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:
- Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
- Master of Science (M.S.)
- Accelerated Master of Science (M.S.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Biostatistics’ central role in the analysis of public health and biomedical data represent outstanding opportunities.
In the Spotlight
As part of a broader campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Biostatistics & Epidemiology team comprised of Laura Balzer, Andrew Lover, and James Peng has designed and are maintaing the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard.
Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence and associate professor of biostatistics, has released the COVID-19 Forecast Hub's updated projections, four weeks out, for number of COVID-19 deaths nationally and by state.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences provides students with strong analytic and quantitative skills needed to conduct professional level public health research, disease surveillance, program evaluation, and public health practice.