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.

The department offers graduate degree programs in both Biostatistics and Epidemiology, including 4+1 accelerated degrees, MPH (epidemiology only), MS, and PhD degree options.

Learn more about our Biostatistics program.

Learn more about our Epidemiology program.