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Biostatistics

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.

Degrees Offered

We offer eight advanced degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. Each graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.


Biostatistics News

Xingpei Zhao

Graduate boosts clinical research skills, complementing medical degree with master's in biostatistics

Xingpei Zhao chose biostatistics to improve her analytical skills in clinical research. The Arnold School's Master of Science in Public Health in Biostatistics offered her ideal curriculum, and the enthusiasm of the faculty members confirmed her decision.

Anthony Alberg

Anthony Alberg leads development of policy statement on skin cancer prevention for American Society of Clinical Oncology

Anthony Alberg, the chair of the Arnold School’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and an internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist, served as lead author on the policy statement, which was published in JCO Oncology Practice.

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Arnold School faculty members to serve as principal investigators on 13 projects supported by 2020 ASPIRE grants

Faculty members from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research’s Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program. 

Nansi Boghossian

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes for preterm infants born before 30 weeks gestation

Research led by epidemiology and biostatistics faculty members Nansi Boghossian and Marco Geraci has examined racial differences in outcomes of infants less than 30 weeks gestation. They found that despite a decrease over time, racial and ethnic disparities in quality care among infants continue to persist.  

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Arnold School honors graduates at 2019 Hooding Ceremony on May 9

The Arnold School celebrated master’s and doctoral graduates at the 2019 Hooding Ceremony on May 9. Arnold School and department award winners, along with Delta Omega inductees, were also recognized.

 

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