Welcome to the Research Site of the Division of Biostatistics. The Division is part of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (DBEI), and is closely related to the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) within the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
"Biostatistics (a contraction of biology and statistics; sometimes referred to as biometry or biometrics) is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological experiments, especially in medicine and agriculture; the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results." -- Wikipedia
Biostatistics faculty, students and staff are involved in biostatistical methodological research spanning many intellectually diverse areas. Areas of research include Bayesian methods, causal inference, clinical trials, clustered data, longitudinal data analysis, missing data, statistical genetics and bioinformatics, survival analysis, and survey research. We are engaged in collaborative research with researchers throughout the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Wharton and elsewhere. Both methodological and collaborative research projects are funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health and other governmental and private sources.
The division has a working papers series, entitled UPenn Biostatistics Working Papers, available via bepress.
Jobs currently open, including faculty positions, research staff jobs and postdoctoral fellowships, are listed here.