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.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich

The University of Massachusetts Amherst-based U.S. COVID-19 Forecast Hub, a collaborative research consortium directed by Biostatistics and Epidemiology faculty members Nicholas Reich and Evan Ray, has generated the most consistently accurate predictions of pandemic deaths at the state and national level, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.

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The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology has issued a statement on racism. Click the "Read More" button to read the full text.

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