Biostatistics and Epidemiology at UMass Amherst

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.

LabTV profile on Stephen Lauer

LabTV profiled Biostatistics doctoral student Steve Lauer, a graduate researcher in the Reich Lab at UMass Amherst. Steve's research studies can help us predict and deal with epidemics, with the goal of using computer models to predict outbreaks of Dengue fever. Learn more at the LabTV website.


Graduate researchers in Biostatistics and other disciplines at UMass Amherst held a hackathon to analyze public data on Ebola. Students from a wide range of academic disciplines contributed ideas and methodologies to help gain a better understanding of the killer virus.