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
Nicholas Reich, one of the leading researchers in the nation developing prediction models for infectious diseases such as influenza and dengue fever, recently received grants totaling more than $2 million to create better prediction methods for infectious disease worldwide.
Evan Ray, a postdoctoral researcher, developed a new method with faculty Nicholas Reich for forecasting infectious disease incidence that was the top overall performer in predicting the onset and peak timing of the 2015-2016 influenza season in the US.