Department of Biostatistics

The mission of the Department of Biostatistics & Data Science is to provide an infrastructure of biostatistical and informatics expertise to support and enhance the research, service and educational needs of the University of Kansas Medical Center and its affiliates. The global objectives of the department are as follows:

  • To provide a leadership role in biostatistical and informatics research initiatives across the medical center.
  • To provide the biostatistics and informatics cores for major initiatives.
  • To ensure that researchers have ready access to biostatistical and informatics resources and support.
  • To provide the infrastructure and expertise for centralized and project specific database development, management and analysis.
  • To consolidate resources pertaining to biostatistics and informatics.

The innovative MS & PhD programs in Biostatistics and Applied Statistics & Analytics help meet the ever-increasing demand for statisticians and biostatisticians needed to take leadership roles in academia, government and industry. Faculty members are active researchers collaborating and consulting in research projects and initiatives at the Medical Center, in addition to pursuing their own research agendas and participating in curricular instruction. Expertise in the department includes linear, nonlinear, and longitudinal modeling; clinical trial and experimental design; survival analysis; categorical data analysis; robust statistics; psychometric methods; statistical 'omics; bioinformatics; Bayesian methodology; data science; and machine learning.