Department of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

About the Department

Department of Biostatistics at NYU GPH is engaged in three inter-related activities that aim to improve Public Health through rigorous research and that educate future practitioners, leaders and researchers.  We strive for excellence in:

  1. innovative and groundbreaking methodological research that is relevant to critical Public Health research
  2. collaborative research in pressing and important Public Health issues;
  3. education and training of students from diverse backgrounds in cutting edge statistical methods for design and analysis of studies used in Public Health research, as well as theoretical foundations that will serve as the basis for future innovations. 
We are experiencing major events in Public Health and Biostatistics has many critical contributions to make.  We welcome you to our department and invite you to explore all of our facets in these webpages.
- Rebecca A. Betensky, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics

Prominent Links

Our Efforts in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

Our faculty were recently featured in the Amstat News cover story recognizing academic departments for JEDI efforts.

See here for other efforts underway in our department.

The Importance of Ethics in Biostatistics: Reflections and Oath

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Student Life

Click here to view photos from our graduation reception for the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022!

View Upcoming and Past Social Events

Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research summer program

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Contact Us

Student Life
Wednesday, March 15th, 5:30 - 7:30pm EDT
Movie night, viewing feature film "Hidden Figures", in celebration of Black History Month (February) and Women's History Month (March) (FlyerRSVP)

Biostatistics Seminar Series
Wednesday, March 29th, 2:00 - 3:00pm EST
"The real challenge facing applied statisticians, data scientists, analysts", to be presented by US Census Bureau director Rob Santos (RSVP)

Student Meeting with Guest Speaker
Wednesday, March 29th, 3:15 - 4:00pm EST
"Fireside Chat" with US Census Bureau director Rob Santos for NYU Biostatistics & Statistics students (RSVP)

Check Out Our Past Seminars & Events

Christopher Park, MPH '19

"Critical and conceptual understanding of data is necessary for public health research. My biostatistics courses have helped me to develop statistical analytic skills that shape the way I think about data management and utilization in a way that’s fit for public health discoveries."

Ejiro Gbaje, MPH '19

"I am fascinated by the power of biostatistics; it uses mathematics to paint pictures of underlying conditions."

Yan Zhang, MPH '19

"The ability to extract health-related patterns from uncertainty is the undeniable beauty of biostatistics."