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Biostatistics Programs

Biostatistics is an innovative field that involves the design, analysis, and interpretation of data for studies in public health and medicine. Biostatistics experts arrive at conclusions about disease and health risks by evaluating and applying mathematical and statistical formulas to the factors that impact health.

Students at Pitt Public Health benefit from collaboration with UPMC, Pennsylvania’s largest academic medical center, and have access to extensive University computing facilities. Through rigorous courses, students gain a comprehensive understanding of statistical methods in the context of public health and medical problems; work with faculty on developing new and innovative methodologies and analytical techniques; and have the opportunity through both research and service to apply these methods to current and pressing concerns in biomedicine and public health.

Find a research program for your interests

Faculty currently have numerous ongoing research projects in place and publish actively in scholarly journals. Collaborative and applied research efforts include:
  • Designing and analyzing 80,000 patients in more than 40 Phase 3 clinical trials of the National Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  • Serving as the biostatistical core for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, which is a National Institutes of Health-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Designing and evaluating studies that relate to occupational and environmental exposures to health outcomes with the Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Designing and analyzing clinical trials to treat psychiatric disorders
Areas of current research in statistical methodology include:
  • Survival analysis
  • Missing data analysis
  • Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis
  • Stochastic modeling
  • Statistical computing
  • Statistical genetics

Pursue a career in biostatistics

Graduates of Pitt Public Health’s internationally recognized biostatistics programs are in high demand and have a wide array of career opportunities. Emerging research areas, such as genetics, neuroimaging, and bioinformatics, have necessitated the development of new methodologies and increased the demand for trained biostatisticians. The need has grown substantially in recent years within academic, government, and industry settings, as well as in private health and research organizations.

Degrees

Biostatistics offers two academic degrees, which focus on statistical theories and methods:
Our professional degree program prepares students with a prior professional degree or background in health to understand and apply statistical methods to health problems in their fields:
Thu
1/26
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out Biostatistics Seminar Series
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out
Thu 1/26 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Abdus S. Wahed, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out.”
Thu
2/2
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory University - Topic TBA Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory University - Topic TBA
Thu 2/2 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Thu
2/9
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington - Topic TBA Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington - Topic TBA
Thu 2/9 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Mon
2/13
PHDL Seminar Series
Kathleen Carley- Topic TBA PHDL Seminar Series
Kathleen Carley- Topic TBA
Mon 2/13 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Topic TBA.
Thu
2/16
Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Topic TBA Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Topic TBA
Thu 2/16 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

 

SBSS 2017 JSM Student Paper Award

Biostatistics PhD student, Tia...
SBSS 2017 JSM Student Paper Award

Biostatistics PhD student, Tianzhou Ma, wins travel award for paper in SBSS 2017 Student Paper Competition. (01/13/2017)

CNN Money's "100 Best Jobs in America" ranks biostatistician as #1 fastest-growing job

CNN MONEY - In a special repor...
CNN Money's "100 Best Jobs in America" ranks biostatistician as #1 fastest-growing job

CNN MONEY - In a special report on the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work, CNN Money and Payscale.com rank biostatistician as #1 among the Fastest-growing jobs . The report projects a solid 34% growth in demand for biostatisticians over 10 years and gives the field a... (01/06/2017)

Dr. Abdus Wahed presents at International Conference

Dr. Abdus S. Wahed presented a...
Dr. Abdus Wahed presents at International Conference

Dr. Abdus S. Wahed presented a plenary speech and provided a workshop at the International Conference on Repeated Measures organized by the East West University of Bangladesh. (01/03/2017)

Fresh Take: Trump Dominated the Vote in States with the Highest Mortality Rates

STAT NEWS -- There’s no sho...
Fresh Take: Trump Dominated the Vote in States with the Highest Mortality Rates

STAT NEWS -- There’s no shortage of explanations for Donald Trump’s victory, but one possibility is that Trump voters viewed the election as a life-or-death matter. Using data from Pitt Public Health’s   Mortality and Population Data System   (MOIRA), researchers found that Trump swept the 16... (12/09/2016)

Medical examiner: Philly overdose surge may have killed 35 over 5 days

THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - La...
Medical examiner: Philly overdose surge may have killed 35 over 5 days

THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - Last weekend's frightening and widely reported string of overdoses in Philadelphia —  nine deaths in 36 hours , according to police — was just part of what officials  suspect was a devastating five days that left 35 people dead. It started Dec. 1, when 12 people died betw... (12/08/2016)
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