The Division of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at
UC San Diego

The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics was established in 2001 as part of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health.


05/02/18 Shemra Rizzo, PhD

04/11/18 Ravi Goyal, PhD

04/02/18 Joshua M. Tebbs, PhD

02/27/18 Eric Laber, PhD

01/19/18 Zhixiang Lin, PhD

01/12/18 Zihuai He, PhD

01/05/18 Ling Ma, PhD

12/06/17 Xiaohui Niu, PhD

11/01/17 Larry Shen, PhD

10/04/17 Wesley Thompson, PhD

09/06/17 Hannah Carter, PhD

Division Meeting is 1:00-2:00 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in MTF 168

Journal Club is 3:00-4:00 pm on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in Moores Cancer Center Room 3079


What we do at UCSD Biostatistics


How a Focus on Rich Educated People Skews Brain Studies in the Atlantic featuring Dr. Wes Thompson

Public Health Research Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 @ 2-5pm

Biostatistics PhD Students will be presenting posters at the Institute of Public Health’s  Annual Public Health Research Day.  Program Director, Dr. Loki Natarajan will be a Key Note Speaker.  More information can be found here.

Admitted Student Day

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CSD Biostatistics Division welcomes students admitted to the PhD program for Fall of 2017 as they visit and learn more about our Program!

Fifty years of looking at changes in people's lives

The Bureau of Labor Statistics published this comparison of marriage, educational and employment rates to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the US National Longitudinal Surveys. It compares two generations—people born in 1957–64 and people born in 1980–84.


American Statistical Association comments on the NIH grant review process

Recently, the ASA held discussions with senior management and staff at NIH regarding the grant review process. You can read an article here about what the NIH Center for Scientific Review took away from the discussion.


Our goal is to pursue excellence in four principal areas: 

- Methodological research in biostatistics and bioinformatics, in particular methods responsive to new quantitative and scientific problems arising from advances in medicine, biology and health care systems

- Collaborative clinical, biological, and translational research

- Education in contemporary statistical theory and applications

- Service to the university and local community.

Graduate Program

Biostatistics PhD Program Website

Biostats Program Flyer


Recruitment Announcement

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

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