Biostatistics provides the essential methodological and quantitative underpinning necessary for much of public health and medical research. Appropriate study design, data collection and analysis are all needed in order to quantify the effect of risk factors and health interventions on individuals or populations. Areas of concentration in the department are the development and application of methods in statistical genetics and bioinformatics, statistical epidemiology, statistical issues in clinical research including clinical trials, and the geographic information systems.

Student Profiles

Wenlan Zang

Wenlan Zang - Biostatistics

Wenlan Zang discovered the field of biostatistics as an undergraduate in her native Guangzhou, China when a visiting professor from Duke came to speak about his work.

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Mauricio Pinilla - MS Candidate

Mauricio Pinilla's love of math drew him to the field of biostatistics.

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Zhixuan (Evie) Fu - PhD Candidate

As an undergraduate in statistics at the University of Hong Kong, Zhixuan (Evie) Fu was exposed to biostatistics and clinical trials by one of her professors.

News from the Department of Biostatistics

Spring 2016