Biostatistics and Epidemiology
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology strives to become a model for innovative research, educational excellence, and high-impact public health practice that positively affects health issues locally, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to provide a collegial interdisciplinary learning environment that produces strong researchers and public health practitioners who use biostatistics, epidemiology, and environmental health theories, principles, and methods to significantly improve health at the population level. Graduates from our masters and doctoral programs have found employment in academia, public health departments, research organizations, and industry. The faculty in the Department have diverse expertise in areas such as healthy aging, cancer, quasi-experimental trial methodology, surveillance, and vaccination programming, as well as in the development of novel statistical methods applied to clinical trials, neuroimaging, and survey sampling, genetics. Their efforts have led to numerous high-impact publications and external funding from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and State of Texas agencies.
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