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. Collaboration is not only encouraged; it is expected. Your research projects likely will involve members of the Gillings School faculty, investigators at the UNC medical school and scientists at other organizations, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and biopharmaceutical companies.
 
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

BIOS students receive awards for their research at ENAR in March 2014. See full story…

Thomas Richardson, PhD, Director, Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Statistics at the University of Washington, will present “Unifying the Counterfactual and Graphical Approaches to Causality via Single World Intervention Graphs (SWIGs)” on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:30pm in 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall

Dr. Jianqing Fan announced as speaker for 2014 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series, May 28-29.