Skip to main content

Derek K. Smith, DDS, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
Co-Chair of Research and Mentoring, Pain and Symptom Management Program Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

This is a comprehensive course that aims to equip medical professionals with the necessary statistical knowledge to interpret clinical data analysis and critically review clinical research. This course covers a wide range of topics, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, statistical power and sample size, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Special topics (e.g., Bayesian methods, meta-analysis) may be covered. The course is designed to be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of mathematics and no prior experience in statistics. By the end of this course, participants will have a strong foundation in biostatistics that will enable them to make informed decisions based on clinical data.

Fall [3]