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
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.
BIOS News & Events

Biostatistics 2015 Awards Day will be held on April 23, 2015 … See story

BIOS alumna Natalie Hall is featured in the October 2014 issue of  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



April 16: Biostatistics Faculty Presentations: Young Truong, professor, and Eric Bair, research assistant professor

April 23: Lu Mao, Efficient Estimation of Semiparametric Transformation Models for the Cumulative Incidence of Competing Risks

May 11-12: 2015 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series  Susan A. Murphy, University of Michigan