We create and apply methods for quantitative research in the health sciences, and we provide innovative biostatistics education, making discoveries to improve health.
What We Do in the Department of Biostatistics
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
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.
Our one-year MHS program provides study in biostatistical theory & methods. It is also open to students concurrently enrolled in a JHU doctoral program.
Our ScM targets individuals who have demonstrated prior excellence in quantitative or biological sciences and desire a career as a professional statistician.
Our PhD graduates lead research in the foundations of statistical reasoning, data science, and their application making discoveries to improve health.
Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
professor and emeritus chair, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine! “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the world are better places for all of your contributions to science and public health, and we in Biostatistics are particularly thankful and lucky to have your leadership for the past 15 years, your continued engagement, mentorship, and research moving forward.”
Biostatistics Consulting Center
The Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center is the practice arm of our Department, providing the latest in biostatistical and information science expertise to a wide range of clients both within and outside Johns Hopkins.
Leon Di Stefano, PhD Candidate
Congratulations to Leon Di Stefano on being named a Quad Fellow, a newly established award for PhD students from countries in the Quad Alliance (Japan, India, Australia, and the U.S.) whose research is in STEM fields and directed toward the public good. Leon is one of only 100 recipients from the four sponsoring nations.
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