Research Staff

Research Staff

The Methods Core research staff has experience in a wide range of data collection, management, and analysis techniques. To engage our staff, please contact Andrea Flores to discuss your research needs and staff availability. Staff is available on an hourly basis or as a percentage of effort (only for federal grants). Investigators will receive up to two hours of free consulting for the planning of larger projects. As an introduction to the Methods Core, investigators will receive up to one hour of free staff time to complete small projects.


Fee Schedule (effective 7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025)

Research staff collaboration effort charged on an hourly basis for non-federal and unrestricted projects only:

  • $115/hour –Statistical Support Senior Research Analyst
  • $80/hour –Statistical Support Research Analyst
  • $60/hour — Statistical Support Student/Trainee

Lab share support and Data Access fees:

  • $400/year –Lab Management
  • $0 – Access to Marketscan Data for projects meeting eligibility criteria. Please click here to review data access guidelines.

For data acquisition, you will need access to a lab share on the Center for Research Informatics’ (CRI) storage system. Lab shares are available to BSD faculty at no charge for allocations up to 4 TB. Lab shares are available to non-BSD faculty and other university investigators for a charge. Contact us for more information on how to navigate this process. Ask about having us manage your account and lab share. The Methods Core charges $400 per year as a lab management fee. This is for us to serve as interface with CRI, manage your lab, give access to new users per your request, and create new collaborator accounts and other similar administrative tasks.

These rates apply for payments from University accounts, and invoices for hourly charges go out at the end of each month. Please contact us to discuss non-UChicago or non-academic rates.


Staff Listing

View full bios for the Methods Core Research Staff on the CHeSS staff directory page.

Andrea Flores, MA, Senior Director of CHeSS Methods Core

Rachel Baccile, MPP, Senior Research Analyst

John Cursio, PhD, Research Assistant Professor

Jane He, BS, BA, Research Assistant

Max Hyman, BA, Research Analyst

Zaed Hussain, BS, Research Analyst

Hui Zhang, PhD, Data Analytics Manager