Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics

Our Wednesday seminar series continues on September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Central Time with a hybrid presentation on biostatistics at the FDA by Jennifer Clark, lead mathematical statistician in the Office of Biostatistics at the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The in-person presentation will be held at 2525 West End Avenue, 11th floor.

On October 4, Yi Zhao, assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science at Indiana University School of Medicine, will present on regression models of covariance matrices.

Contact Cierra Streeter for access to these seminars.

Our department is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Join us on September 29, on campus or online, for "Ethical Healthcare through Innovations in Biostatistics: Advancing Informative Analysis, Data Coordination, and Health Equity." This free symposium will be followed by a poster session, highlighting work performed by or in collaboration with department members.

The Middle Tennessee chapter of the American Statistical Association (whose officers include members of our department) is hosting a one-day course taught by Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel on applying R Markdown skills and expertise to Quarto. It will be held in person in Nashville on October 20. Visit the course page for more information. 

Our department members and alumni organize and present lectures and workshops around the world. Upcoming presentations include Ben Saville and Christina Saunders in Rockville; Siwei Zhang in New Brunswick and Groton; Bradley Malin in DC; Jinyuan Liu and Andrew Spieker in Berlin; Yu Shyr in Singapore; and Gustavo Amorim, Bryan Blette, Jeffrey Blume, Megan Taylor Jones, Jinyuan Liu, Sarah Lotspeich, Lucy D'Agostino McGowan, Andrew Spieker, Thomas Stewart, Simon Vandekar, and Panpan Zhang in Baltimore.

Yu Shyr and Dale Plummer at the 2022 retreat

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: Yu Shyr and Dale Plummer at the 2022 all-department retreat