Biostatistics

Description

Biostatistics is the branch of statistics, which concerns with the proper collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific data generated in a wide range of research areas, including biomedicine, epidemiology, genomics, public health and other health sciences. Biostatistics is integral to the advancement of knowledge in these disciplines. At Western University, our biostatistical faculty has a long history of developing innovative biostatistics methodology in areas such as cluster randomization trials, assessment of reliability and agreement, regression models, and genetic epidemiology. The areas of research interest of the group members include randomized clinical trials methodology, bioinformatics, cost-effectiveness analysis, health system evaluation, machine learning, sampling, hierarchical modeling, prognostic modeling, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, causal inference, statistical methods for observational studies, statistical genetics, epidemiological studies, survival analysis, and Bayesian statistics.

Vision

Improving human health by turning data into knowledge and addressing important biomedical and public health issues.

Goals

  • Developing novel statistical methods that are directly applicable to medical and health research.
  • Helping biomedical and epidemiological researchers formulate questions that can be answered by data and make decisions on how to best collect and analyze the data.
  • Educating students and researchers for proper application of statistics to address their research questions and carry out high-quality biomedical and population health research.

Researchers in the Biostatistics Cluster