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.
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A new study from the University of Iowa College of Public Health reveals that pedestrian injuries are worse for most minorities in the US compared to whites, a racial disparity that points to inequities in access to safe transportation. “Basically in every indicator we looked at, we saw worse outcomes, particularly among Black, Hispanic, and multi-racial groups,” says Cara Hamann, clinical assistant professor of epidemiology, who was the principal investigator on the study.
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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.