The role of the Department of Biostatistics within UB and across Western New York spans several domains: teaching, research, economic development and service.
Housed with the School of Public Health and Health Professions,
we also have a formal presence in the Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CoE), Roswell Park Cancer
Institute (RPCI), the Clinical and Translational Research Center
(CTRC) and the Institute for Healthcare Informatics (IHI).
Our faculty members may be considered broadly to have expertise in the disciplines of bioinformatics, biostatistics, mathematical statistics and probability, statistical genetics and public health informatics.
We offer an undergraduate minor in statistics, an MPH degree with a concentration in biostatistics and MA and PhD degrees in biostatistics. In addition, the department teaches several required undergraduate and graduate service courses, such as STA 119 Statistical Methods, which generally has enrollments of more than 1,000 students per academic year.
The RPCI Department of Biostatistics offers an MS degree in bioinformatics and biostatistics which utilizes several courses from UB’s department.
Our faculty members also serve on the steering committee for a new PhD degree in genetics, genomics and bioinformatics offered through UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Randy Carter, PhD, is developing a new interdisciplinary PhD degree program in health services policy and practice as part of an expansion of our School of Public Health and Health Professions.
We are currently working with the Department of Mathematics to develop a five-year collaborative degree program leading to both a bachelor’s in mathematics and a master’s in biostatistics.
Department faculty members play a key role in collaborative research and economic development within the university and in developing their own research programs.