The 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. In order to create economies of scale and leverage other resources, the M&M Core’s activities are coordinated with other UM Centers and Institutes to provide a comprehensive approach to support translational research in diabetes.
The specific aims of the M&M Core are:
- To consult on the design, collection of data, and statistical analysis of clinical and basic biomedical studies focused on the causes, prevention and control of diabetes, its complications, and comorbidities.
- To perform data management and conduct advanced biostatistical analyses and simulations.
- 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 epidemiologic 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.