Department of
Biostatistics
New Brunswick Campus

About Biostatistics

On School of Public Health's New Brunswick Campus

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 Rutgers School of Public Health, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute 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.

Letter From the Chair

Weichung Joe Shih, PhD
Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics. We are located on the second floor of the School of Public Health building on the New Brunswick campus.

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  • The Department of Biostatistics plays an essential role of providing statistical support to Rutgers faculty. Click here to learn more.