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Welcome to the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.

So much of today’s world is data driven! Do you ever imagine yourself making our community healthier by turning data into knowledge that will provide data-driven guidance to improve public health?

Biostatistics is at the forefront of many of today’s big data challenges and uses rigorous methods to unravel the true story hidden within increasingly complex data.  

Biostatisticians are currently in great demand! Our graduates hold positions in universities, research institutes, governmental agencies such as CDC, NIH, and state health departments, and in private industry including pharmaceutical companies and even financial institutions.

The Division of Biostatistics includes eleven full-time faculty.  Our faculty are passionate about teaching, mentoring and advancing biostatistical methodologies that address complex issues in data analysis and interpretation.  We integrate techniques in mathematics, statistics and public health to turn data into the answers to pressing public health and clinical questions. Students will not only acquire rigorous training in statistical methods and computational tools but will be educated in cognate areas of health sciences such as genetics and epidemiology. 

The Division’s primary areas of research expertise are longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian data analysis, spatial data analysis, quantile regression, correlated data analysis, survival analysis, brain imaging data analysis, and integrative analysis of “-omics” data.

Degrees Offered

We offer eight advanced degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. Each graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.

Biostatistics News

Jiajia Zhang

Researchers win NIH grant to study viral suppression using big data approach

Bankole Olatosi, assistant professor of health services policy and management, and Jiajia Zhang, professor of biostatistics, have been awarded more than $3.5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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UofSC Big Data Health Science Center wins NIH award to launch big data fellowship program

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded $1.75 million to the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center to train junior faculty to conduct infectious disease research using vast amounts of data.

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Arnold School scholars to serve as principal investigators on 14 projects supported by 2021 ASPIRE grants

Faculty and postdoctoral scholars from across the Arnold School received funding through the Office of the Vice President for Research's Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE) program.

Feifei Xiao

Biostatistics assistant professor Feifei Xiao wins grant to examine lung cancer at the genetic level

The National Human Genome Research Institute has awarded $426K to Feifei Xiao to examine the links (e.g., disease risk and mechanisms) between copy number variation and lung cancer.

Xingpei Zhao

Graduate boosts clinical research skills, complementing medical degree with master's in biostatistics

Xingpei Zhao chose biostatistics to improve her analytical skills in clinical research. The Arnold School's Master of Science in Public Health in Biostatistics offered her ideal curriculum, and the enthusiasm of the faculty members confirmed her decision.

Anthony Alberg

Anthony Alberg leads development of policy statement on skin cancer prevention for American Society of Clinical Oncology

Anthony Alberg, the chair of the Arnold School’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and an internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist, served as lead author on the policy statement, which was published in JCO Oncology Practice.


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