Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Biostatistics is the application of statistical techniques to scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, biology, and public health, and the development of novel methodologies that could improve the application. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the field of biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving health and reducing illness.
Epidemiology is concerned with the distribution, causation, and control of disease across time and space in human populations.
The Mission of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is:
- To provide quality statistical support in terms of design and analysis of research studies developed by the clinical and laboratory investigators;
- To train medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research staff in the use of statistical methods and software;
- To develop innovative statistical research guided by and benefiting clinical and laboratory based research projects; and
- To develop epidemiologic studies in the fields of hypertension, women's health, perioperative outcomes, and anesthesia.
The division was formed in October 2004, under the Medical College’s Strategic Plan for further development and retention of research scholars by providing an improved environment, education, and support for research.
Weill Cornell Medical College - Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
402 East 67th Street, Box 74
New York, NY 10065
- Division Office
- (646) 962-8020
Selected Recent Publications
- PLoS Medicine • 2015 • Laith Abu-Raddad
Role of Acute HIV Infection in Driving HIV Transmission: Implications for HIV Treatment as Prevention
- Hepatology • 2015 • Laith Abu-Raddad et al
Estimation of hepatitis C virus infections resulting from vertical transmission in Egypt
- Qatar Medical Journal • 2014 • Paul Christos, Laith Abu-Raddad, Alvin Mushlin et al
Prevention of type II diabetes mellitus in Qatar:
Who is at risk?
- Stroke • 2014 • Alvin Mushlin, Ankur Pandya, Ashley Giambrone, et al
Plaque Echolucency and Stroke Risk in Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- East Mediterr Health J • 2014 • Linda Gerber, Ravinder Mamtani, Abdulbari Bener, Madhuvanti Murphy, et al
Use of complementary and alternative medicine among midlife Arab women living in Qatar
- Hepatology • 2014 • Diego Cuadros, Laith Abu-Raddad, et al
Spatial epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Egypt: Analyses and implications
- Ann Intern Med • 2014 • Andrew Vickers, Alvin Mushlin, et al
A Simple Schema for Informed Decision Making About Prostate Cancer Screening
- Climateric • 2014 • Linda Gerber et al
Bone Mineral Density in Midlife Women: The Study of Women's Health in Qatar
- PLoS Medicine • 2014 • Laith Abu-Raddad et al
HIV among People Who Inject Drugs in the Middle East and North Africa: Systematic Review and Data Synthesis
- J Clin Hypertens • 2014 • Linda Gerber, Samuel Mann
Development of a Model to Estimate 24-hour Urinary Creatinine Excretion
- J Neurosurg • 2013 • Linda Gerber et al
Marked Reduction in Mortalit in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury