The Public Health Program's Biostatistics Track provides MPH students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to succeed in careers in federal, state, and local government; hospitals and healthcare systems; and nonprofit or non-governmental organizations.
The mission of the MPH: Biostatistics track at the University of Texas Medical Branch is to train our students to be leaders in contributing to the protection and promotion of health in human populations. This is done by: 1) preparing students to practice skillful and evidence-based preventive medicine and public health; 2) developing students’ skills in analyzing relevant public health data, and in interpreting published statistical analyses of these data; 3) providing interdisciplinary expertise in the service of academic, professional, and community-based public health organizations.
Biostatistical tools are widely applied in the practice of Public Health; they are used, for example, in quantifying the effects of interventions, conducting analyses of both primary and secondary data, translating and communicating results of analyses to broad audiences, and designing valid statistical hypotheses and study designs.
Graduates of the MPH: Biostatistics program will have a skill set attractive to local, state and federal government agencies, non-profits organizations, academic research, and the pharmaceutical industry.