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Biostatistics Division

Numbers: The Building Blocks of Health Research

Numbers support, numbers communicate and numbers convince. This collection of numbers in the 21st century are known as Big Data, which are data that move fast and come in large quantities, requiring new methods of analysis.

Our biostatistics faculty are at the cutting edge, developing novel methods to analyze, process and extract value from the data, finding ways to visualize numbers to communicate findings. The goal is to transform data sets into useful and understandable information and to ensure that studies are designed correctly.

From genetics, HIV, diabetes to cancer, our biostatisticians tackle today's challenges and train tomorrow's researchers.


M.S. in Biostatistics

The Master of Science in Biostatistics is an applied one-year program intended for quantitative students seeking training in applied biostatistics. The program emphasizes applications and understanding of statistical concepts rather than theoretical and mathematical principles.

Ph.D. in Biostatistics

The Ph.D. in Biostatistics, offered through the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, provides a flexible curriculum to cover the basics. Depending on their background, a student will follow either a Track A and Track B stream to completion of the Ph.D.

Biostatistics Recruitment – Spanish Version

Learn about the various reasons to study biostatistics at UM, including the outstanding and accessible faculty, research opportunities, location in Miami, and more.

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For information regarding Division projects and initiatives, please contact Dr. Sunil Rao, Dr. Hemant Ishwaran and Dr. Tulay Koru-Sengul at, and For program inquiries regarding the M.S. and Ph.D. in Biostatistics, please contact Andria Williams and Heather Rose at and