Biostatistics News

The latest news from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Meet our faculty: Chris Coffey

Chris Coffey is a professor of biostatistics and director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center. Hear more about his path into biostatistics and how he seemed destined for a career as a statistician at a young age. Published August 30, 2023

UI study shows opioid use increases bone fracture risk

A recent study from researchers at the University of Iowa College of Public Health suggests a link between opioid use and an increased risk of bone fractures in patients aged between 17 and 64 years. Published August 1, 2023

Biostatistics student earns Disney Data and Analytics Award

Kailey Mulligan, a doctoral student in biostatistics, was recently selected as one of four recipients of the Disney Data and Analytics Women’s Award.  Published July 11, 2023

Leslie McClure named dean of SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice

Alumna Leslie McClure (97MS) is the newly appointed dean of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice. Her appointment begins Nov. 15, 2023. Published June 7, 2023

CTSDMC contributes to research that could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease early

Researchers recently announced that they have developed a new technique that could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease before symptoms show. The Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center based in the CPH serves as both the statistics core and data management core for the project and led the analyses for the paper. (The Guardian) Published April 13, 2023

Joe Cavanaugh honored with 2023 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence

Joe Cavanaugh, professor and head of the Department of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health, has been selected by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to receive a Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. Published April 6, 2023

From the Front Row: Using biostatistics and P-value in public health research

Joe Cavanaugh, professor and head of the UI Department of Biostatistics, chats with Amy and Anya about the central role that biostatistics plays in public health and medical research and explains the concept of P-value and its use in biostatistics. Published March 20, 2023

From the Front Row: Medical geography and its public health applications

Radha and new crew member Garrett Naughton host a conversation with Austin Tang, a PhD student in geographical and sustainability sciences and MPH student in biostatistics at the University of Iowa. They talk about medical geography, its application in public health, and Austin's recent study on pediatric lead poisoning in Chicago. Published January 12, 2023

CPH students highlighted in 2023 Dare to Discover campaign

Seven CPH students are featured in the UI's 2023 Dare to Discover banner campaign. Read more about how their research is making an impact. Published January 11, 2023

Distinguished Faculty Lecture recording available

A video of Joe Cavanaugh's Distinguished Faculty Lecture “Reassessing Health Sciences Research: Moving Beyond p-Values and Statistical Significance” is now available for viewing. Published November 10, 2022