Biostatisticians apply statistical theory, methods, and techniques to the planning,
development, and evaluation of health programs and problems. They collect and analyze
various types of information such as demographic and vital statistics, social and
business data, health resources statistics, and other forms of social and economic
data that are relevant to modern health problems.
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. Biostatistics is at the forefront of many
of today’s big data challenges. We integrate techniques in mathematics, statistics
and public health to turn data into the answers to pressing public health and clinical
questions. Biostatisticians are actively involved in research from the planning and
design phases to the analysis and publication of study findings. Do you ever imagine
yourself making our community healthier by turning data into knowledge that will provide
data-driven guidance to improve public health? This is what we are now doing, and
we hope you will come join us so that you will do it in the future!
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. 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.
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.
We are working together to make our community healthier by using rigorous methods
to unravel the true story hidden within increasingly complex data. Please contact
us directly so we can discuss how we can enable you to achieve your career goals.