About Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is rated the top biostatistics program in the country by the National Academies. We bring biostatistical design and analysis expertise to a wide spectrum of health-related issues. Our faculty, students, and staff work in important and diverse areas of current biostatistical research; including image analysis, survival and event history analysis, statistical genetics and bioinformatics, clinical trials, Bayesian methods, statistical computing, longitudinal data analysis, methods for missing data, and survey research. Our graduates have great job opportunities in fields such as academics, government, industry (e.g. biotech, pharmaceuticals), and at medical research institutions.

This Is Statistics

The Department of Biostatistics supports the American Statistical Association's This is Statistics campaign to provide students with a better understanding of the field and related career opportunities. Learn more at www.ThisisStatistics.org.

Biostatistics Facts and Figures:

  • Goncalo Abecasis, D.Phil., Chair
  • 34 faculty
  • 139 students: 79 Ph.D., 55 M.S., 2 M.P.H., 36 OJ/OC
  • 106 staff: 10 support staff, 75 research staff, 11 post-docs
  • $22M sponsored research

Department History

Department History (PDF)

Faculty Timeline (PDF)

Contact Information

Biostatistics Faculty and Staff Directory

E-mail: sph.bio.inquiries@umich.edu

Telephone: (734) 764-5450

Mail
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Fax: (734) 763-2215