Meet some of our students and learn more about the Department of Biostatistics at UNC Gillings!
Message from the Interim 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
Jianwen Cai, PhD
Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor and Interim 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.
Data Science and BIOS

Biostatistics is the core of data science and its application to human health and the UNC Gillings Department of Biostatistics is at the forefront of training and equipping future leaders in this increasingly important field.