About the Department of Biostatistics

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 MS prepares students in the design of experiments and analysis of data in biomedical and public health programs. The MPH provides fundamental training in public health sciences along with core biostatistical theory and methods. The PhD 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.

Staff Contacts

Questions? Comments? Staff in the Department of Biostatistics can help you out. If you are looking for faculty, see our Biostatistics faculty directory.

Directory Listing
Miles Dietz-Castel Program Assistant N326 CPHB (319) 384-1596
Margaret Evans Department Administrator N328 CPHB (319) 384-4374
Terry Kirk Graduate Program Administrator N334 CPHB (319) 384-1541
Ann Weber Departmental Secretary N333 CPHB (319) 384-1582

Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on September 8, 2017.