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.
BIOS News & Events

September 13th: The Annual Biostatistics Picnic for students, staff, faculty and their families. Check your email for additional information or contact Veronica Stallings



September 3rd :  Richard C. Zink,  PhD, JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute will present “Assessing the cardiovascular risk of anti-diabetic therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus”

September 10th: Haiqun Lin, PhD, Assocaite Professor of Public Heath at Yale’s School of Public Health will present “Marginal Inference of Longitudinal Data in Presence of Non-ignorable Missing Response”

Complete seminar list.