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Research and Service: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Our Research Activities

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts innovative and collaborative research to develop, test, and apply established and novel epidemiological and biostatistical methods to address the public health needs of populations at risk for several disease outcomes through a multidisciplinary lens. Areas of epidemiologic research include infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, STDs, and COVID-19), cancer, tobacco and other substance use, neighborhood health indicators, global health, and health equity, with a focus on the role of social determinants of health. Biostatistics research areas include computational statistics, methods in genomics and bioinformatics, meta-analysis, omics data integration, longitudinal and time-to-event data analysis, and multivariate distributional theory. In addition to faculty research, the department offers several opportunities for graduate students to research in these areas.