Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics

Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center!

The department was founded in 2003, tasked with the mission of bringing biostatistical expertise to the Vanderbilt community. With the unflagging support of the School of Medicine, and the diligence and creativity of our faculty and staff, we fulfill our mission daily: engaging in cutting-edge statistical methodology research, providing collaborative support and educational resources for biomedical and basic science researchers across the university, and training a new generation of biostatisticians.

Today, the department stands poised to enter a new era: the era of big data, in which biostatisticians are challenged to expand their skills and knowledge beyond traditional statistical modeling and inference, to the broader tasks of bringing order to enormous quantities of structured and unstructured data, and to find the patterns and make the predictions that support the promise of precision medicine.

We are excited to embrace the opportunities of this new era, and look forward to meeting each new challenge, together.

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

Events and Opportunities

We have openings for bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, statistical genetic analysts, and more. See our Careers page for details.

The new Vanderbilt-Nigeria Biostatistics Training Program (VN-BioStat) is open to applications through May 31. See the fellowship page for details.

Registration is open for this year's Summer Institute courses on big data, causal inference, R, and cloud computing. See the Institute page for details.

Staff scientist Chih-Yuan Hsu will be presenting an online seminar on Wednesday, June 8, at 1:30 p.m. CT, on modeling with scLR. Contact Jena Altstatt for access.