Welcome to the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.
So much of today’s world is data driven! Do you ever imagine yourself making our community
healthier by turning data into knowledge that will provide data-driven guidance to
improve public health?
Biostatistics is at the forefront of many of today’s big data challenges and uses rigorous methods
to unravel the true story hidden within increasingly complex data.
Biostatisticians are currently in great demand! Our graduates hold positions in universities, research
institutes, governmental agencies such as CDC, NIH, and state health departments,
and in private industry including pharmaceutical companies and even financial institutions.
The Division of Biostatistics includes eleven full-time faculty. Our faculty are
passionate about teaching, mentoring and advancing biostatistical methodologies that
address complex issues in data analysis and interpretation. We integrate techniques
in mathematics, statistics and public health to turn data into the answers to pressing
public health and clinical questions. Students will not only acquire rigorous training
in statistical methods and computational tools but will be educated in cognate areas
of health sciences such as genetics and epidemiology.
The Division’s primary areas of research expertise are longitudinal data analysis,
Bayesian data analysis, spatial data analysis, quantile regression, correlated data
analysis, survival analysis, brain imaging data analysis, and integrative analysis
of “-omics” data.