Biostatistics

Dr. Yun Li (third from right, pictured with her statistical genetics group), assistant professor of biostatistics, is among the top 1% most cited world researchers in their subject fields for 2014 according to Thomson Reuters.
Message from the Chair
"Thank you for your interest in learning more about our department and programs. Please browse our website to learn more about us."
Michael R Kosorok, PhD
W.R. 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;
  • 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.
BIOS News & Events

BIOS alumna Natalie Hall is featured in this month’s 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.

Spring 2015 Seminars

January 29: Quefeng Li, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University  Meta-analysis Based Gene and Pathway Identification for High-throughput Genomic Data

January 30: Xianming Tan, Biostatistics Core Facility at Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center Optimal two-Stage Design for Phase II Cancer Clinical Trials with Responses and Early Progression as Co-Primary Endpoints