NYU, GPH, and Departmental Resources
Where Your Degree Can Take You
- Click here to see a list of examples of what our alumni are doing now, and of what kinds of roles and opportunities could be available to you upon graduating from our department.
Biostatistics Job Opportunities
- Click here for a list of active job opportunities in the fields of biostatistics and data science.
- All MPH and MS students are required to complete a comprehensive thesis in order to graduate. Click here to view examples of what students have accomplished in previous years.
Requesting Letters of Recommendation
- To simplify the process of requesting a letter of recommendation from our faculty, and to be sure that our faculty have all of the information needed to write a requested letter, we've put together a Google Form that can be used for most such requests.
- You must first reach out and confirm with the faculty member(s) directly that they will be able to write a letter for you before submitting this form.
- Please note that the form requires a login through your NYU email. (This will also enable you to edit the form after submission if changes are requested.)
- Our department’s Dr. Rumi Chunara, together with her Chunara Lab, put together the tutorial “Machine Learning in Population and Public Health: challenges and opportunities” for the ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning, which has now been made available to the public.
- In Summer of 2020, our department’s Dr. Melody Goodman - together with Dr. Danielle Ompad - offered a free Special Topics course, Through the COVID-19 Magnifying Glass: An Examination of Racial and SES Disparities in the U.S. This course brought in various guest speakers and examined the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health disparities in COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and mortality; you can watch recordings from four of the five sessions here.
- NYU Data Services offers free, 1-2 hour courses on a variety of computing courses, such as Big Data, R, Python, data collection and many others. We've put together a list here of their courses here which we believe relevant to our students, but you can also click here to view the monthly calendar of sessions hosted by the university. Click here to view the entire list of classes offered and their descriptions.
- The Virtual Computer Lab provides NYU students with virtual access to academically relevant software applications. Click HERE to learn more.
Applied Practice Experience
- All MPH students are required to complete an Applied Practice Experience (APE) which includes 180 hours of hands-on public health practice. See here for a summary document and guiding information put together by the Applied Practice office.
General NYU Resources
- All NYU students can visit the NYU Writing Center for assistance with and feedback on various types of writing in their assignments.
- The Wasserman Center for Career Development provides guidance and resources to students and alumni in all stages of their job search, both for internal and external positions.
- Visit the university's coronavirus resource and information page for updates and resources for students regarding our response to COVID-19.
- Click here to access a static list of resources provided by the School of Global Public Health and NYU as a whole.
Conferences and Seminars
- 20th Annual ENAR Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Virtual Workshop
- March 13-March 14
- FREE: RSVP Here
This workshop will provide a forum for discussion of important issues related to diversity and will be held virtually. The focus is to connect underrepresented minority students interested in biostatistics with professional biostatisticians in academia, government and industry. Thus, in addition to discussion with faculty and students from undergraduate institutions, this workshop provides opportunities to network and exchange ideas with participants from various graduate schools, industry, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.
- 2021 New England Virtual SACNAS Regional Meeting
- March 19-20; Deadline February 20
- FREE: RSVP Here
- SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. In addition to registering for the event, the form also invites students and postdocs to sign up for a poster presentation or apply to give a talk.
15th Annual Biomedical Science Careers Program Student Conference
April 9-10; Deadline February 12
- FREE: Event Flyer
- BSCP will hold its fifteenth biennial Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference for postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students; and high school seniors and juniors (particularly Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX or American Indian/Alaska Native students/fellows).
- 20th Annual New England Science Symposium
- April 23 and 24; Registration will open in Spring
- FREE: Event Flyer; Website
- The New England Science Symposium (NESS), established in 2002, promotes careers in biomedical sciences. NESS provides a forum for
postdocs (research and clinical); medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students (particularly
Black/African-American, Hispanic/LatinX and Native American/Alaska Native individuals) to share their biomedical and health-related research
activities through oral or poster presentations, to engage in discussions related to career development in the sciences, to exchange ideas and to
expand their professional networks.
Relevant External News, Articles
- Podcast: "America's Math Curriculum Doesn't Add Up"
- Freakonomics episode regarding the importance of statistics in high school curriculum