Biostatistics Research

The pursuit of excellence in methodological research is a central mission of the Department of Biostatistics. Faculty members fulfill this mission by maintaining an on-going research program. Over the years, our faculty have published innovative methodological work in both theoretical and applied statistical journals, including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrika, Biometrics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, and Statistics in Medicine. Some faculty members have also served on the editorial boards of top-tier statistical journals.

Support and recognition of our research efforts have allowed members of our faculty to receive major research grants from the National Institutes of Health to support their methodological creativity. Most importantly, our statistical research is well-integrated with real-world clinical investigations, and much of our effort in methodology has contributed to important scientific findings. With these achievements, our program has started to gain a national reputation, especially in the development of applied statistical models.

Our research program is diverse, as the areas of faculty interest are broad. Research areas of current faculty members include design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, semi-parametric and nonparametric regression, high dimensional data analysis, classification methods, causal inference and observational data analysis, functional data analysis, statistical computing, and psychometrics.

Department of Biostatistics Published Research