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Division of Biostatistics
The Division of Biostatistics focuses on the development of statistical methods for biomedical research. We collaborate with a variety of 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 over 100 research grants and contracts totaling more than $150 million.

We offer MPH, MS and PhD degrees, along with a Certificate in Applied Biostatistics and a minor. Professor Brad Carlin serves as the division head.

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Recent News

Positively Negative

The world loves to hear about research breakthroughs that trounce disease or save lives. But what about negative findings that show treatments or drugs don’t work? Can they be…

June 9, 2014Biostats Faculty Homepage News

Six PhD students named Dissertation Fellows

Six School of Public Health doctoral students have received veritable golden tickets through fellowships awarded by the Graduate School. Front Row: Hilary Whitham, Gilbert Gonzales and Debashree Ray. Back…

May 16, 2014Awards Biostat Student News Biostats

Eberly named ASA Fellow

There’s one big reason why the School of Public Health’s Lynn Eberly loves being a biostatistician and professor. “I just really like learning about science,” she says. “The beauty…

May 2, 2014Awards Biostats Faculty

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