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The field of biostatistics is at the cutting edge of new developments in data science and health. UNC Gillings biostatisticians apply data science to solve problems in human health through designing research studies, organizing and integrating data, analyzing data, and collaborating on multi-disciplinary research teams to improve human health... " Read More.
Dr. Michael Kosorok
Michael R. Kosorok, PhD
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biostatistics
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.