The Department of Biostatistics offers students an exciting way to combine mathematical, statistical, and biological interests to contribute to important research that improves lives.
Iowa’s biostatistics programs provide a balance of statistical theory and application. The M.S. prepares students in the design of experiments and sample surveys and analysis of data on biomedical and public health programs. The M.P.H. provides fundamental training in public health sciences along with core biostatistical theory and methods. The Ph.D. emphasizes developing and applying statistical methodology to solve important biological and public health problems.
The Department of Biostatistics faculty are committed to providing quality education in a supportive environment with a small student to faculty ratio. Students are guided by faculty members whose research interests include computer intensive statistics, Bayesian statistics, design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, spatial modeling, analysis of data subject to missingness, time series, model selection, quality control, and public health statistics.
This departmental site is maintained by Terry Kirk in coordination with Kathryn Chaloner, professor and head of the Department of Biostatistics. Please email Terry Kirk with your web comments or suggestions.