numbers iconBiostatistics is one of the fundamental specializations in the science and practice of public health, relating statistical information to concrete health issues -- especially those affecting human populations. The information provided by biostatisticians is central to the design of interventions and the development of public health policy and priorities.


Our biostatistics faculty include nationally known experts on health metrics. Our experts collaborate with colleagues throughout Ohio State's Health Sciences campus, as well as peers across the nation. These partnerships result in well-designed studies and properly analyzed data. Current research areas of our biostatistics faculty includes survival analysis, logistic regression, cancer statistics, genomics, proteomics, and environmental and occupational risk assessment. 

Our experts collaborate with colleagues throughout the Ohio State Health Sciences campus as well as peers across the nation. Our biostatistics faculty are collaborating on major research initiatives at Ohio State including:

  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science
  • Center for Global Health
  • Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center


All degree programs provide students with a thorough understanding of biostatistics, from its basic principles to its methodology in public health practice.

Course offerings also include a generous combination of research opportunities and practical job experiences. Learn more about admissions, financial aid, and how to apply to the combined Biostatistics PhD program

Learn more about degree programs in Biostatistics

MPH Biostatistics

Biostatistics helps you become a better researcher while getting advanced training in statistics to analyze data and provide evidence for clinical and health policy decisions.

MS Biostatistics

Learn how statistics can be used to solve public health challenges as you develop your skills in research and an understanding of biostatistical methods.

Interdisciplinary PhD in Biostatistics

Develop your ability to create new methodologies and address applied questions in biomedical sciences and public health.

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