Biostatistics

Biostatistics makes it possible to understand observations from health-related research, be it designing studies or calculating and comprehending data. Together, the faculty, students and staff in the School of Public Health Division of Biostatistics are involved in 120-plus research grants and contracts totaling more than $150 million.

University of Minnesota biostatisticians work in areas ranging from Bayesian analysis, heart disease and causal inference to clinical trials, sports statistics and many other areas. In the process, we collaborate with a variety of university research partners, such as the Masonic Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the School of Statistics.

Division of Biostatistics faculty, staff, and students have published more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals. The division is home to two winners of the Mortimer Spiegelman Award: Brad Carlin and Sudipto Banerjee. We also boast five Fellows of the American Statistical Association: Brad Carlin, Patricia Grambsch, Jim Neaton, Jim Hodges, and Wei Pan.