Biostatistics professor and students

welcome to the Department of : Biostatistics

Our faculty and researchers aim to develop and implement biostatistical methodology in collaborative research, especially with colleagues and research units across WVU. Our faculty play an important role in teaching and mentoring students, both within our department and those in other departments as members of graduate committees.


Biostatistics is the science of developing and applying statistical methods needed to tackle research problems in a variety of fields – especially public health and medicine. Once primarily focused on data analysis, the study of biostatistics has seen tremendous growth with the increasing importance of computational methods to facilitate data acquisition, modeling and prediction.

Recent News

Biostatistics Seminar Series welcomes data scientist Akbar Esfahani - Feb. 27

The Biostatistics Monthly Seminar Series invites students, faculty and staff to “Nuts and Bolts of being a Data Scientist,” a presentation by Akbar Esfahani, senior data scientist with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, PA. Esfahani will visit the WVU campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m.