Biostatistics

The Biostatistics concentration in the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences prepares students to unravel complex health issues by integrating traditional basic knowledge of biostatistics with innovative research in the biological sciences, along with the core areas of public health and the related health science disciplines. Biostatistics offers a wide range of academic programs which integrate core statistical literacy and methods with the health related biological sciences, including:

Biostatistics’ central role in the analysis of public health and biomedical data represent outstanding opportunities.

In the Spotlight

University of Massachusetts Amherst Biostatistics alum Justin Baldwin '17

A Fulbright U.S. Student grant will allow Biostatistics alumnus Justin Baldwin MS ’17 to travel to Cali, Colombia and research ecology related to birds and bats. The grant will cover Baldwin’s transportation costs to South America, and room and board while he works during the period of August 2017 through May of 2018.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Leontine Alkema

Leontine Alkema recently was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore and analyze family planning indicators such as contraceptive use in 69 countries. The main goal is to develop new methods and tools any country can use to monitor and advance national reproductive health.