The Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC) is located in the School of Public Health of the University of Maryland at College Park. Our mission is to foster and conduct statistical analysis, data mining, and quantitative risk assessments in areas of public health and biomedical research.


The primary goal of BRAC is to collaborate with investigators and research institutions in undertaking statistical analysis, bioinformatic procedures and quantitative risk assessment. Our objectives are:

  • To collaborate with investigators and provide help on study design, sample size and power calculations, data collection and data management, statistical modeling, bioinformatic analysis, interpretation of statistical findings, manuscript preparation, and dissemination of results.
  • To take the lead on development of new and improved biostatistical and bioinformatic methods which are needed for cutting-edge multidisciplinary and translational research.
  • To develop software tools for new statistical methods developed for the projects.