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

Erin Emme hi res

Erin Emme - MPH candidate

When Erin Emme was working on her masters in ethics, she was frustrated by the lack of data.

Kevin WU - crop

Xiaotian (Kevin) Wu - MS candidate

A native of Beijing, Xiatian (Kevin) Wu is taking full advantage of his time at Yale, doing research at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) in West Haven and with a senior faculty member.

Evie Fu - crop

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.