About Us

Biostatistics is a scientific discipline that generates novel approaches to research design and data analysis, with a focus on the improvement of human health and healthcare. The Division of Biostatistics at NYU School of Medicine transforms data and information into scientific insights to enable advances that benefit individual and population health around the world. We advance scientific knowledge to the benefit of human health by creating, disseminating, and implementing innovative statistical methodologies across the entire spectrum of biomedical research, and by educating the next generation of scientists.

Statistical Research

Faculty members in the Division of Biostatistics advance scientific knowledge through innovation in methodology, theory, and implementation of biostatistical methods across the entire spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research, in a wide array of statistical areas. Examples include

  • Development of new prediction methods to enable more refined and accurate classification of patients with different subtypes of disease
  • Creation of methods to analyze the human microbiome, a high-dimensional and complex set of organisms within the body
  • Design of innovative clinical trials to enable rapid-cycle development of new interventions

Collaborative Research

Members of the Biostatistics Division collaborate with researchers in a wide variety of areas throughout the NYU School of Medicine. The members of the Biostatistics Division have played integral roles in cancer research through the Perlmutter Cancer Center Biostatistics Shared Resource, in environmental health research through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center Environmental Health Statistics and Bioinformatics Facility Core, and in clinical and translational research through NYU CTSI Study Design, Biostatistics and Clinical Research Ethics Core. Through these core groups, collaboration is provided to basic science, clinical, cancer epidemiology, prevention and translational research programs, and to the core research services. Examples of successful collaborations include:

  • Research into the effects of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy on both first responders and residents of New York City
  • Evaluation of clinic- and community-based approaches to tobacco cessation
  • Implementation of interventions led by community health workers in underserved and/or minority populations
  • Development of new biomarkers for risk of recurrence in patients with melanoma

For basic scientists and clinical and translational researchers at NYU School of Medicine, statistical collaboration is available in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Experimental design
  • Data analysis and interpretation of results
  • Model fitting
  • Design and analysis of microarray experiments
  • Survival analysis
  • Clinical trials
  • Classification and prediction
  • Design and analysis of observational studies
  • Design and analysis of screening studies

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We offer PhD training in Biostatistics through the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences; ; postdoctoral training with individual faculty members in the Division; biostatistics courses for second year medical school students; and programming for fellows and junior faculty in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute-sponsored Clinical Research Training Course. Special lectures and workshops can also be arranged for departments and centers at NYU School of Medicine.

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The Division of Biostatistics Seminar Series is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Seminars take place at 650 First Avenue, Room 525, unless otherwise announced.