In the UW Biostatistics Graduate Program, the connections you make with others are long lasting. After you graduate, you are part of a community of public and private sector professionals who share a deep passion for the public good. Our alumni go on to be trailblazers, leaders, and influencers in the field of public health, and data technology fields.

New for Alumni

UW Biostatistics welcomes a new admissions and alumni manager

Trevor Smith recently joined UW Biostatistics as admissions and alumni manager. He brings considerable experience to the role, having worked in a number of academic positions. Read the announcement

Alumni Engagement Survey

Message from Trevor Smith, Admissions and Alumni Manager
We're inviting our alumni to participate in an engagement survey so that we will know better how and where you want to be communicated to, as well as what type of programming we could provide that best serves our former, current, and future students. If you have five minutes to spare, please take the survey. I'm looking forward to partnering with this group! If you have questions about my role or thoughts about alumni engagement, please reach out to me either on LinkedIn or at



2024 JSM Biostatistics/Statistics Alumni Reception

Registration is now open for the 2024 JSM Joint Biostat/Stat Alumni Reception, 5-7 p.m., Monday, August 5, at Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Convention Center). Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. The event is fee but registration is required.


Distinguished Alumni Visits

Kung-Yee Liang, UW Biostatistics alumni speaking at Norman Breslow Lecture in 2024

Kung-Yee Liang, former  President of the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan visits UW 

University of Washington Biostatistics graduate Kung-Yee Liang, Distinguished Chair Professor and Senior Advisor for Office of the President at Feng Chia University and former president of the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan, was the featured speaker at this year’s Norman E. Breslow Distinguished Lecture. Liang’s lecture focused on his journey from biostatistician to leading a university and a national health research institute in Taiwan during the COVID-19 pandemic. He believes biostatisticians are an excellent fit for administrative roles. Read a recap of his visit

Watch Liang's Presentation

From Biostatistician to Administrator: A Personal Journey was presented April 11, 2024 by Norman E. Breslow Distinguished Lecturer Kung-Yee Liang (PhD 1982 Biostatistics), Distinguished Chair Professor and Senior Advisor for Office of the President, Feng Chia University; former president, National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan.


Alumni in the News

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Alumni Profiles

Recent profiles and updates featuring UW Biostatistics alumni.  View posts


Ways to Connect

Stay in touch with us!  We have many ways available for alumni to reach us, share updates, or give back. Check into sponsoring a project, becoming an MS Capstone program mentor, or subscribing to our alumni mailing list.  Get more details