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Non-travel Zika cases in Fla. could approach 400 by summer’s end

Nearly 400 non travel-related Zika infections will occur in Florida before the end of the summer, according to new projections by biostatisticians at the University of Florida and other institutions.


Isaac Sia, MPH Biostatistics Alumnus, Receives PhD

Congratulations to UF Master of Public Health (MPH) alumnus, Isaac Sia, who graduated in Spring 2016 earning a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Goupr and individual portraits of Biostatistics Faculty. Requested by Linda Vostrejs 294-5912

UN’s interventions in Sierra Leone significantly slowed Ebola

The United Nations’ interventions in the Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak led to a dramatic drop in the transmission of the disease, according to a study led by a University of Florida Health researcher.

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Department of Biostatistics welcomes new faculty, Qinglin Pei, PhD

Dr. Pei holds a PhD degree in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her PhD study was focused on analysis and simulation of flash sequencing, which is a novel genome sequencing method.

The World Health Organisation is running phase III clinical trials for ebola virus disease vaccine in Guinea. The technique being used is "ring vaccination" which was used in the 1970s to eliminate smallpox.

Researchers present inner workings of Ebola vaccine trial

An experimental vaccine combined with an innovative way of vaccinating people has resulted in an estimated 100 percent efficacy of the vaccine against the Ebola virus in West Africa — and the approach could establish a new way of responding to outbreaks of emerging pathogens, including the Zika virus.

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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.


2016 Seminar Series:

January 8, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 2161
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

April 1, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161
Ciprian Crainiceanu
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University

May 6, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 2161/2162
Marianthi Markatou
Associate Chair for Research and Healthcare Informatics
Professor of Biostatistics, SPHHP & SMBS
Assistant Director, Institute for Health Care Informatics
Department of Biostatistics
The State University of New York at Buffalo

May 13, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 2161/2162
Wenxuan Zhong
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
University of Georgia

September 23, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
Division of Biostatistics
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Miami

September 30, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Hongzhe Li
Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics
Chair, Graduate Program in Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania

October 7, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 2161/2162
Ming-Hui Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut

December 2, 2016-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162
Ejaz S. Ahmed
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Brock University

January 27, 2017-11:00-12:00 CTRB 3161/3162

Sharon Browning
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

Next Department Faculty Meeting

September 16, 2016  9:30am

Faculty Search

The department is currently recruiting a Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Associate/Full Professor of Biostatistics in addition there is an active search for two Assistant/Associate/Full Professors.  Please see Job No 498114 on UF Careers Portal:



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