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Megan Branda MS

Senior Research Instructor
  • Center for Innovative Design & Analysis
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics

In her role as a senior research instructor in the Center for Innovative Design & Analysis at the Colorado School of Public Health, Megan asks the tough questions to help her collaborators reach their goals and answer their hypotheses. Her research interests include improving efficiencies in clinical trials, pragmatic trials, and implementation research.

Megan has over 14 years of experience as a biostatistician. She began her career at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota supporting several cancer cooperative groups along with patient-centered research where she designed and evaluated trials that were implemented in clinical practice. She has also worked for a number of years on Shared Decision Making and assessing interventions designed to be implemented within the encounter. 

What's in your data?   Perspicuity  

"I believe one of the main roles is to help investigators plan their trial to ensure data elements are being collected appropriately and all items needed to assess aim are accounted for. The appropriate plan can help ensure that in the end you can assess your outcome of interest otherwise you could have unclear findings."

"I loved that statistics takes my love of math and applies it to problems across so many fields."

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical trials
  • EHR data

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • MS, Statistics, University of Central Florida
  • BA, Statistics, University of Central Florida