Data Management and Statistics Core


The Data Management & Statistics Core (DMSC) provides Center investigators with data management, database design and development, statistical analysis and procedural consistency to produce the highest quality of data. Their activities in data collection, data management, statistical methodologies and computer technology allow for a cost efficient, smoothly functioning Core with sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the Center investigators.


  • Providing data management and reporting systems for Center activities including the Clinical Core’s research registry, the Neuropathology Core and the Data Request Registry
  • Providing an infrastructure for secure Center data
  • Conducting quality control and validation procedures for all Center data
  • Providing Center investigators with statistical consultation and guidance on their research projects, addressing issues such as choice of statistical design, sample size calculations, data analysis plans and interpretation of results

Data Request Application Procedures

If you are interested in accessing existing data from the BU ADC database or recruiting participants from the ADC registry, please visit our online request forms.

Key Personnel

  • Christine Chaisson, MPH, Core Director
  • Yorghos Tripodis, PhD, Statistician
  • Joseph Palmisano, MPH, Statistical Programmer & Data Manager
  • Diane Dixon, Data Manager
  • Jinghsun Yang, Database Programmer & Manager