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:

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, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, whose flu forecasting collaborative has produced some of the world’s most accurate models in recent years, will receive up to $3 million in funding over the next five years from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to operate a UMass-based CDC Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence, one of two in the nation.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer is among the authors of a new paper appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine that shares the results of an ambitious three-year research project, the Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) Study, to reduce HIV incidence and improve community health in rural Kenya and Uganda.

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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.