Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics

Please visit our blog for announcements of appointments, promotions, and other milestones. See also the graduate program news feed, where we celebrate our students' dissertation defenses, publications, and more.

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.

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 heads into its 21st year, 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 teaching in the 2023 CQS Summer Institute