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:

MS in Biostatistics MS in Applied Biostatistics

PhD in Biostatistics Master of Public Health

Recent Research in Biostatistics

Latest Publications

  • Published On 1/6/2023White Matter Microstructure Is Associated with Serum Neuroactive Steroids and Psychological Functioning.Journal of neurotraumaread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/5/2023Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Is Associated with Common Genetic Variants and Limited Rare Variants.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/4/2023Genetic Effect on Body Mass Index and Cardiovascular Disease Across Generations.Circulation. Genomic and precision medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/3/2023Neuropsychological test performance of former American football players.Alzheimer's research & therapyread at PubMed
  • Published On 12/29/2022Machine Learning to Understand Genetic and Clinical Factors Associated With the Pulse Waveform Dicrotic Notch.Circulation. Genomic and precision medicineread at PubMed

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