About Us

The Department of Biostatistics, founded in 2003, is currently home to 52 faculty members and nearly 60 staff biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, data scientists, analysts, and application developers. It is a supportive community that celebrates teamwork across many areas of expertise. The department places a strong emphasis on continuing education and professional development. Its members are expected to be at the forefront of biomedical research.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a top-ranked healthcare provider and research institution located in Nashville, Tennessee—a vibrant metropolis known proudly as Music City, USA. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine hosts one of the nation’s top 15 research programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2022 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is on the USNWR 2021–2023 Honor Rolls of America's Best Hospitals (the top 20 out of more than 5,000 evaluated). In the 2022 USNWR survey of top biostatistics graduate programs, ours is ranked 13th.


Staff Positions

Biostatistician - remote available (application link to be posted after June 9). Questions? Contact Run Fan and Josh DeClercq.

    Interested in being considered for a postdoctoral position in our department? Contact Jena Altstatt with a copy of your CV.