Departments & Centers
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is committed to scholarly inquiry across the fields of public health and related biomedical sciences. A key feature of research in this department is the interdisciplinary nature, with an integrated approach that capitalizes upon epidemiological principles related to understanding the complex causes of health problems, and the development of prevention and treatment strategies. Scholars advance research agendas that contribute to the understanding of the etiologies and determinants of disease, disease prevention, treatment and wellness. Research efforts are carried out in collaboration with investigators from other disciplines across schools and universities. Our research involves the application of epidemiological concepts and statistical theory and methods to the study design, the collection, analysis and interpretation of public health and biomedical data. Faculty and graduate student research in our department includes epidemiology in studies of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, infectious diseases, nutrition, and physical activity, and, biostatistics methods and applications in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, high-dimensional data analysis, and survival data analysis.