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

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich

An ensemble forecast representing multiple models has generated the most consistent predictions of COVID-19 deaths, according to preliminary research by a team of biostatisticians and epidemiologists led by Nicholas Reich, director of the UMass Amherst-based COVID-19 Forecast Hub and the Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence. The team evaluated about 200,000 forecasts of pandemic deaths from around 25 global teams of infectious-disease forecasters. 

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