Welcome to Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. As part of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, we are a dynamic group of faculty engaged in methodologic and collaborative research that is relevant to a wide spectrum of complex public health questions. Working closely with the Epidemiology faculty, we are involved in multiple areas of research that are as diverse as community based research, survey and sampling methodology, Bayesian methods, clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, statistical computing, and genomics. We offer state of the art M.P.H, M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs which integrate core statistical literacy and methods with the health related biological sciences. Biostatistics’ central role in the analysis of public health and biomedical data represent outstanding opportunities. Come join us.
in the spotlight
Doctoral candidate Stephen Lauer was recently featured in a video on the website LabTV. “Biostatistics is really statistics for public health,” says Lauer. “I’ve always been somebody who looks to help others. I just never realized that I could do it with statistics,” he adds.
Leontine Alkema, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, co-authors United Nations inter-agency group report on global maternal mortality in a study published in The Lancet. Alkema and colleagues revealed that there was an overall 44% decline during the period 1990-2015.