Department of Biostatistics

What is Biostatistics?

Biostatistics uses statistical reasoning and methods to address major problems in public health. Students who concentrate in biostatistics are interested in how data, population studies, and health intersect. They study advanced statistical methodologies and apply them to better understand health trends among populations. Biostatistics students interpret results of statistical analyses from public health studies and translate the information into easily understandable facts for scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Our department includes a Section on Statistical Genetics and a Section on Research Methods and Clinical Trials. We offer training both at the graduate and post-doctoral level.  At the graduate level, the Department offers both the MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics.