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Gina-Maria Pomann

Associate Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics
Duke Box 2721, Durham, NC 27710
2424 Erwin Road Ste 1105, 11039 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705

Research Interests


My primary research focuses on methods related to the development of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and data science units within academic health centers. An essential element of my work is to improve and diversify the workforce of collaborative biostatisticians and data scientists. I develop training programs, operational processes, and organizational infrastructure that foster efficient and effective collaborations between clinical and translational scientists and quantitative scientists.

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics I collaborate with clinical and translational scientists to address scientific problems and develop best practices for efficient and effective quantitative and qualitative collaboration resources. As the Director of the Duke Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core, I lead a team of collaborative biostatisticians (40+ faculty, staff and students) who work with the interdisciplinary network of clinical and translational investigators conducting research at Duke. These biostatisticians are embedded in long term collaborative teams and provide expertise in study design, implementation of statistical methodology, and interpretation of results.

In addition to developing collaboration teams, the Core also provides analytic resource navigation in order to connect all quantitative and qualitative research groups on campus. We develop and support medical investigator training programs, biostatistician and data science training programs, student training and internship programs, seminar series, and participate on numerous national initiatives to enhance data driven research in academic healthcare. More information about our work can be found on our website: https://biostat.duke.edu/berd-methods-core .

Selected Grants


Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2018 - 2028

Comparative Effectiveness of Vesicoureteral Reflux Treatments in Children

ResearchBiostatistician · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2014 - 2019

Duke CTSA (UL1)

ResearchBiostatistician III · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2013 - 2018

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellowship · August 2009 - May 2013 AT&T
DGE-0946818 (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship) · August 2010 - January 2015 National Science Foundation
R01-NS085211 · September 2013 - July 2018 Graduate Research Assistant · NIH
K08-DK100534 · August 2014 - May 2019 Biostatistician · NIH
UL1-TR002325 BERD/DUKE CTSA · September 2013 - April 2023 Biostatistician · Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)

External Relationships


  • Prosperdtx

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