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Department of Biostatistics


Johns Hopkins Biostatistics is the oldest department of its kind in the world and has long been considered one of the best. With a rich history of outstanding contributions in both research and education, we are dedicated to:

  • advancing statistical and data science
  • making discoveries to improve health by partnering with our colleagues in other science domains
  • providing an innovative and outstanding biostatistics education for those seeking to be conversant with concepts as well as for users and experts in the application and development of new methodology

The discipline of biostatistics creates and applies methods for quantitative research in the health sciences. Our faculty conducts research across the spectrum of statistical science, from foundations of inference to the discovery of new methodology for health applications. Our designs and analytic methods enable health scientists and professionals working in academia, government, industry, research and elsewhere to efficiently acquire knowledge and draw valid conclusions from their ever-expanding sources of information.

Our department offers an intellectually vibrant and interpersonally collegial environment that's conducive to learning and discovery. Please browse our website to learn more.

Our department is committed to a safe and welcoming environment for all members of our community and, indeed, for everyone with whom we interact.  Click here to view our policy on harassment and discrimination.