The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Unraveling complex health issues through strong analytic skills and studying the distribution of the spread of disease, social factors, and other risk factors.

Born as a program in 1972 as part of the Division of Public Health, the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology has grown to support almost 100 graduate students and research funding of $38.2 million. Its 26 faculty members focus on transdisciplinary research collaborations in the areas of COVID-19 and other infectious disease forecasting and mitigation, reproductive health and breast cancer research, biomarkers and genomics, problem gambling, causal methods and clinical trials, physical activity and nutrition, and more.