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21st Annual Outstanding International Student Awards

The 21st Annual Outstanding International Student Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 17th at the Reitz Grand Ballroom and presented by the University of Florida International Center.


Ira Longini and WHO team lead breakthrough Ebola vaccine trial

The world’s largest outbreak of the Ebola virus has infected more than 28,000 people and killed more than 11,000 since March 2014 when the epidemic began spreading across West Africa. In July 2015 the World Health Organization announced a major development in the Ebola fight:


Department of Biostatistics welcomes new faculty, Fei Zou, PhD

Nationally recognized researcher Dr. Fei Zou, has joined the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics, effective August 24, 2015. We welcome Dr. Zou from the University of North Carolina


Department of Biostatistics welcomes new faculty, Susmita Datta, PhD

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Susmita Datta has joined the University of Florida Department of Biostatistics as part of the university’s preeminence initiative in metabolomics. Dr. Datta comes to UF from the University of Louisville


Department of Biostatistics welcomes new faculty, Somnath Datta, PhD

Dr. Somnath Datta comes to the University of Florida from the University of Louisville under UF’s preeminent initiative in genomics, effective September 1, 2015. He was a Professor, Vice Chair, University Scholar

FEATURED NEWS SLIDER Dean Perri and Yifan Zhu - Dean's Scholar Award

PHHP Dean’s Scholar Award to Yifan Zhu

At the annual PHHP Convocation Ceremony held on May 2nd at the Hilton UF Conference Center, Yifan Zhu, a fifth year PhD student, was the recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Scholar award, in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments.

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Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics

Clinical and Translational Research BuildingThe mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to develop, disseminate and apply biostatistical and analytical methods for research in the health sciences, encompassing both research design and analysis.  We strive to advance knowledge in biostatistics and health through educational programs for students and researchers, and we provide leadership and outstanding scholarship in research, teaching, and service in fulfillment of this mission.

The department headquarters are housed in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, with the Center for Statistical and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) located at Dauer Hall and the Children's Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center located off-campus.  The Department shares space with several other departments including UF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.


2015 Seminar Series:

September 23, 2015 - 12:00-1:00 CTRB 3162
Lance A. Waller
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

September 30, 2015-12:00-1:00 CTRB 5235
Susan Nittrouer
Professor and chair
Department of speech, language, and hearing sciences
University of Florida

October 7, 2015-12:00-1:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Rong Chen
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Rutgers University

November 13, 2015-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162

Ruzong Fan, Ph.D.
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (BBB)
Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

November 18-12:00-1:00 CTRB 5235
George Michailidis
Preeminent Professor of Statistics
Director of the Informatics Institute
University of Florida


January 8, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Naihua Duan
Professor of Biostatistics (in Psychiatry)
Division of Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University


January 22, 2016 - 11:00 - 12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Somnath Datta
Preeminent Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida

January 29, 2016 -  11:00 - 12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Raymond J. Carroll
Distinguished Professor & Jill and Stuart A. Harlin 83 Chair in Statistics
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University


Next Department Meeting

December 18, 2015  9:30am

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Recruiting Research Assistant or Associate Professor Position
Presently the application review is ongoing for a Research Assistant or Associate Professor position and will continue until the position is successfully filled. If interested and wish to apply please click  here.

About Biostatistics

UF Biostatistics Faculty


Our faculty members include leaders in the development of statistical methods for clinical trials, survival analysis, decision theory and genetic studies. Their mission is to provide scholarship in biostatistics and partnership in research for the six colleges of UF's Health Science Center, as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center, the McKnight Brain Institute and other academic units across UF.

Widely published in academic journals and well-funded by numerous sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Children's Oncology Group Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, biostatistics faculty members are performing critical scientific investigations that offer many opportunities for students in the department's Ph.D., M.S., and M.P.H. programs.

The Department is located in the Clinical and Translational Research Building , with the Center for Statistical Quantitative Infectious Disease (CSQUID) being located in Dauer Hall. The Department shares space with several other departments and UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.

To learn more about the Department of Biostatistics, we invite you to explore our web site as well as