Our thriving biostatistics department is recognized as a worldwide leader in research and practice.
Members of our faculty are interested both in development of statistical methodology and application of statistics in applied research. Our research strengths include:
- Development of new statistical methods to address pressing issues in medicine and public health sciences
- Design of innovative clinical trials that allow faster evaluation of new therapeutic agents;
- Collaborative work focused upon important public health concerns, including infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and drinking water safety; and
- Utilization of strong quantitative skills to improve the health of human beings around the globe.
BIOS alumna Natalie Hall is featured in the October 2014 issue of AmSTAT News. Read more.
Jianwen Cai, professor and vice chair of the Department of Biostatistics, has been elected to be the new president of ENAR (Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society) … See story
Many older emergency department patients are malnourished, study finds. Read more.
March 5: Luis Carvalho, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University, A Hierarchical Statistical Model and Computational Methods for Genome-wide Association Studies