Biostatistics

Amy Herring (left), associate chair of the biostatistics department, converses with students on the front lawn of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Amy Herring (left), associate chair of the biostatistics department, converses with students on the front lawn of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

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;
  • Teamwork 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.
News

Wenbin Lu, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University, will present “On Estimation of Optimal Treatment Regimes for Maximizing t-Year Survival Probability“ on Thursday, August 28 at 3:30 p.m. in 0001 Michael Hooker Research Center.

Many older emergency department patients are malnourished, study finds. Read more.

BIOS students win first prize for original song and video in ASA’s ‘You’ve Got Talent’ contest.  Read more.

Professor Koch wins ASA’s Peace Award for outstanding contributions. Read more.

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