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Department of

Biostatistics

We create and apply methods for quantitative research in the health sciences, and we provide innovative biostatistics education, making discoveries to improve health.

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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.

Biostatistics 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

Biostatistics 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. Learn more about what we offer here.

Master of Health Science (MHS)

Onsite | Full-Time | 1 year

Our one-year MHS program provides study in biostatistical theory & methods. It is also open to students concurrently enrolled in a JHU doctoral program.

Master of Science (ScM)

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

Our ScM targets individuals who have demonstrated prior excellence in quantitative or biological sciences and desire a career as a professional statistician.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Onsite | Full-Time | 5 years

Our PhD graduates lead research in the foundations of statistical reasoning, data science, and their application making discoveries to improve health.  

Biostatistics Faculty Spotlight

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. 

 

 

Stephanie Hicks
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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

Alyssa Columbus, PhD Candidate

Alyssa Columbus, PhD candidate in Biostatistics, has been featured in the R Consortium for her work with R-Ladies Irvine. Congrats Alyssa!

Alyssa Columbus

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