Faculty & Research

Biostatistics faculty and students are conducting cutting-edge research in bioinformatics, imaging, longitudinal data, missing data, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and many other areas.

We are involved in a wide range of collaborative research activities with faculty in the schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the U-M Institute for Social Research, among others. Both our methodological and collaborative research are well-funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health and other government and private agencies.

Biostatistics Chair Elected to the Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Gonçalo R. Abecasis, the Felix E. Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics and chair of the Department of Biostatistics, was recently elected the IOM in recognition of major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. He is considered a leader in the genetic analysis of complex human traits. His team has developed statistical methods, computational algorithms, and software that facilitate quick and accurate analysis of genetic studies of human disease. His studies, and those of other scientists using his tools, are enabling a better understanding of human genetic variation and its role in disease biology.

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