Biostatistics faculty members foster a unique environment in which practical involvement in transdisciplinary research collaborations can flourish. Our faculty creates the theoretical and applied statistical methods necessary to design laboratory, medical, and public health studies; to undertake quantitative evaluation and measurement; and to use statistical inferences to arrive at appropriate conclusions from medical and public health data. Working closely with the Epidemiology faculty, our faculty are involved in multiple avenues of research, including community-based research, survey and sampling methodology, and genomics.