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Our Three Disciplines

Our Three Disciplines

Read in depth about each of the disciplines that work together within the DBEI:

Biostatistics

Research

Members of the biostatistics faculty lead research that develops novel statistical-methods approaches to meet complex data challenges across many domains. And they contribute as team scientists to investigations across many disciplines. Read about our latest findings.

Education

How can we accurately portray the associations between exposure and disease in the era of “big data” and “precision medicine”? How can we now estimate causal effects, properly adjusting for confounding and bias? Such questions inspire our faculty members as they educate the next generation of leaders in biostatistical theory, methods and practice. Read about our teaching approach.

Faculty

Read the professional-life stories of our biostatistics faculty.

 

Epidemiology

Research

Our epidemiology faculty members employ many different avenues to discover, implement and disseminate novel methods that stand to improve the health of the public. They study a broad array of clinical and population-health issues. Read about our latest findings.

Education

Which groups of people enjoy health and are likely to see that continue, and which suffer or are at risk for poor outcomes? These fundamental questions of epidemiology also inspire the broader community of scientists who seek to improve the health of the public. Read about our teaching approach.

Faculty

Read the professional-life stories of our epidemiology faculty.

 

Informatics

Research

Our informatics faculty members actively develop new methodology in artificial intelligence, natural-language processing and machine learning; these methods make possible novel analyses of clinical data from electronic-health records and from population-based studies of common diseases. Read about our latest findings.

Education

Human health is a complex system influenced by the interplay among many demographic, environmental and genomic factors. Computational models of health must take this complexity into account. Read about our teaching approach that prepares student for such challenges.

Faculty

Read the professional-life stories of our informatics faculty members. They are also affiliated with the Institute for Biomedical Informatics.

 

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About Us

To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind  we create when multiple disciplines work together from the ground up. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. MORE

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