Biostatistics and data science are two related fields that employ different methods to extract scientific knowledge from data. With faculty from both fields, the Department functions as a central hub of biostatistics and data science research and education on this campus.
The Department’s mission has three interdependent components: Research, Service, and Education. In Research, our faculty lead the development of innovative study designs and cutting-edge analytical methods. Faculty expertise covers all biostatistics and data science research areas, including bioinformatics, clinical trial design, observational studies and causal inference, statistical models, imaging processing, machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, as well as advanced computational methods. In Service, we support biomedical research on this campus and beyond by providing study design, data management, and data analysis to support grant development and scientific publication. We collaborate with basic science researchers and medical investigators in all specialty areas. In Education, we strive to provide a conducive learning environment that prepares trainees to become statistical analysts and data scientists skilled in solving real-world problems. We currently have three degree programs: Ph.D. and MS degrees in Biostatistics and BS in Health Data Science.