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.

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University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich

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.

UMass Amherst doctoral student Joshua Nugent

Joshua Nugent, a doctoral student in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate student teaching.

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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.