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Bio-Statistics develops the theoretical and statistical methods to analyze complex survey data and to support evidence-based decision-making in the fields of public health and biomedical disciplines.

Welcome dr. Berhane!

We look forward to Dr. Kiros Berhane, PhD, on January 1, 2020 as chair of the Biostatistics department. Continue reading

Why biostatistics?

MS student Taylor Brackin describes how data can improve health policy, practice and population health. Look now


The Department of Biostatistics is one of the premier biostatistical research centers in the country and at the forefront of Columbia's leading public health data research. Biostatistical method research plays a central role in health data science. It maintains theoretical values, guilds statistical practice in changing environments, and ensures the generalizability and reproducibility of public health and medical research. Our faculty is actively engaged in methodical research on the fundamentals of biostatistics, causal inference, functional data analysis, genomics and multiomics, high-dimensional data inference, machine learning, data mining and precision medicine.

Current students

Find out about study requirements, course descriptions, certificates, internship information, financial assistance, and other resources. Continue reading


Earn an MPH, MS, DrPH, or PhD in biostatistic research related to clinical trials, brain imaging, cancer, mental health and more.Learn more


The BEST Diversity program is funded to support undergraduate students who come from a background that is currently underrepresented in public health research. Learn more

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