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Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS)

The Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) is a center for collaborative science. Developed in partnership with Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) and the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), YCAS brings together existing academic strengths in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health policy, health services and big data research at Yale. Our collaborative teams provide expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of health and health care studies, methodological development and education and training.

To collaborate with investigators on studies to improve health, to advance the development of innovative analytical methods and to educate and train the next generation of researchers and methodologists.

To be a world leader in the development and application of innovative biostatistical, epidemiological, and health services research methods to improve health.

  • To provide an infrastructure and resources to facilitate access to biostatistical, epidemiological, genomic, health economic and other research expertise that can help in the design, conduct and analysis of investigations throughout the university.
  • To conduct innovative, biostatistical, epidemiological and health economic research.
  • To link applied and methodological scientists in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, genomics and other disciplines for collaborative research projects throughout the university.
  • To train and educate the next generation of health investigators in research methodology.
  • To train the next generation of applied biostatisticians and methodologists in analytical sciences -- biostatistics, epidemiology and health economics.
  • To serve as a national resource for health research methods.
  • To serve as a leader for the dissemination of research results through symposia, workshops, publications and other media.
  • To become a world leader in comparative effectiveness research.

Research and Design Clinics, and Analytics Clinics

Recognizing that budget constraints can inhibit investigators from turning to statistical scientists for assistance, the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) offers free office hours, weekly research and design clinics and analytic clinics to meet the needs of researchers at the schools of medical and public health. Click here to schedule office hours or use our YCAS Intake Form to request a research and design clinic or analytic clinic.