Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics

We host hour-long seminars most weeks on biostatistical topics. Upcoming speakers include Emory's Joshua Lukemire on functional brain networks on Wednesday, April 17, and Michigan's Donglin Zeng on optimal dynamic treatment regimens on Wednesday, April 24. These virtual presentations are held at 1:30 p.m. Central Time; for access, contact Cierra Streeter


On Thursday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m., assistant professor Panpan Zhang will present "Fundamentals of building R packages" in our Statistical Computing Series. For access to this Teams presentation, contact Ryan Moore


The 2024 International Chinese Statistical Association Applied Statistics Symposium will convene in Nashville from June 16 through 19. Visit the conference website for details. Early registration is open through April 30. Poster abstracts are due by May 1


Please visit our blog for announcements of appointments, papers, and other milestones!


Our department members (including students) and alumni organize and present lectures and workshops around the world. See our upcoming presentations page for a glimpse of what's on deck, including virtual seminars by Yu Shyr and Frank Harrell (and alumna Lucy D'Agostino McGowan); Cindy Chen in Boston; and slates of instructors, speakers, and chairs at ICSA and JSM.


Group portrait at Adele's, January 24. Two VN-Biostat fellows, two faculty, a app developer, a baby, and department chair Yu Shyr

Welcome to our website! We hope you’ll find it informative and inspiring, and we encourage you to contact us if we can be of further assistance. 
 
As our department celebrates its 20th anniversary, we remain dedicated to developing cutting-edge statistical methods and tools, providing collaborative support and educational resources for biomedical researchers, and training new biostatisticians to join us in addressing the questions and issues raised by the explosive growth in information technology. 
 
We are at the forefront of an amazing era for statisticians and biomedical researchers. Our innovative and enthusiastic faculty, staff, and students are deeply engaged with Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s vision of advancing personalized health in the era of smart data. Our efforts are reflected in the hundreds of peer-reviewed papers we co-author each year, our leadership in data management and coordination, and the many workshops and seminars we design, deliver, and facilitate around the world.
 
We very much look forward to connecting with you as we work toward a healthier and more inclusive society for all.

Yu Shyr, PhD, Dr(hc), FASA, FAAAS, FAACR
Professor and Chair

Photo: Dr. Shyr (right) with 2023-2024 Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics fellows Rukayya Alkassim and Safiya Sada Sani, department faculty and staff, and a prospective trainee