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Fall 2021 Admissions 

  • The admission application for Fall 2021 will be accepted from October 7, 2020 to January 6, 2021 for both the MS and the PhD.  
  • How to Apply

Change in Graduate Program Leadership

  • On behalf of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Loki Natarajan!  Dr. Natarajan served as Graduate Programs Director for the past 5 years with incredible dedication to our students’ success.
  • We are excited to have Dr. Florin Vaida taking on the role of Graduate Programs Director and Dr. Lin Liu as MS Program Director effective October 1, 2020.
  • We wish Dr. Natarajan all the best as she focuses on her research and teaching commitments. 

Postdoctoral Biostatistics Fellowship Currently Open

  • The fellowship is a 12-month appointment with supervising professor, Steve Edland, PhD.
  • Creative researchers interested in advancing the knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease Neuroepidemiology and/or quantitative methods to improve research in this field are encouraged to apply. 
  • How to Apply

In the News

March 2021

February 2021

  • Senior author, Florin Vaida, PhD, cited in study demonstrating that an optical tool in smartphones is effective at assessing blood-oxygen levels, and may help identify people with worsening respiratory function. Read more. 

January 2021

  • Senior author, Karen Messer, PhD, cited in study finding youth e-cigarettes users are three times as likely to become daily smokers. Read more.

November 2020

  • Xin Tu, PhD cited in study finding levels of loneliness based on age to be highest in the 20s, and lowest in the 60s. Read more. 

September 2020

August 2020



  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Anubhav Nikunj Singh Sachan (PhD student in Biostatistics) received a foundation award to support his tuition from the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology. Mr. Singh Sachan's Graduate Student Research focuses on neurodegenerative diseases. In collaboration with Biostatistics Division professor Steven Edland, Mr. Singh Sachan's Graduate Student Research will focus on neurodegenerative diseases. Mr. Singh Sachan will provide statistical support to researchers at the UCSD Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.  As outlined in his foundation award application, his focused research activity will be to refine statistical methods for interpreting signal data from DNA methylation microarrays and apply these methods to epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) of Parkinson's disease.  Congratulations Anubhav, and way to make a great first impression!