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

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Laura Skrip, MPH Candidate

For Laura Skrip, a second-year MPH student, biostatistics is the perfect path for a quantitative thinker to make a difference in the world. 

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Rachel Bhak, MS Candidate

Rachel Bhak has always had an aptitude for math. An MS student in the Department of Biostatistics, she now regularly using her skills with numbers and statistics to test different approaches to...

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Greg Ryslik, PhD Candidate

Doctoral candidate Greg Ryslik’s work in the Department of Biostatistics is focused on bioinformatics, a branch that deals with methods for generating useful biological knowledge.

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