Department News


Seminar on March 26 with Dr. Daniel Heitjan


Professor Anthony Almudevar honored at University celebration of authorship


PhD student Tian Chen awarded William Jackson Hall Graduate Student Fellowship


University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling to host summer school and symposium



Welcome to the home page of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, located in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester! Our department has a long record of excellence in methodologic and collaborative research and in the education of professionals in and users of statistics. The Department currently has 29 faculty in the tenure- and research tracks with research interests spanning traditional biostatistics, stochastic modeling, bioinformatics and computational biology.

Methodologic interests of the faculty include survival analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric inference, sequential trial design, order-restricted inference, linear models, longitudinal data analysis, smoothing techniques, stochastic modeling of complex cell systems, statistical profiling, analysis of micro-array data, Bayesian analysis, measurement error models, and ROC curve analysis.

The Department offers masters and doctoral degrees and has an active postdoctoral program supported by research and training grants. We have strong collaborative relationships with Anesthesiology, Biomedical Genetics, the Cancer Center, Cardiology, Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health Sciences and many other departments, centers and units throughout the School. We are also an important contributor to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the University of Rochester.

The Department operates a consulting service staffed by faculty, research associates and assistants, programmers and graduate students that can provide assistance on topics ranging from advice on study design and analysis to complete data management.


Robert Strawderman, ScD
Department Chair