the Department of Biostatistics at
the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of
Public Health. Our Department was the first academic department of
statistics in the United States, founded in 1918. Its major goal, achieved
through education and research, is to enhance and promote effective statistical
reasoning and its application in health research and ultimately, to advance the
Today the Department is chaired by Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche and has approximately 45 full-time faculty and approximately 50 full-time students, most of whom are doctoral candidates. Our faculty and students conduct research across the spectrum of statistical science from foundations of inference to the discovery of new methodology to health applications.
The Department offers the PhD, ScM, and MHS (Master's of Health Science) in biostatistics to students earning a PhD in another department of the school and to those health professionals who already have an advanced degree (ie, MD or PhD). We also offer an NIH-funded training opportunity in the epidemiology and biostatistics of aging.