Biostatistics

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:

The UMass Amherst Biostatistics program is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff.  

We recognize that an academic community with a diversity of backgrounds provides a broader perspective, and that broad perspective is a key component of understanding and solving complex problems in public health and health sciences with biostatistics.

In the Spotlight

Groundbreaking research led by Associate Professor of Biostatistics Raji Balasubramanian shows that oral hormone therapy (HT) significantly alters the metabolome of postmenopausal women. 

UMass Amherst BIO-EPI faculty Laura Balzer and Andrew Lover

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 maintaining the UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard.

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