Clifford B. Pereira, PhD, Co-Director for Statistics
Department of Statistics 

Clifford Pereira, PhD has been the Director of the Statistics Facility Core since 1986. Dr. Pereira’s educational background includes Bachelor’s (microbiology) and Master’s (avian ecology) degrees in Biology with dissertations at each level wherein he gained direct laboratory and field research experience. His background in both biology and statistics contributes greatly to his understanding of biological research issues, his interest in the research problems and his efficient communication with the researchers. Dr. Pereira’s statistical interests are in the application of statistics to biological problems. Specifically, his expertise includes 1) study design and data analysis for both randomized experiments and sampling studies, 2) quantitative assessment and comparison of study designs, 3) analysis of data with complex error structures commonly encountered in biological research and 4) statistical consulting.