|Concentration in Biostatistics|
Today, biostatisticians play a critical role in studies of risk factors for disease, in assessing safety and efficacy of new therapies in clinical trials and in the evaluation of patient outcomes. The results of these studies have public health and policy implications. There continues to be high demand for graduates with biostatistical training for positions in the public health sector, hospitals, private industry including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and research in both academic and private institutions. The MPH concentration in biostatistics provides students with the skills to help design, analyze, and interpret the results of observational studies, clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, medical surveys, and evaluations of health care programs. The goal of the program is to introduce students to the basic principles and methods of biostatistics in the context of a generalist degree in public health, with a focus on applying biostatistics to real-world issues. This concentration trains students in study design and provides quantitative skills to prepare them to collaborate in public health research and surveillance projects that will aid in prevention and treatment of diseases and development of public health policy. The program emphasizes the statistical aspects of research, including study design, data management, and statistical analysis. The Biostatistics Concentration also offers specialized training in a variety of substantive areas, such as clinical trials, statistical genetics, statistical computing and observational studies.