Biostatistics faculty members collaborate with colleagues in disciplines as diverse as law, oceanography, education, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry, reproductive health, and, of course, public health. Focusing on medical and public health research across the University, our collaborators include local, national and international colleagues and projects urban, rural, and global. We consult on study design and analysis, explore new methods, and develop statistical models to address public health questions throughout the life-span from the role of placental structure on birth outcomes to risk factors for depression and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.

Collaborations on randomized clinical trials and observational studies span the spectrum of public health concerns ranging from developmental to degenerative disorders, infectious to chronic diseases, and the influence of genetics, behavior, health disparities, and interventions on epilepsy, cancer, heart disease and HIV. Technological advances require new methods, study designs, data structures, and analyses which we are uniquely prepared to provide.

The list below gives a few of the major projects at the Columbia University Medical Center on which Department of Biostatistics faculty are currently serving as statistical collaborators.