Statistics

Tian Gu

Biostatistics PhD alumna's research is 'motivated, driven by ultimate goal to create better, fairer precision health'

Tian Gu, MS ’17, PhD ‘21

Serendipity has steered Tian Gu, MS ’17, PhD ‘21, from China to the United States, mechanical engineering to statistics, and corporate work to academia. Through all the lucky breaks or happy chances, Gu has discovered her niche in biostatistics. Though she said, “It was Michigan Biostatistics that chose me,” when she was pursuing a graduate degree program in statistics.

Katherine Li, Phd Student in Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Passionate Biostatistician Brings Empathy to the Science World

Katherine Li

For PhD student Katherine Li, statistics are not just numbers on a screen but resources to better understand how to improve health. At Michigan, she is combining her health interests and math skills to ensure underrepresented members of the community are included in health and policy decisions.

Katherine Hoffman

Discovering Biostatistics and Its Broad Applications

Katherine Hoffman, MS ’18

Katherine Hoffman was drawn to medicine and health care from a young age. When she realized that biostatistics would let her engage any other field in the health sciences, she decided to pursue it in graduate school and now loves to share the many ways a career in biostatistics can unfold.

Stephen Salerno

Statistics Served with Love: A Family Passion for Nourishing the Community

Stephen Salerno, MS ’18

How does biostatistics keep doctoral student Stephen Salerno connected to his family’s passion for feeding people? He makes sure every research and volunteer experience is a chance to feed local and global communities with accessible data that helps alleviate and prevent health problems and health disparities.