Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics

On Thursday, June 20, at 11 a.m., PhD candidate Jamie Joseph will defend her dissertation, Causal Approaches to Quantifying the Role of Engagement in Studies of Mobile Health Interventions, in the 11th floor conference room and online. All are invited. Click the dissertation title to learn more about the even and read the abstract.

On Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m., PhD candidate Julia Thome will defend her dissertation, Assessing the Impact of Health Policies: Advancements in Causal Inference Methodology and Real-World Application, in the 11th floor conference room. All are invited. Click the dissertation title to learn more about the event and read the abstract.

The 2024 Summer Institute, hosted by our Center for Quantitative Sciences, will take place July 22–26 and July 29–August 2, with a virtual course on the All of Us Research Program and three in-person courses (on big data, causal inference, and regression/modeling in R). Registration is open.

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