Woodson Biostatistics Consultation Program


This program provides free consultation for study design and data analysis for new and on-going clinical research projects implemented by faculty and house officers in the Department of Pediatrics. Two biostatistics consultants will provide services to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Julie Sturza, MPH, Statistician Senior, Center for Human Grown & Development.

Julie is a Senior Statistician who has been working with multidisciplinary teams of researchers, including pediatricians, at the University of Michigan for the past 4 years. Prior to that she was an analyst at the US Environmental Protection Agency. She earned her MPH at the University of Michigan.

Nico Kaciroti, PhD, Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development and Research Scientist, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Niko is a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. He has been a Co-I on multiple NIH grants over the past 10 years, is the Director of the Statistical Core for a multi-university program project grant, and is a faculty affiliate at the Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics. He is the statistical editor for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

 Scope of consultation 

  • Discussion of study design, approach for data analysis, or actual analysis.
  • Work related to consultation will only be performed during the designated hours, i.e. large analytical efforts will likely be outside scope of this program.
  • Some data analysis will be feasible.

 To make an appointment

Contact Julie Sturza (jmigrin@umich.edu). Appointments can be made to accommodate the physician's schedule.


* NOTE:  This department initiative is funded by the Charles Woodson Fund for Clinical Research.  Recipients/awardees must acknowledge support from the Charles Woodson Fund for Clinical Research in resulting publications, abstracts and presentations.