Biostatistics

Biostatistics is the discipline that is concerned with assessing the magnitude, reliability, validity, and precision of associations (e.g., between exposures and disease) and making inferences about target populations using data from samples of those populations. This broad field includes the development of statistical theory and methods, and their application to the biomedical and clinical sciences. Biostatistics plays a crucial role in the research process, from design of the research plan through analysis and publication of study results.

The Biostatistics Unit and Division were formed within the CCEB and DBE in 1997 with the mandate to conduct large-scale, multicenter clinical trials as well as patient-oriented research projects, and to provide collaborative biostatistical support for clinical research throughout the Medical Center and the University. In addition, the biostatistics faculty lead the graduate programs in Biostatistics. Biostatistics faculty, students and staff are involved in biostatistical methodological research spanning many intellectually diverse areas.

Biostatistics Unit/Division Key Personnel

Biostatistics Faculty

Biostatistics faculty are actively engaged in biostatistics research and training efforts.

Biostatistics Graduate Students

Biostatistics Research

Graduate Training Programs in Biostatistics

The CCEB offers an MS in Biostatistics and a PhD in Biostatistics.

Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC)

The Biostatistics Analysis Center (BAC) provides biostatistical programming support for collaborative research projects.

Biostatistics Epidemiology Center (BECC)

The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Center (BECC) provides study design and biostatistical consultation and advice to researchers within the health system on matters related to proposal development.

Clinical Research Computing Center (CRCU)

The Clinical Research Computing Center (CRCU) provides clinical data management and research computing support.

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