About Us

The Department

The Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics is an academic department within Georgetown University Medical Center. It engages in extensive collaboration research with the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), provides a Masters of Science program in biostatistics and teaches service courses to Georgetown Medical students and biomedical graduate students. The department houses the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource of the NCI designated LCCC and also serves the whole Georgetown community offering consultation and collaboration to LCCC and university research investigators with expertise in the biostatistical, bioinformatical and biomathematical aspects of clinical, basic science, and population science research projects. Faculty of the department also conduct their own research in biostatistical methodologies making contributions to both biostatistics, bioinformatics, and the prevention and treatment of diseases. Their independent and collaborative research is funded on a variety of grants with organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and Children’s National Medical Center.

Graduate Programs in Biostatistics

We offer two graduate degrees: Masters & Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Our graduate programs bring together faculty from the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics and from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) Basic Science and Clinical Departments, many of whom are members of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). The LCCC is one of only approximately forty NIH-designated comprehensive cancer centers, combining excellence in basic and clinical cancer research, as well as research in cancer prevention and control. GUMC Basic Science Departments and the LCCC provide an excellent environment for students for emerging theoretical research and the application of their quantitative skills.

The discipline of biostatistics emphasizes concepts underlying the scientific method, as well as applications in biomedical data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Applicants to our programs should have a strong aptitude for quantitative thinking and interest in biomedical and public-health applications. Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty and to attend seminars concerning current problems and issues in empirical research.

Learn more about our graduate programs and career possibilities in Biostatistics.


Department Organization and Contacts

Georgetown University Medical Center 
4000 Reservoir Rd., NW 
Building D, Suite 180 
Washington, DC 20057 -1484

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Department Chair 
Ming T. Tan, Ph.D.
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(202) 687-2511

Director of Graduate Studies 
Valeriy Korostyshevskiy, Ph.D. 
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(202) 687-6120

Assistant Director of Administration and Graduate Studies
Minnie An, M.S.
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(202) 687-4114