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Announcing the Biostatistics Student Seminar Series

  • Co-chaired by Tuo Lin and Anubhav Singh Sachan, the Seminar Series is an opportunity for Biostatistics Program graduate students to highlight their current research activities. Check out the Student Seminar Series page for more information. 


Fall 2022 Admissions 

  • The admission application for Fall 2022 will be accepted from September 15, 2021 to January 5, 2022 for both the MS and the PhD. 
  • How to Apply

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: Biostatistics graduate student Junting Ren has a first-authored paper accepted by Statistics in Medicine, entitled "A Semi-parametric Bayesian model for semi-continuous longitudinal data".  Congratulations Junting!

  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Biostatistics graduate student Kristen Hansen has published a paper describing a method to estimate how a mountain glacier goes down a mountain, as a step toward quantifying mountain glacier retreat as indication of climate change. You can read the paper here.

  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: BiostatisticsPhD graduate (2020) Linging "Serene" Jiang has published part of her dissertation research as an article in Annals of Applied Statistics ("Bayesian Multivariate Sparse Functional Principal Components Analysis with Application to Longitudinal Microbiome Multi-Omics Data"). Congratulations Serene for this amazing achievement! 

  • STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Biostatistics graduate student Junting Ren is our newly elected American Statistical Association San Diego Chapter Treasurer.  Congratulations Jen.  We appreciate your service to the local biostatistics research community!