Chair: Peihua Qiu
Associate Chair for Education: Babette Brumback
Graduate Coordinator: Kristen Cason
The Department of Biostatistics offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in biostatistics, the Master of Science degree in biostatistics, and the Master of Public Health degree with concentration biostatistics, which is described in detail in the Public Health section of the catalog. These programs in the Department are designed to prepare students for research and faculty positions; careers in health agencies and health-related institutions; and for consultation, especially in the biomedical fields. Although each graduate program has a set of required courses, there is ample flexibility in the programs to allow each student to develop strengths and interests through elective courses, seminars, and tutorials.
Doctor of Philosophy
The biostatistics doctoral program requires a minimum of 90 semester credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. All students must complete a minimum of 54 credits of biostatistics/statistics course work (30 credits can be transferred from a previously earned Master of Science program if applicable), 6 credits of public health course work, 3 credits of a consulting requirement, 6 credits of the cognate requirement, and 21 credits of dissertation work.
All graduates of the program are expected to be able to
- Conduct independent research in the development of new biostatistical methodology
- Engage in successful collaborations with investigators in new quantitative fields
- Write statistical methodology papers for peer-reviewed statistical and biostatistical journals
- Write collaborative papers for peer-reviewed subject matter journals
- Compete successfully for research and teaching positions in academic institutions, federal and state agencies, or private institutions
Specific course requirements are described at the program website http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/phd-in-biostatistics/.
Master of Science
The Master of Science in Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics requires a minimum of 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours. The program is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics, broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods, and expertise in a cognate field. A typical student will be enrolled full-time for two years. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an M.S. degree in biostatistics. We currently offer the Master of Science program in both traditional (campus) and online learning delivery methods.
The principal goal of the M.S. program is to prepare highly qualified individuals for future Ph.D. training and for careers in biostatistics practice. This training is conducted in the innovative and interdisciplinary public health culture of the college of public health and health professions and the college of medicine and will produce graduates who will help address the shortage of biostatisticians. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive in three primary settings: academic university-based settings, industry, and federal agencies that involve research and/or public health practice.
Specific course requirements are described at the program website http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/ms-in-biostatistics/ (Campus) and http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/msonline/ (Online).
- Brumback, Babette A.
- Datta, Somnath
- Datta, Susmita
- Lee, Ji-Hyun
- Longini, Ira M.
- Lu, Qing Terry
- Qiu, Peihua
- Wu, Samuel Shangwu
- Guha, Subharup
- Kenah, Eben E.
- Li, Zhigang
- Yang, Yang
- Bacher, Rhonda L.
- Dean, Natalie E.
- Huo, Zhiguang
- Roy, Arkaprava
Research Associate Professor
- Chi, Yueh-Yun
- Kairalla, John Andrew
Clinical Assistant Professor
- Foti, Steven J.
- Parker, Robert L.
Research Assistant Professor
- Naranjo, Arlene H.
- Pei, Qinglin
- Doss, John
- Ghosh, Malay
BIOSTATISTICS DEPARTMENTAL Courses
|GMS 6818||Design and Conduct Clinical Trials I||2|
|GMS 6819||Design and Conduct Clinical Trials II||2|
|GMS 6827||Advanced Clinical Trial Methods||3|
|GMS 6841||Design and Analysis of Translational Research in Biomedical Sciences||2|
|GMS 6861||Applied Biostatistics I||3|
|PHC 6020||Clinical Trial Methods||3|
|PHC 6022||Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials||3|
|PHC 6050C||Biostatistical Methods I||3|
|PHC 6051||Biostatistical Methods II||3|
|PHC 6055||Biostatistical Computing Using R||1|
|PHC 6059||Introduction to Applied Survival Analysis||3|
|PHC 6063||Biostatistical Consulting||3|
|PHC 6068||Biostatistical Computing||3|
|PHC 6075||Biostatistical Literacy||3|
|PHC 6080||SAS for Public Health - Data||1|
|PHC 6081||SAS for Public Health - Analysis||1|
|PHC 6084||Bayesian Biostatistical Methods||3|
|PHC 6088||Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data||3|
|PHC 6089||Public Health Computing||3|
|PHC 6092||Introduction to Biostatistical Theory||3|
|PHC 6097||Statistical Learning with Applications in Health Sciences||3|
|PHC 6790||Biostatistical Methods Using SAS||3|
|PHC 6791||Data Visualization in the Health Sciences||3|
|PHC 6937||Special Topics in Public Health||1-6|
|PHC 7056||Analysis of Longitudinal Data||3|
|PHC 7066||Large Sample Theory||3|
|PHC 7090||Advanced Biostatistical Methods I||3|
|PHC 7091||Advanced Biostatistical Methods II||3|
|PHC 7925||Biostatistics Journal Club||1-3|
|PHC 7979||Advanced Research||1-12|
|PHC 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|
|STA 6177||Applied Survival Analysis||3|
|STA 6707||Analysis of Multivariate Data||3|
|STA 7179||Survival Analysis||3|
College of Medicine Courses
|GMS 5905||Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences||1-4|
|GMS 6001||Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences I||5|
|GMS 6003||Fundamentals of Graduate Research and Professional Development||1|
|GMS 6004||IDP Practical Laboratory||2|
|GMS 6008||Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics||2|
|GMS 6090||Research in Medical Sciences||1-10|
|GMS 6096||Introduction to NIH Grant Writing for Biomedical Sciences||1|
|GMS 6160||Introduction to Oral Biology I||2|
|GMS 6161||Introduction to Oral Biology II||2|
|GMS 6405||Fundamentals of Endocrine Physiology||1|
|GMS 6406||Fundamentals of Pulmonary/Respiratory Physiology||1|
|GMS 6408||Fundamentals of Renal Physiology||1|
|GMS 6411||Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Physiology||1|
|GMS 6415||Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Physiology||1|
|GMS 6491||Journal Club in Physiology||1|
|GMS 6780||Addiction: Neuroscience and Trends||3|
|GMS 6845||Clinical & Translational Research Practicum||3|
|GMS 6865||Quantitative Literacy for Translational Research||2|
|GMS 6875||Ethical and Policy Issues in Clinical Research||2|
|GMS 6895||CTS Journal Club||1|
|GMS 6903||Manuscript and Abstract Writing for Clinician/Scientists||2|
|GMS 6905||Independent Studies in Medical Sciences||1-10|
|GMS 6910||Supervised Research||1-5|
|GMS 6940||Supervised Teaching||1-5|
|GMS 6971||Research for Master's Thesis||1-15|
|GMS 7093||Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research||2|
|GMS 7877||Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research||1|
|GMS 7944||Practicum in Biomedical Science Education||3|
|GMS 7950||Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education||2|
|GMS 7979||Advanced Research||1-12|
|GMS 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|