Biostatistics provides the essential methodological and quantitative underpinning necessary for much of public health and medical research. Appropriate study design, data collection and analysis are all needed in order to quantify the effect of risk factors and health interventions on individuals or populations. Areas of concentration in the department are the development and application of methods in statistical genetics and bioinformatics, statistical epidemiology, statistical issues in clinical research including clinical trials, and the geographic information systems.

Student Profiles

Wenlan Zang

Wenlan Zang - MPH Candidate

Wenlan Zang discovered the field of biostatistics as an undergraduate in her native Guangzhou, China when a visiting professor from Duke came to speak about his work.

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Mauricio Pinilla - MS Candidate

Mauricio Pinilla's love of math drew him to the field of biostatistics.

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Yiyi Liu - PhD Candidate

Yiyi Liu wants to solve real world problems. A fourth-year doctoral student in biostatistics, she has developed statistical methods to predict synergistic effects between drug compounds...