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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

About Us

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology focuses on biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as other areas like pharmacoepidemiology, through its research, educational programs, and community engagement activities.

Biostatistics and epidemiology are integrated into all aspects of public health research and practice, from developing methods to research-to-action programs that address pressing public health problems. This department plays a vital role in advancing scientific knowledge and methods, especially in identifying disease causes and developing effective public health interventions.

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Our Faculty

Biostatistics and epidemiology are collaborative fields by nature, and our faculty engage in research throughout Rutgers University and beyond. Faculty have expertise in a wide range of biomedical research, including cancer clinical trials, cancer genetics, epidemiology, environmental health, and family medicine. We are actively engaged in teaching and mentorship, providing students with the education and experience needed for successful careers in public health.

In addition to our department's primary faculty members, we also have individuals from across the university and partner organizations who hold secondary faculty appointments within our department. You can find a list of our secondary faculty here

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Our Alumni

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology graduates may work in health departments, hospitals, consulting firms, health insurance, managed care agencies, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and academia. Our alumni can be found at: 

  •  American Cancer Society
  •  Bristol Myers Squibb
  •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  •  Johnson & Johnson
  •  Kaiser Permanente
  •  Merck Co. Inc.
  •  Novo Nordisk, Inc
  •  Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  •  Pfizer Inc.
  •  RWJ University Hospital
  •  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  •  Sanofi-Aventis
  •  University of Pennsylvania
  •  University of Kentucky
  •  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  •  Yale University
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Meizhen, MS'22

For Meizhen, an alumna of the MS in Biostatistics degree program, the diverse, collaborative, and professional academic environment, was the reason why she selected the Rutgers School of Public Health.

While completing her degree requirements, Meizhen worked as a student assistant at the Rutgers University Biostatistics and Epidemiology Services Center, providing statistical support including design, programming, data management, and data analysis, to investigators throughout Rutgers University.

"This experience not only gave me a real sense of the importance of biostatistics for research projects, but also improved my communication skills with clinical researchers. I am very grateful for this experience and for my supervisor, Patricia Greenberg, who helped me a lot, not only by giving me professional guidance but also by encouraging me and giving me confidence to become a qualified biostatistician.”

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Clair MPH'22

For Clair, alumna of the MPH in Epidemiology degree program, "epidemiology touches on so many health issues and is truly interdisciplinary," she says. "The concentration has enabled me to improve my research and statistical skills and to pursue a career working with populations with high disease burdens that interest me most."

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