Patrick Heagerty listening to a Biostatistics lecture with colleagues
What is Biostatistics
Biostatisticians help answer pressing research questions in medicine, biology and public health, such as whether a new drug works, what causes cancer and other diseases, and how long a person with a certain illness is likely to survive.
UW Biostatistics students at work
Our Mission
We value expertise in focus, training, and research. We promote rigorous quantitative methods. UW Biostatistics as a source of expertise and a focus for training and research in the quantitative aspects of public health and medicine in the biomedical and public health sciences.


Explore the tradition of excellence and legacy of leadership we have forged in the statistical sciences since 1970.


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We value diverse backgrounds and experiences and apply these values to how we conduct public health research and training.


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