Faculty research interests span a variety of topics, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, genetics and genomics, HIV/AIDS, health records informatics, machine learning, medical imaging, pulmonary disease, spatial statistics, survival analysis, and more.

Get to know our Biostatistics faculty.

Learn more about research in the Division of Biostatistics & Health Data Science.

Recent Faculty Research Studies

  • Can a new treatment thwart COVID-19? — A global clinical trial in hospitalized patients is looking for answers. Continue reading.
  • Discovering the genetic source of diabetes — Professors Baolin Wu and Jim Pankow are leading a new study to identify the segments of human genetic code associated with the onset of diabetes. Continue reading.
  • Linking brain function to adolescent suicide risk — Biostatistician and Assistant Professor Mark Fiecas is co-leading a study looking at the emergence of depression and suicide risk in thousands of adolescents and how it relates to the behavior of specific brain regions over time. Read the story.

SPH Biostatistics Feature Story

A Clinical Trial Powerhouse: Finding treatments that work for life-threatening diseases across the globe

Global clinical trials take immense amounts of detailed planning and no place is better at their design and management than SPH’s Coordinating Centers for Biometric Research (CCBR). The group has tackled the most stubborn health challenges, including cardiovascular disease, influenza, Ebola, and HIV/AIDS, for which it changed treatment protocols and saved millions of lives. In 2020, CCBR collaborated on the development of a master protocol with multiple clinical trial networks to evaluate the safety and efficacy of investigational agents for the treatment of COVID-19.

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