About BISC

Beyond Inference Statistical Consulting, also known as BISC, is a statistics consulting service group primarily serving researchers within the health sciences. BISC is a woman-owned business located outside of Philadelphia, PA and partners a team of PhD and Masters level statisticians, programmers, and clinical researchers from top universities and pharmaceutical companies. Our team is highly proficient in general computation techniques, and is capable of performing quantitative analyses of virtually any level of complexity. Typical analytic methods utilized include generalized linear modeling, logistic regression, hierarchical linear modeling, propensity score modeling, and structural equation modeling.

Our founder, Alexandra Hanlon, is a doctoral prepared consulting statistician in the research community with over twenty years of experience. She is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and has extensive academic advising and mentoring experience. Dr Hanlon’s expertise lies in applied statistical methodological research, with an emphasis on longitudinal and survival modeling. As a collaborative research team member in academia and industry, Dr Hanlon has an outstanding record of productivity, with an impressive funding record and more than 220 published peer-reviewed journal articles. She is an active member of many professional organizations, including Vice Chair for District 3 (13 Chapters in the North Central US) of the American Statistical Association.

The BISC mission is to help clients develop research programs with scientific rigor and statistical validity. We are committed to maintaining the highest scientific and ethical standards while providing timely and cost-effective services.

Our clients are comprised of universities, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and graduate students in their dissertation phase of research. Clients include investigators and students from the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, the University of Maryland, Temple University College of Health Professions and School of Medicine, Helen F Graham Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Crozer Medical Center, and Johnson and Johnson, Inc.

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