MCDTR Methods and Measurement Core
The MCDTR Methods and Measurement (M&M) Core’s mission is to assist investigators to design studies, collect data, and analyze data to examine questions related to the causes, prevention, and control of diabetes, its complications, and comorbidities. The M&M Core supports investigators through consultation and collaboration, leads work-in progress sessions, develops and maintains centralized resources, and conducts workshops. The Specific Aims are:
- To consult with investigators regarding the design, collection of data, and statistical analysis of behavioral, clinical, and health systems-related translational research studies focused on the causes, prevention and control of diabetes, its complications, and comorbidities.
- To conduct advanced biostatistical analyses, simulations, and data management in collaboration with funded investigators.
- To facilitate the use of the Michigan Model of Diabetes Progression to evaluate the cost and health utilities of interventions and to rigorously assess cost-effectiveness.
- To support communication, collaboration and resources for investigators, including the development and maintenance of web-based resources for both internal use and extramural dissemination.
The Core includes personnel with skills in epidemiological methods; survey methodology; psychometric measurement; quality measurement and practice profiling; technical aspects of managing, merging, and analyzing large administrative and clinical databases; and advanced biostatistical analysis and economic modeling.
The Core has developed a model to estimate the probabilities of the progression of diabetes and of its complications. The model also estimates the costs and the effect on quality of life associated with these disease states. The program can be accessed by clicking on Disease Modeling
Rodney A. Hayward, M.D., Director, Methods and Measurement Core; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-647-4844
Morton B. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Director, Methods and Measurement Core; email@example.com; 734-936-0992
Timothy P. Hofer, M.D., M.Sc., Co-Investigator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-845-3504
Lisa A. Prosser, Ph.D., Co-Investigator; email@example.com; 734-232-1077
Wen Ye, Ph.D., Co-Investigator; firstname.lastname@example.org; 734-615-9051