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Our faculty includes leaders in the development of statistical methods for clinical trials, survival analysis, decision theory and genetic studies. Our mission is to develop, disseminate and apply biostatistical and analytical methods for research in the health sciences.

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Top 15 Ranked #11 in Biostatistics Programs at Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report

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Dr. Peihua Qiu

Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve as the founding chair of the department since 2013. The department has had many accomplishments since its establishment in 2010.


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Endemic COVID-19 could be one to 10 years away

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Dr. Somnath Datta Awarded Third NIH Grant

Dr. Somnath Datta, professor, along with his colleagues Drs. Gaskins of University of Louisville, and Levy from University of Iowa, has been awarded…

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Dr. Qiu Elected as Fellow of the American Society…

Dr. Peihua Qiu, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics was recently elected as Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), for…

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