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 Department News

Latest Publications

  • Published On 4/8/2024Novel breast cancer susceptibility loci under linkage peaks identified in African ancestry consortia.Human molecular geneticsread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/8/2024Identifying BMI-associated genes via a genome-wide multi-omics integrative approach using summary data.Human molecular geneticsread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/3/2024Adjustment for Renal Function Improves the Prognostic Performance of Urinary Thromboxane Metabolites.Clinical chemistryread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/3/2024Multi-Attribute Subset Selection enables prediction of representative phenotypes across microbial populations.Communications biologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 4/2/2024Association Between Young Adult Characteristics and Blood Pressure Trajectories.Journal of the American Heart Associationread at PubMed