Department of
At New Brunswick and Newark

Division of Cancer Epidemiology

For Study Participants

The biostatistics discipline emphasizes the concepts underlying the scientific method, and the applications in biomedical data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results. The study of Biostatistics includes designs and analysis of experimental studies, including clinical trials, and non-experimental (observational) studies, theory of probability and statistics, and statistical computing. Applicants to the biostatistics department should have strong aptitude for quantitative thinking and interest in biomedical and public health applications. A practicum in consulting is required . Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and to attend seminars concerning current problems and issues in empirical research.

This fast growing department conducts independent statistical research with applications in the biomedical sciences and services public health professionals. All department faculty actively collaborate with biomedical, public health, and other investigators within the School of Public Health at UMDNJ, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at New Jersey and elsewhere. Biostatistics students participate in these collaborations as well. Our department includes both students who have just completed their undergraduate degrees as well as fulltime professionals looking to advance their education by obtaining an additional or higher level degree. Dual majors with departments such as Epidemiology are available.