The discipline of biostatistics creates and applies methods for quantitative research in the health sciences. We are advancing statistical and data science, making discoveries to improve health, and providing an innovative biostatistics education.
A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
New Project Offers Real-World Case Studies to Teach Big Data Lessons to Help Solve Pressing Health Issues
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed a series of case studies for urgent public health issues to help students and practitioners across the U.S. learn how to apply big-data analysis approaches in their work.
Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative
Now is the time to apply to our wonderful PhD program - the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is now available! Fall 2022 Cohort PhD Application Deadline: December 1, 2021.
What We Do
The Bloomberg School's Department of Biostatistics is the oldest department of its kind in the world and has long been considered one of the best. Our faculty conduct research across the spectrum of statistical science, from foundations of inference to the discovery of new methodologies for health applications.
Our designs and analytic methods enable health scientists and professionals across industries to efficiently acquire knowledge and draw valid conclusions from ever-expanding sources of information.
First in U.S.
First freestanding statistics department in the U.S.
Data science driving health and empowering opportunity
Foundational discoveries for inference and modeling
Creative, close-knit community
Our Degree Programs
The Department of Biostatistics offers three graduate programs to applicants with a bachelor's degree (or higher) interested in professional or academic careers at the interface of the statistical and health sciences.
We also have funded training programs in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging for PhD students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
For outstanding individuals with prior professional experience or a professional degree seeking a one-year intensive course of study in biostatistical theory and methods
For individuals with demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in the quantitative or biological sciences who seek a career as a professional statistician.
For individuals with demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in the quantitative or biological sciences who wish to prepare themselves to become leading biostatistical researchers in academia, industry, or government
Brian Caffo, PhD, MS,
is a biostatistician who studies big, complex data in the neurosciences.
Biostatistics Consulting Center
The Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center is the practice arm our Department, providing the latest in biostatistical and information science expertise to a wide range of clients both within and outside Johns Hopkins.
Eric Bridgeford, PhD Candidate
Eric Bridgeford and mentees, Brian Caffo and Joshua Vogelstein have published an article in Plos Computational Biology.
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