Our Data & Design Core provides scientists with individualized guidance on study design and methods, measurement approaches, existing data sources, and analytic support. 

We aim to accelerate the research process by connecting investigators to valuable existing datasets so that researchers can draw meaningful conclusions more quickly and efficiently. Our goal is to equip researchers with the tools needed to make meaningful advancements in depression research.

Read more about our services below and contact our team at efdc-datadesign@umich.edu

Research Incubator Program »

Early-career investigators often face major obstacles to launching a research practice, including navigating resources and lack of dedicated support. Our incubator program offers individualized support to answer innovative, creative research questions by providing access to faculty expertise, analytic support and guidance on data sources, design and methods. 

Data Resources »

We help researchers utilize existing datasets to test their hypotheses earlier and more efficiently. Our curated data resources, including high-yield datasets and validated depression measures, help provide the tools needed to rapidly advance impactful research questions into answers.

Data Consultation

Working with data can be challenging. The Data & Design team offers one-on-one consultation to help researchers advance their untapped ideas with data science expertise. Our team can assist if you are looking for a data source, are stuck on an analysis problem or have a study design question.

Meet the Data & Design Core Team


Faculty Co-Leads

Briana Mezuk, Ph.D.

Faculty Co-Lead, Data & Design Core

Sarah Stoddard, Ph.D., C.N.P.

Faculty Co-Lead, Data & Design Core

Associate Professor

Core Staff

Meghan Seewald

Meghan Seewald

Data & Design Core Manager
Emily J. Urban-Wojcik, Ph.D.

Emily J. Urban-Wojcik, Ph.D.

Data & Design Core, Lead Statistician