Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine


The division’s 20 faculty biostatisticians and 20 statistical and systems analysts provide expertise in statistical methods, research design and statistical computing necessary for independent and collaborative health science related research. Their work benefits Feinberg School of Medicine and the university as a whole as well as the Department of Preventive Medicine.

Faculty statistical interests cover a range of areas including bioinformatics, computational biology, clinical trials, survival analysis, causal inference, semi-parametric models, diagnostic testing, and Bayesian methods.  They maintain independent research in statistical methodology and undertake collaborative effort on funded grants, as well as statistical consultation and teaching.

The division houses the Qualitative Data Sciences Core of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Biostatistics Collaboration Center. The Division also provides leadership for the data and statistics core of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center  and the methodology/data management core of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in Rheumatology.  Division faculty teach in the Master in Public Health program and the Master of Science in Biostatistics Program.

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