Biostatistics PhD Training Program

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PhD Training Programs Biostatistics PhD Training Program

The Biostatistics PhD Training Program at NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences prepares you for a career as a biostatistician. Biostatistics is a scientific discipline that generates novel approaches to study design and data analysis, with a focus on improving human health and health care. 

Our graduates work in the fields of medicine, public health, and biology. They develop innovations in methodology, theory, and application of biostatistical methods to the entire spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research. 

Our program offers interdisciplinary instruction and research opportunities in statistical theory and methods in the biological sciences. The curriculum covers a broad array of research areas including design and analysis of clinical trials, Bayesian methods, high-dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, and survival analysis.

As a PhD candidate, you have the opportunity to work with faculty on a diverse set of biomedical collaborations. These could include studies in basic biological systems, randomized clinical trials, retrospective epidemiological studies, or prospective longitudinal studies. You gain experience in studies that include thousands of subjects, as well as those measuring the expression of tens of thousands of genes.

Successful applicants to our program have completed previous coursework in statistics or mathematics and biology. We encourage applicants who have a master’s degree in a relevant field or relevant research experience to apply.

Program Coursework

In addition to courses taken by all PhD candidates at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, biostatistics program candidates take the following courses. 

Introduction to Bayesian Modeling
Methods for Categorical Data Analysis in Health Sciences Research
Methods of Applied Statistics and Data Mining with Applications to Biology and Medicine
Statistical Inference
Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research

We recommend that candidates also take the following elective courses. 

Advanced Topics in Survival Analysis
Epidemiology Methods
Sampling Methods and Applications in Health Surveys

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Contact Us

For more information about the Biostatistics PhD Training Program or any graduate programs at Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, email sackler-info@nyumc.org or call 212-263-5648.

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