Welcome to Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. As part of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, we are a dynamic group of faculty engaged in methodologic and collaborative research that is relevant to a wide spectrum of complex public health questions. Working closely with the Epidemiology faculty, we are involved in multiple areas of research that are as diverse as community based research, survey and sampling methodology, Bayesian methods, clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, statistical computing, and genomics. We offer state of the art M.P.H, M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs which integrate core statistical literacy and methods with the health related biological sciences. Biostatistics’ central role in the analysis of public health and biomedical data represent outstanding opportunities. Come join us.
in the spotlight
A dozen UMass Amherst research assistants (RAs) are doing key work this academic year on the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study. The RAs are collaborating with SEIGMA team members analyzing data for the upcoming release of their baseline survey results.
HackEbola, a recent weekend-long hackathon at UMass Amherst, brought together attendees from campus and across Western Massachusetts to examine data related to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.