Student Research

Biostatistics students have opportunities to participate in real-world research projects that impact the health of people and their communities. Below are a few examples of such projects.

Excavating answers from massive health data sets

First-year PhD student Jasper Yang is part of a Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute team that is developing statistical methods to analyze electronic health records (EHR) in order to answer questions about HIV treatments and better understand the disease in general.



Supporting local health care organizations and government

Applying what they learned in the Master of Science Capstone program to address real-world problems in public health, last year’s student capstone teams engaged with healthcare organizations focusing on improving patient care, and a Washington state government organization engaged in optimizing healthcare planning and resource allocation.

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Research work in the field with internships

Last summer, students tackled a broad range of research challenges including the impact of biofuel assumptions on energy projections, analyzing brain grey matter patterns in Alzheimer’s patients to link disease progression to cognitive assessment, and exploring data relating to exonerations and wrongful incarcerations to further understand the impact of Innocence Organizations on state exonerations rates.

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