The Division of Biostatistics focuses on the development of statistical methods for biomedical research. We collaborate with University research partners on projects involving HIV/AIDS, heart and lung disease, cancer, neuroimaging, and many other clinical disciplines.

Performing methodological research in areas including Bayesian analysis, spatial statistics, statistical genetics, and causal inference, division faculty, students, and staff are involved in more than 100 research grants and contracts totaling more than $150 million.

Are you in a major other than Biostatistics? Not sure which class to take first? Read our Guide to Introductory Biostatistics Courses.

Biostats professor with students

Assistant professor Joe Koopmeiners teaches a biostatistics class.


Abhirup Datta at Research Day


Biostatistics professor Julian Wolfson





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Division of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
A460 Mayo Building, MMC 303
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Upcoming Open House

Oct. 23: Biostatistics Prospective Student Open House

Upcoming Events

Wed 21

Biostatistics Seminar with David Matteson

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri 23

Biostatistics Prospective Student Open House

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 28

Biostatistics Seminar with Fang Yu

October 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm