The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics is home to internationally-recognized faculty engaged in both collaborative and methodological research who have flourished in the university's deep culture of collaborative interdisciplinary science. Faculty areas of expertise include biostatistics applied to pre-clinical, clinical and population health research; biomedical and clinical informatics; and statistical genetics and genomics.
As part of its scholarly missions, the Department serves as a resource for investigators in the basic, clinical, and population health sciences, including genetics and genomics. Department faculty and staff collaborate in the design, conduct, and analyses of laboratory, clinical, epidemiologic, health services, and genetic studies with scientists and clinicians from departments and centers across the UW campus and the state. These include the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the UW Carbone Cancer Center, and the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.
The Department maintains strong ties to the world-class Departments of Statistics and of Computer Science at UW-Madison, through which most graduate students are trained. Many of our faculty members have joint or affiliate appointments with these Departments, as well as with Departments or Schools of Population Health Sciences, Business, Educational Sciences, and Animal and Life Sciences.
The Department currently employs over 65 individuals, including faculty, administration, MS-level biostatisticians, programmers, computer technicians and data managers.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a world-class academic institution with an international reputation for basic, applied and interdisciplinary research. UW-Madison is a large single campus of over 40,000 students with major schools of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Business, and Engineering. This campus provides an exceedingly rich environment for both undergraduate and graduate training, as well as for the practice of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. The univerisy has recently surpassed the $1 billion mark in annual research expenditures and ranks third in the nation in science and engineering expenditures.