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 Bayesian modeling and inference, causal inference, clinical trials, clustering, computational statistics, epidemic modeling, high-dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, model selection, network data analysis, penalized likelihood models, predictive modeling, semiparametric and nonparametric modeling, spatial and spatio-temporal modeling, statistical genetics and genomics, statistical and machine learning, survival data analysis, syndromic surveillance, and time series analysis.
Prospective Biostat Students
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Online tracking: Iowa investigators use search history data to predict Lyme disease rates
A team of University of Iowa epidemiologists has developed new disease surveillance strategies that couple historical data with information drawn from internet search terms to predict current trends in Lyme disease.
Latest Biostat News
- From the Front Row: Using biostatistics and P-value in public health research
- CPH students highlighted in 2023 Dare to Discover campaign
- Distinguished Faculty Lecture recording available
- Emily Roberts takes on diabetes and the NYC Marathon
- Joe Cavanaugh to present the 2022 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Nov. 2
- Learn about clinical trials and the CTSDMC
- Biostatistics consulting and support available
- Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics introduces students to the field
- Zamba, Lehmler highlighted among UI researchers
- Alumna Kim Magee receives prestigious ballooning award
At the Department of Biostatistics, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, diverse community of faculty, staff, and students, all here to help you succeed.
Our research centers
Biostatistics Consulting Center
Provides expert biostatistical consulting to health science researchers across the University of Iowa.
Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center
Provides statistical and data management support for multicenter clinical trials.
Biostatistics Core Alliance
An association of biostatistical groups at the University of Iowa working together to coordinate collaborative statistical support for biomedical research.