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
Thank you for your interest in our Biostatistics department. Please browse our website to learn more about our department and programs. Feel free to contact us for more information.
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.
Seminars and Events

October 8 Seminar: Rick Chappell, PhD, professor of statistics and biostatistics & medical informatics at the University of Wisconsin Medical School will present “Delta what? Choice of outcome scale in non-inferiority trials.”

Complete seminar list


2015 Graduate Program Open House: Prospective students, join us Friday, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in 133 Rosenau Hall. Learn more.