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Biostatistics develops and applies statistical methods to the design and analysis of studies in public health and biomedical research.
With the emergence of "big data," biostatisticians have never been in higher demand than they are today. The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health prepares students for careers in government, private industry, medical research institutions, and higher education. You'll learn how to use statistical and mathematical methods to design and analyze research studies and plan and evaluate health services programs.
Our faculty is engaged in collaborative research with U-M's Institute of Social Research and the schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry—and other SPH departments—funded by the National Institutes of Health and other governmental and private sources.
Learn from Leaders in the Field
The Thomson Reuters for the year 2016, put our university again within the top universities for most cited scientists. Among the 24 UM representatives on this list, 5 are in the department of Biostatistics. Goncalo Abecasis, Michael Boehnke, Anne Jackson, Laura Scott and Heather Stringham, and 6 if we add the alumna Cristen Willer. Goncalo Abecasis is also the only University of Michigan scientist who makes the list in two different categories. Congratulations!
The University of Michigan ranks No. 11 in a new list of most-cited researchers produced by Thompson Reuters, with 27 U-M scientists listed in the top 1 percent of their fields. Five of these scientists are faculty members in the Department of Biostatistics: Goncalo Abecasis, Michael Boehnke, Heather Stringham, Anne Jackson and Laura Scott.