Welcome to the Division of Biostatistics

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students in the Division of Biostatistics, I want to warmly welcome you to our Division website. This is an exciting time for Biostatistics at the University of Miami as this Division has gone through major expansion in number of faculty and staff, the establishment of new graduate programs and the development a Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core. This growth will continue in the coming years as we hope to continue to grow our faculty numbers and bring in quality graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. In addition, a university-wide Center for Statistical Sciences is being planned which will bring together quantitative researchers from around the University of Miami to allow cross-pollination of research ideas and to enrich the educational opportunities available to students.

Our mission as a group is to be at the cutting edge of biostatistical and computational methods development, to foster innovative quantitative collaborative research, to provide infrastructure biostatistical support for research around the University, and very importantly, to provide state-of-the art, rigorous graduate training which will prepare our graduates for exciting positions in academia, government or industry.

The University of Miami and the surrounding areas provide an exceptional environment which helps nurture this mission. We have also received unprecedented support from the University at all levels in building Biostatistics as a major research and education focus area. As you browse our website, you will find detailed information about our graduate programs and our faculty research including papers and software that can be downloaded. I encourage you also to visit our Seminars page where you can view the latest seminars which are stored also as archived videos.

Please enjoy your visit and feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about the UM Division of Biostatistics.

J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D.
Interim Chair
Professor and Director
Division of Biostatistics
Department of Public Health Sciences