The NIH recently awarded a Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Training Program to UNC. Professor and Chair Michael Kosorok, PhD will co-direct the program, which will unite 48 faculty mentors in 11 departments within four schools at the University.
Message from the Chair
The field of biostatistics is at the cutting edge of new developments in the health sciences. UNC Gillings biostatisticians work collaboratively with scientist colleagues on various studies in the health sciences to develop optimal methods for data collection and analysis... " Read More
Michael R Kosorok, PhD
WR Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair

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.