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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 […]

Founding Chair: Dr. Peihua Qiu

The University of Florida welcomes leading statistics researcher Peihua Qiu, Ph.D., as the founding chair of the Department of Biostatistics.

CTRB5 Clinical and Translational Research Building

The Department of Biostatistics has officially moved to it’s new location in UF’s Clinical and Translational Research Building.

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During the upcoming fall semester (2013), Dr. Amy Cantrell will be continuing her development of an open learning textbook in Introductory Biostatistics and implementing these and other materials in a blended learning model.

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Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics

IMG_20130725_160051 The mission of the University of Florida 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.

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 National Children’s Cancer Society 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, or contact us.

Faculty Search

Recruiting Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Positions
Application review is ongoing for Associate/Full Professor positions and shall continue until both open positions are successfully filled.  Assistant Professor application deadline is December 15, 2013.  To apply, please click  here.


2014 Seminar Series:

April 4, 2014 - 5235 CTRB - 11:00 - 12:00
Betsy Shenkman
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Outcomes and Policy
University of Florida

Examining Health Outcomes: Longitudinal Data, Clustering, and Small Numerators

April 18, 2014 - 5235 CTRB - 10:00 - 11:00 
Limen Peng
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Emory University

May 2, 2014 - 5235 CTRB - 1:00 --2:00
Jonathan S. Schildcrout
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Analytical Approaches to Targeted Sub-sampling Designs with Longitudinal Continuous Responses

Next Department Meeting

May 20, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 am - 5235 CTRB