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.
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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.
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
Stephanie Hicks, PhD, MA
is an applied statistician who develops methods, tools and open source software for the analysis of genomics data. She was selected for the inaugural COPSS Leadership Academy from the American Statistical Association (ASA), arguably the statistical profession’s most prestigious award for early career leaders in Statistics and Data Science.
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.
Abrhirup Datta, Assistant Professor
Abhirup Datta, PhD, MS, assistant professor in Biostatistics, has won the International Indian Statistical Association 2021 Young Statistical Scientist Award for Applications! This prestigious award recognizes outstanding early career contributions. Congrats Abhi!
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