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

A Video Introduction to our Department

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The Importance of Ethics in Biostatistics: Reflections and Oath

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Photo of biostatistics faculty and staff at 2022 graduation reception

2022 Graduation Reception

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

Pathways into Quantitative Aging Research summer program

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Contact Us

Biostatistics Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm EST
"Causal Inference on Distribution Functions", to be presented by Dr. Zhenhua Lin of the National University of Singapore (Flyer, RSVP)

Professional Development Series
Tuesday, November 29th, 11:00am-12:00pm EST
"Data Visualization with Tableau", to be presented by Denis Rubin, Senior Academic Technology Specialist and Quantitative Lead at NYU Libraries

Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thursday, December 1st, 12:00-1:00pm EST
"Flexible Regression Models for Dispersed Count Data", to be presented by Dr. Kimberly Sellers of Georgetown University (Flyer, RSVP)

Biostatistics Journal Club
Tuesday, December 13th, 12:30-2:00pm EST
Article and discussion leader TBD

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."