We create and apply methods for quantitative research in the health sciences, and we provide innovative biostatistics education, making discoveries to improve health.
On the one-year anniversary of Dr. Charles (Chuck) Rohde’s passing, many of his former colleagues, students, and mentees came together to celebrate his 50+ years with the Department of Biostatistics.
Held during Wellness Week, the Bloomberg Olympics were hosted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health Student Assembly.
Researchers, physicians, and activists who have inspired Bloomberg School faculty and shaped the field of public 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.
We also have funded training programs in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging for PhD students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
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.
Elizabeth Stuart, PhD
an accomplished biostatistician and academic administrator, assumed the role of Chair for the Department of Biostatistics on July 1, 2023. “I have always wanted to try to make the world a better place using math,” says Stuart. “I feel incredibly lucky to have found a way to do that through biostatistics and public health, especially in such a mission-driven environment as the Bloomberg School. I could not be more honored to be named chair of the Biostatistics Department.”
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.
Ziqiao Wang, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
Congratulations to Ziqiao Wang on being awarded the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed) Fellowship for 2024. This one-year fellowship, sponsored by NHLBI for early-stage investigators, will support her research on multi-omics analysis.
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