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New COVID-19 forecast model

A new model by Dr. Ira Longini shows how Floridians' mobility and close contact has changed these past few months.

New COVID-19 forecast model

A new model shows that robust testing, contact tracing and household quarantining could offset a second pandemic wave once social distancing rules are relaxed.

Congratulations Natalie Dean

Congratulations to Natalie Dean, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, one of the Winners of the 2020 Excellence Awards for Assistant Professors! Read More…

UF expert separates COVID fact from fiction

In the Washington Post, New York Times, Vox, Bloomberg, CNN and plenty more places covering COVID-19, you can find biostatistician Natalie Dean of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions/UF College of Medicine helping everyday people understand her incredibly complex field.

Change Maker Project

Biostatistics faculty member and three students give a lecture at a local middle school.

Researchers offer guidelines for vaccine study design during public health emergencies

A public health emergency creates a challenging environment for the study of experimental vaccines, necessitating the need for novel, flexible and responsive trial designs. In a paper published July 3 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group of researchers led by University of Florida biostatistics faculty describes key considerations…

Ying He named University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumna

Ying He, Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the doctoral program in biostatistics, is one of a select group of University of Florida alumni named to this year’s prestigious “40 Under 40.” Honorees receiving 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni awards were recognized during a campus ceremony on April 13. The annual awards…

Dr. Babette Brumback selected as a Fellow of the ASA

Dr. Babette Brumback was selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). This is a prestigious accomplishment. The contributions that are considered in selecting ASA Fellows are published works, position held with employer, ASA activities, Membership and accomplishments in other societies, and professional activities. She will be recognized…

Dr. Natalie Dean awarded NIH NIAID R01 grant

The Department of Biostatistics wishes to congratulate Dr. Natalie Dean on her recent award from NIH/NIAID. The project, “Design and Analysis of Vaccine Trials for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats”, is a 5 year study that will be led by Dr. Dean with collaborators from the Fred…