Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical methods to problems in biology, medicine, public health and other life sciences. It is an enabling competency for evidence-based practice and to conduct rigorous quantitative research.

Our goals are to:

  1. Increase the quality and productivity of research in the FMHS
  2. Increase knowledge and application of modern biostatistical techniques among students and staff through didactic lessons, seminars and workshops
  3. Conduct biostatistical methodological research to address unique challenges that may arise
  4. Provide statistical consulting and grant preparation assistance services

We are guided by the following core values:
  • Ethics  and  Integrity:  in  our  conduct  and  in  the  manner  in  which  we  engage   our  colleagues,  being  respectful  of  diverse  perspectives,  values  and  cultures
  • Accountability  and  responsiveness:  to  students,  faculty  and   other   researchers
  • Excellence:  striving  for  and  adhering  to  the  highest  standards  of  scholarship, critical  thinking,  innovation,  professionalism  and  leadership.