About Us

The Department

The Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics (DBBB) is an academic department within Georgetown University Medical Center. It engages in extensive collaboration research with the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), provides graduate programs in Biostatistics (PhD and MS) and teaches experimental design and biostatistics courses to Georgetown Medical students and biomedical graduate students. The department currently has over 20 faculty members.

The Department maintains an active research program both in the development of new biostatistical methodology and in the collaboration on important research projects in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other biomedical research areas. Moreover, 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. The department is responsible for the design and statistical analysis of cancer clinical trials and protocol review and monitoring at Lombardi and the MedStar-Georgetown cancer network.

Furthermore, the faculty have authored over 200 statistics and bioinformatics publications, and have co-authored more than 200 publications in various biomedical research areas. Our collaborative research drives statistical methodological research and our innovative statistical methods benefit the scientific investigations.

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.