​The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) at UC San Diego (UCSD) offers a doctoral degree in Biostatistics. Beginning in Fall 2016, this new UCSD graduate program is an interdepartmental program housed within the Department of FMPH, in the School of Medicine. 

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What we do at UCSD Biostatistics


Wednesday, March 20, 2018

Admitted Student Day

UCSD Biostatistics Division welcomes students admitted to the PhD program for Fall of 2018 as they visit and learn more about our Program!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 2-5pm

Public Health Research Day

Biostatistics PhD Students will be presenting posters at the Institute of Public Health’s  Annual Public Health Research Day.  More information can be found here.

As a reminder, admissions will be accepted September 5, 2017-January 8, 2018, We expect to provide a stipend and tuition to selected students for the duration of their studies.

About the Program

​The PhD in Biostatistics program incorporates core faculty from FMPH’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Statistics group within the Department of Mathematics, and faculty from computer sciences within the Jacobs School of Engineering. A terminal en route Master’s degree will be offered to qualifying students who fail to complete the PhD.

Please see our Program Flyer for more information.

Please visit the Biostatistics Division for more information about our faculty.


Melody Bazyar
Program Coordinator 858-246-2595
​Dr. Loki Natarajan​Program Director