What is biostatistics?
Biostatistics is a field that applies statistical theory and methods to solving problems in biological and health sciences.
Typical research questions a biostatistician may help answer are:
- What mathematical models can describe transmission and infection probabilities of AIDS?
- What are the risk factors associated with breast cancer?
- What preventive steps can people take to reduce the risk of heart disease?
- How many IV drug users have contracted AIDS in Georgia?
Biostatisticians devote much of their efforts toward collaborative research and consulting, methodological research, and education.