The mission of the BEAD Core is to provide research support services that promote, strengthen and expand the research of Johns Hopkins University faculty so that we remain one of the top interdisciplinary research institutions focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and the communities they live in. Our Core values are integrity, excellence, sustainability, and collaboration through team-science. With these values in mind, we’ve created a service-based model that is responsive, efficient, and focused on a mentored support structure.

Epidemiological Methods

Epidemiology and epidemiologists are at the core of what we do at the BEAD Core. As such, we value supporting a project from the beginning of formulating aims, all the way to preparing a manuscript. By being present at the early stages of a project, we can help educate and mentor our clients on best practices when they matter most.

Study Design and Review of Aims and Hypotheses
The BEAD Core has extensive experience in study design. We understand that the initial study design and formulation of aims will inform the analyses that come later on. As such, we prefer to begin working with clients as upstream as possible in their project timeline.

Study Supervision and Coordination
When we receive a request for BEAD Core services, we work to match one of our faculty leads to your project. Our leads personally collaborate with you to ensure the timely completion of requested work and to deliver high quality results. The lead will also supervise any BEAD Core analyst or programmer assigned to your project.