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Department of

Biostatistics

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.

Department Highlights

First in U.S.

First freestanding statistics department in the U.S.

Impact

Data science driving health and empowering opportunity

Discovery

Foundational discoveries for inference and modeling

Community

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.

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Onsite | Full-Time | 1 year

For outstanding individuals with prior professional experience or a professional degree seeking a one-year intensive course of study in biostatistical theory and methods

Master of Science (ScM)

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

For individuals with demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in the quantitative or biological sciences who seek a career as a professional statistician.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Onsite | Full-Time | 5 years

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

Faculty Spotlight

Brian Caffo, PhD, MS,

is a biostatistician who studies big, complex data in the neurosciences.

 

 

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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.

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Our People

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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