Biostatistics is the application of statistical techniques for scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, biology and public health. It also encompasses development of novel methodologies that translate to better study design and analyses.
Biostatistics also contributes substantially to the area of Data Science through statistical learning techniques. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the field of biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving health and reducing illness. Epidemiology is concerned with the distribution, causation, and control of disease across time and space in human populations.
The Mission of the Division of Biostatistics is to:
The division was formed in October 2004, under the Medical College’s Strategic Plan for further development and retention of research scholars by fostering collaborations with biostatisticians and epidemiologists to further enhance and advance WCM research.
Karla Ballman, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Biostatistics
Department of Population Health Sciences
Tel: (646) 962-8023
Fax: (646) 962-0281
Weill Cornell Medical College
Department of Population Health Sciences Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
402 East 67th Street, Box 74
New York, NY 10065