Study the factors that determine the distribution of health and disease in human populations, and improve the understanding of data that are relevant to issues in public health.
Many issues in the health, medical, and biological sciences are addressed by collecting and exploring relevant data. The development and application of techniques to better understand such data is the fundamental concern of the Group in Biostatistics. The program offers training in theory of statistics and biostatistics, computer implementation of analytic methods, and opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological/medical research. The resources and facilities in the School of Public Health and the Department of Statistics, together with those of other university departments, offer a broad set of opportunities to satisfy the needs of individual students. Involvement of faculty from the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology at UC San Francisco enriches instructional and research activities.
Many issues in the health, medical and biological sciences are addressed by collecting and exploring relevant data. We offer training in the theory of statistics and biostatistics, computer implementation of analytic methods, and opportunities to use this knowledge in areas of biological and medical research.
Our program offers a curricular track for students to acquire proficiency in both biostatistics and epidemiology. Our training emphasizes the development of skills applicable to the study of the occurrence and distribution of disease, focusing on determining the impact and magnitude of disease frequency so that effective control measures can be designed.
Online MPH, Epidemiology/Biostatistics Concentration
This is a 27 month online master of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics.
We train students to study the factors that underlie health and disease in human populations, including the analysis of data to develop and evaluate strategies for disease prevention and control. In this online program, students will acquire proficiency in both epidemiology and biostatistics and will be able to immediately apply these skills to improve the effectiveness of public health programs.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Division of Biostatistics is committed to challenging systemic inequities in the areas of health, medical, and biological sciences, and to advancing the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusivity in Biostatistics and related fields.