The lifeblood of research.

Data lead to answers.

Fundamental to public health research and policy, biostatistics is also one of the most interdisciplinary departments at Boston University School of Public Health. By designing studies, developing new methodologies, and extracting and analyzing information from data, we help inform decisions to promote better health.

Biostatistics faculty members are internationally recognized for methodological innovations in clinical trials and observational studies, statistical genetics analysis, and Bayesian methods. They have a long history of collaborating to address some of the world’s most pressing public health concerns, as well as training the next generation of students to tackle emerging public health and medical issues with cutting-edge methods and technological skills.

Areas in which we are active include genetic studies of risk factors for breast cancer; safety and efficacy assessments of a new Alzheimer’s disease drug; comparisons of patient outcomes with different behavioral interventions; and studies to identify genetic and non-genetic factors of healthy aging and extreme human longevity.

Affiliated Academic Programs:

MA in Biostatistics  MS in Applied Biostatistics

PhD in Biostatistics  MPH

Graduate Certificate in Modern Biostatistics in Clinical Trials

Graduate Certificate in Statistical Genetics

Biostatistics News

Biostatistics Events


  • Published On 9/19/2018Making Triage Decisions for the Acute Community Care Program: Paramedics Caring for Urgent Health Problems in Patients' Homes.American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Qualityread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/19/2018Vascular risk at younger ages most strongly associates with current and future brain volume.Neurologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/13/2018Endothelin-1 Measurement in Patients Undergoing Diagnostic Coronary Angiography-Results from the Catheter Sampled Blood Archive in Cardiovascular Diseases (CASABLANCA) Study.Clinical chemistryread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/13/2018Hypophosphatemia Regulates Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Rhythm.Scientific reportsread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/12/2018Linking genes, circuits, and behavior: network connectivity as a novel endophenotype of externalizing.Psychological medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/11/2018Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on Treatment Outcomes in a Prospective Study of Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) HIV Co-Infection Treatment in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)read at PubMed
  • Published On 9/7/2018Social Media Use and Preferences in Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease.Inflammatory bowel diseasesread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/4/2018Parental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease increases risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring.Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liverread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/3/2018Timing and Duration of Pre- and Postnatal Homelessness and the Health of Young Children.Pediatricsread at PubMed
  • Published On 9/1/2018Lewy Body Pathology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Associated With Contact Sports.Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurologyread at PubMed