The Department of Biostatistics at the Gillings School of Global Public Health 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. Some of 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
- Utilization of strong quantitative skills to improve the health of human beings around the globe
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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.