DOMStat is positioned in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research (GIM-HSR) within the UCLA Department of Medicine. Dr. David Elashoff serves as the Director of DOMStat. DOMStat consists of faculty statisticians, staff statisticians, data managers, administrative staff members, a systems manager, and part-time student research assistants. Their objective is to provide investigators at UCLA with state-of-the-art statistical support. DOMStat collaborates with faculty and trainees throughout the health sciences on study design, data management and statistical analysis. They also work closely with investigators in drafting statistical sections for grant proposals, study protocols and research manuscripts. 

The portfolio of DOMStat faculty and staff projects and experience covers a wide range of content areas. Example areas of expertise include: anesthesiology, behavioral and social sciences, biomedical informatics, cardiology, clinical trials, dentistry, endocrinology, heath economics, geriatrics, gastroenterology, health services research, hepatology, infectious disease, neurology, nephrology, nursing, nutrition, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, pediatrics, psychology, public health, pulmonology, quality improvement, rheumatology, sleep disorders, sports medicine, substance use, surgery, organ transplantation, and urology. DOMStat is additionally experienced in working with a wide range of data and datasets, including high-throughput omics data, clinical trials patient level data, bio-specimen data, electronic health records data, survey data, and large secondary health services/insurance claims data.

DOMStat has a suite of 11 offices and 40 cubicles off campus at 1100 Glendon Ave, Suite 1820. While off campus, the office’s proximity to the UCLA campus allows for collaborations with all other departments in the DGSOM, as well as other schools within the University and the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center. DOMStat has substantial computational resources including 45 desktop computers and a shared server. The DOMStat server is located in the Department of Medicine’s server room. The room has restricted access and data is protected by daily automated backup. Network access is limited by a Medical Center firewall and local network security policies. The DOMStat Core’s software includes: SAS, R, SPSS, Stata, Stat Transfer, nQuery Advisor, and PASS. DOMStat staff are experts in SAS programming, in the development of networked (e.g., internet) database applications using tools such as REDCap, and familiar with a wide variety of statistical analysis software, including general libraries such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, R, Bioconductor, Python, and specialized modeling tools such as EQS, LISREL, Mplus, HLM, and many others. DOMStat has built out a database infrastructure using a combination of REDCap and SAS to provide data coordinating support services to multicenter clinical trials. The infrastructure includes capabilities to perform remote data quality control and data monitoring as well as data error communication and resolution. Additionally, DOMStat has a dedicated Linux computer with appropriate software to perform data pre-processing for sequencing data. DOMStat collaborates with the UCLA Heath Office of Health Informatics and Analytics to develop cloud-based data repositories to support large-scale data storage, integration and analysis for multicenter studies.

For more information, please visit the DOMStat website.

Last updated
January 4, 2024