Biostatistics

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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:

  • Provide quality statistical support in research design and analysis developed by the clinical and laboratory investigators.
  • Train medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other research staff in the use of statistical methods and software.
  • Train the next generation of biostatisticians and data scientists.
  • Develop innovative statistical research guided by and benefiting clinical and laboratory based research projects.
  • Create and/or assist with epidemiologic studies in the fields of hypertension, women's health, perioperative outcomes and anesthesia.

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.

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Affiliated Education Program

MS in Biostatistics & Data Science 

Current Research Highlights

Dr. Hua “Judy” Zhong Named Chief of the Division of Biostatistics at Weill Cornell Medicine

June 23, 2024

Dr. Hua "Judy" Zhong, an esteemed researcher and biostatistician, has been named chief of the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective July 29.  

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2024 Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health

May 22, 2024

The 11th Annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health will be held on June 28th, 2024, at Weill Cornell Medicine. This event continues the annual Columbia-Cornell-NYU-Penn-Yale Symposium and is jointly sponsored by the five universities. It will feature research presentations, posters, and social programs.

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Biostatistics Computing Club Fosters Collaborative Learning Environment

December 22, 2023

The Biostatistics Computing Club provides a platform for staff and faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) to learn and advance their computational skills, specifically in biostatistical analyses. The club is currently led by Anjile An, research biostatistician III, and Will Simmons, research biostatistician II, in the Department of Population Health Sciences.  

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Faculty & Staff

Tahmid Ahmed
  • Administrator, Grants and Finance
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Anjile An , MPH
  • Research Biostatistician III
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Caroline Andy , MS
  • Research Biostatistician II
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Samprit Banerjee, Ph.D., MStat
Samprit Banerjee , PhD, MStat
  • Program Director of Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Psychiatry
(646) 962-8014
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Colin Begg , PhD
  • Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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James Booth , PhD, MS, MSc
  • Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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Emily Carter
  • Research Assistant
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Zhengming Chen , PhD, MPH
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
(646) 962-8015
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Jacky Choi
Jacky Choi , MPH
  • Research Biostatistician III
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Paul Christos, DrPH, MS
Paul Christos , DrPH, MS
  • Associate Professor of Research in Population Health Sciences
  • Director of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service
  • Director of Research Design and Biostatistics Core of the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center
(646) 962-8018
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Jason Chua
Jason Chua , MS
  • Programmer Analyst II
 Debra D'Angelo, MS
Debra D'Angelo , MS
  • Assistant Director, Biostatistics Services
(646) 962-3091
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Linda Gerber, Ph.D., MA
Linda Gerber , PhD, MA
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
  • Professor of Epidemiology in Medicine
(646) 962-8020
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Rachel Heise
Rachel Heise , MS
  • Research Biostatistician II
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Giles Hooker , PhD, MSc
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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Jessica Kim , MS
  • Research Biostatistician I
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Soohyun Kim , PhD
  • Postdoctoral Associate
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Cindy Landaverde
  • Program Coordinator
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Martin L. Lesser , PhD, MS
  • Clinical Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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Colby Lewis V
Colby Lewis V , MS
  • Research Biostatistician II
Ying Li , MS
  • Research Biostatistician I
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Wodan Ling , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Anni Liu , DMSci, MSc
  • Postdoctoral Associate
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Xiaoyue Ma , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
(646) 962-8029
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Himel Mallick , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Eshani Pareek , MBS
  • Healthcare Data Specialist II
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Yuqing Qiu
Yuqing Qiu , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
Brady Rippon
Brady Rippon , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
Davide Risso , PhD, MS
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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 Arindam RoyChoudhury, Ph.D., M.Stat.
Arindam RoyChoudhury , PhD
  • Program Director, Certificate Program
  • Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Bilal Shaikh , MS
  • Programmer Analyst I
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Anamika Sharma Paudel
Anamika Sharma Paudel , MS
  • Programmer Analyst I
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Yushu Shi , PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Will Simmons
Will Simmons , MPH
  • Research Biostatistician III
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Robert L. Strawderman , ScD, MSc
  • Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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Charlene Thomas , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
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Zoe Verzani , MPH
  • Research Biostatistician I
Andrew J. Vickers , D.Phil
  • Professor of Population Health Sciences
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Martin T. Wells , PhD, MA
  • Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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Alan Wu , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
(646) 962-7592
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Yiyuan Wu , MS
  • Research Biostatistician III
(646) 962-8073
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Wenna Xi , PhD, MS
  • Instructor in Population Health Sciences
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Zilong Yu , MS
  • Programmer Analyst I
Kathy (Xi) Zhou, Ph.D., MS
Xi Kathy Zhou , PhD, MS
  • Program Director of the M.S. in Biostatistics and Data Science
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics in Population Health Sciences
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