Ira Longini,PhD Dr. Ira Longini and Colleagues Publish in Lancet Infectious Diseases

In the January 2015 issue of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues published an article entitled “Vespignani A:  Spatio-temporal spread of the 2014 outbreak of Ebola […]

Longini_LR-450x305 Dr. Ira Longini Working with WHO to Address Ebola in West Africa

Dr. Ira Longini is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, on the modeling of Ebola transmission and on the design and analysis of Ebola vaccine trials […]

Eben Kenah slider image Vaccination Risks

Reporters from the Miami Herald recently reached out to Dr. Eben Kenah, assistant professor with the department of biostatistics, for his expertise on vaccine efficacy.  In an article published on […]

Amy Cantrell_JSJ_IMG_39531 Dr. Amy Cantrell receives 2013 Public Health Award for Faculty Excellence

The award is presented on an annual basis to a faculty member who has made significant contributions to public health through teaching, research, and/or service.

IsaacDeltaOmega Isaac Sia, Biostatistics MPH Graduate, inducted into Delta Omega

Isaac Sia was inducted into the Beta Upsilon chapter of Delta Omega this spring. Isaac, a Speech-Language Pathologist from Singapore, is a recent graduate of the MPH program with a concentration in Biostatistics

Meenakshi_Devidas_3 UF researcher appointed lead statistician for cancer research consortium

University of Florida biostatistician Meenakshi Devidas, Ph.D., has been named group statistician of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric cancer research. Devidas will […]

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Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics

IMG_20130725_160051 The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to develop, disseminate and apply biostatistical and analytical methods for research in the health sciences, encompassing both research design and analysis.  We strive to advance knowledge in biostatistics and health through educational programs for students and researchers, and we provide leadership and outstanding scholarship in research, teaching, and service in fulfillment of this mission.

The department headquarters are housed in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, with the Center for Statistical and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) located at Dauer Hall and the Children's Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center located off-campus.  The Department shares space with several other departments including UF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.


2015 Seminar Series:

February 18, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm - 5235 CTRB
Ka Young Park
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida

April 3, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM - 5235CTRB
Kai Yu, Senior Investigator
National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
Biostatistics Branch

Improved Pathway Analysis Procedure for Genetic Association Studies

April 23, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm - 5235 CTRB
Li Ma, Assistant Professor
Department of Statistical Science
Duke University

Multi-scale two-sample comparison and the decomposiion of distributional variability

May 1, 2015 - TBA
George Tseng, Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Pittsburgh

May 21, 2015 - TBA
Wensheng Guo, Professor
Department of  Biostatistics & Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania

September 23, 2015 - TBA
Lance A. Waller
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University

November 20, 2015 - TBA
Naihua Duan
Professor Emeritus
Division of Biostatistics
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University

December 4, 2015 - TBA
Raymond J. Carroll
Distinguished Professor & Jill and Stuart A. Harlin 83 Chair in Statistics
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University

Next Department Meeting

April 17, 2015  9:30 - 11:30 am - 5235 CTRB

Faculty Search

Recruiting Associate or Full Professor Positions
Application review is ongoing for Associate/Full Professor positions and shall continue until both open positions are successfully filled. Currently, there is no deadline to apply.   To apply please click  here.

UF Biostatistics Faculty


Our faculty members include leaders in the development of statistical methods for clinical trials, survival analysis, decision theory and genetic studies. Their mission is to provide scholarship in biostatistics and partnership in research for the six colleges of UF's Health Science Center, as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center, the McKnight Brain Institute and other academic units across UF.

Widely published in academic journals and well-funded by numerous sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Children's Oncology Group Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, biostatistics faculty members are performing critical scientific investigations that offer many opportunities for students in the department's Ph.D., M.S., and M.P.H. programs.

The Department is located in the Clinical and Translational Research Building , with the Center for Statistical Quantitative Infectious Disease (CSQUID) being located in Dauer Hall. The Department shares space with several other departments and UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.

To learn more about the Department of Biostatistics, we invite you to explore our web site and view the attached link About Biostatistics.

2014 Department of Biostatistics Newsletter