Back to Course Listings Back to Department of Biostatistics

Department of Biostatistics

2013 - 2014 Course Descriptions

Click on the class title to jump to that description. All descriptions follow below. Courses [bracketed] will not be taught in the current year.


Fall 1
BIO 113: Introduction to Data Management and Programming in SAS BIO 509: Introduction to Statistical Computing Environments
Fall 2
BIO 227: Fundamental Concepts in Gene Mapping BIO 510: Programming I
BIO 521: Introduction to Social and Biological Networks  
Fall
BIO 200: Principles of Biostatistics BIO 201: Introduction to Statistical Methods
BIO 210: The Analysis of Rates and Proportions BIO 211: Regression and Analysis of Variance in Experimental Research
BIO 213: Applied Regression for Clinical Research BIO 222: Basics of Statistical Inference
BIO 230: Probability Theory and Applications I BIO 232: Methods I
BIO 235: Advanced Regression and Statistical Learning BIO 249: Bayesian Methodology in Biostatistics
BIO 250: Probability Theory and Applications II [BIO 513]: Advanced Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
BIO 515: Measurement Error and Misclassification  
WinterSession
BIO 111: Introduction to Programming in SAS BIO 503: Introduction to Programming and Statistical Modeling in R
[BIO 522]: Stochastic Processes with Applications to Biology and Medicine  
Spring 1
BIO 214: Principles of Clinical Trials [BIO 292]: Introductory Genomics & Bioinformatics for Health Research
ID 265: Practice of Quantitative Methods (MPH Program) [BIO 516]: Inferential Methods in Infectious Diseases
Spring 2
BIO 238: Advanced Topics in Clinical Trials [BIO 276]: Sequential Analysis
[BIO 514]: Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms [BIO 518]: Theory and Methods for Causality
[BIO 520]: Concepts of Modern Statistical Genetics BIO 523: Statistical and Quantitative Methods for Pharmaceutical Regulatory Services
Spring
BIO 210: The Analysis of Rates and Proportions BIO 212: Survey Research Methods in Community Health
BIO 223: Applied Survival Analysis BIO 226: Applied Longitudinal Analysis
BIO 231: Statistical Inference I BIO 233: Methods II
BIO 244: Analysis of Failure Time Data BIO 245: Analysis of Multivariate and Longitudinal Data
BIO 251: Statistical Inference II [BIO 274]: Applied Stochastic Processes and Models in Public Health
[BIO 287]: Public Health Surveillance [BIO 291]: Statistical Methods for Causality
BIO 508: Genomic Data Manipulation BIO 512: Introduction to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
BIO 519: Mathematical Modeling of Cancer  
Summer 1
BIO 202: Principles of Biostatistics, Part I BIO 206: Introductory Statistics for Medical Research
BIO 517: Using Next Generation Sequence Analysis for Public Health  
Summer 2
BIO 203: Principles of Biostatistics, Part II BIO 207: Statistics for Medical Research II
[BIO 208]: Statistics for Medical Research, Advanced [BIO 209]: Statistics for Medical Research, Translational
BIO 214: Principles of Clinical Trials BIO 224: Survival Methods in Clinical Research
BIO 234: Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis in Public Health and Medicine BIO 501: Linear and Longitudinal Regression
BIO 507: Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Monitoring and Evaluation  
300 Level Courses
BIO 300: Independent Study/Tutorial BIO 311: Teaching
BIO 312: Consultation BIO 313: Computing
BIO 316: Quantitative Genomics Lab Rotation BIO 350: Research
BIO 400: Non-Resident Research

 


BIO 111. Introduction to Programming in SAS

Wintersession

Dr. T. Fenton

1.25 credits

BIO 113. Introduction to Data Management and Programming in SAS

Fall 1

Dr. X. Liao

2.5 credits

BIO 200. Principles of Biostatistics

Fall

Dr. M. Pagano

5 credits

BIO 201. Introduction to Statistical Methods

Fall

Dr. P. Catalano

5 credits

BIO 202. Principles of Biostatistics, Part I

Summer 1

Dr. M. Testa

2.5 credits

BIO 203. Principles of Biostatistics, Part II

Summer 2

Dr. B. Healy

BIO 206. Introductory Statistics for Medical Research

Summer 1

Dr. E. J. Orav

BIO 207. Statistics for Medical Research II

Summer 2

Dr. G. Reed, Dr. E. J. Orav

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 206 required

[BIO 208]. Statistics for Medical Research, Advanced

Summer 2

Dr. E. J. Orav

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 206 required

[BIO209]. Statistics for Medical Research, Translational

Summer 2

Dr. K. Nelson

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 206 required

BIO 210. The Analysis of Rates and Proportions

Fall

Dr. K. Gauvreau

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 210. The Analysis of Rates and Proportions

Spring

Dr. R. Glynn

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 211. Regression and Analysis of Variance in Experimental Research

Fall

Dr. M. Testa

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 212. Survey Research Methods in Community Health

Spring

Dr. T. Mangione

2.5 credits

BIO 213. Applied Regression for Clinical Research

Fall

Dr. E. J. Orav

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 214. Principles of Clinical Trials

Spring 1

Dr. L.J. Wei

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 214S. Principles of Clinical Trials

Summer 2

Dr. S. Evans / Dr. S. Lee

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 222. Basics of Statistical Inference

Fall

Dr. D. Wypij

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 210, or BIO 211, or BIO 213, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 223. Applied Survival Analysis

Spring

Dr. P. Williams

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 210, or BIO 213 (may be taken concurrently) or BIO 230, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 224. Survival Methods in Clinical Research (CEP)

Summer 2

Dr. R. Davis

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 210, or BIO 211, or BIO 213, or BIO 501, or EPI 236, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 226. Applied Longitudinal Analysis

Spring

Dr. B. Coull

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 210, or BIO 211, or BIO 213, or BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 227. Fundamental Concepts in Gene Mapping

Fall 2

Dr. N. Laird

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 210 (may be taken concurrently), or BIO 211 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

BIO 230. Probability Theory and Applications I

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 230.

Dr. C. Lange

5 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Biostatistics department, or BIO 222, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 231. Statistical Inference I

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 231.

Dr. R. Betensky

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 230, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 232. Methods I

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 232.

Dr. E. Tchetgen Tchetgen

5 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Biostatistics department, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 233. Methods II

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 233.

Dr. S. Haneuse

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 234. Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis in Public Health and Medicine

Summer 2

Dr. M. Stoto

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 235. Advanced Regression and Statistical Learning

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 235.

Dr. R. Gray

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231 and BIO 233, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 238. Advanced Topics in Clinical Trials

Spring 2

Dr. M. Hughes

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 214, and BIO 230, and BIO 231 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

BIO 244. Analysis of Failure Time Data

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 244.

Dr. J. Lok

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231, and BIO 233, and BIO 250, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 245. Analysis of Multivariate and Longitudinal Data

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 245.

Dr. X. Lin

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231 and BIO 235, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 249. Bayesian Methodology in Biostatistics

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 249.

Dr. C. Zigler, Dr. F. Dominici

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231 and BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 250. Probability Theory and Applications II

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 250.

Dr. L. Trippa

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 251. Statistical Inference II

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 251.

Dr. T. Cai

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 250, or permission of instructor required.


Topics in Biostatistics

Offered primarily for students majoring in biostatistics or epidemiology, although qualified students from other departments are welcome. Topics covered vary each year, based on recent developments in biostatistics and the research interests of instructor.

ID 265. Practice of Quantitative Methods (MPH Program)
(Interdepartmental)

Spring 1

Dr. M. Testa, Dr. D. Simonson

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Master of Public Health Quantitative Methods concentration, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 274]. Applied Stochastic Processes and Models in Public Health

Spring

TBA

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 230 and BIO 231, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 276]. Sequential Analysis

Spring 2

Dr. C. Mehta

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 230, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 287]. Public Health Surveillance

Spring

Dr. A. Ozonoff, Dr. M. Pagano

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 291]. Statistical Methods for Causality

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 291.

Dr. A. Rotnitzky

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 292]. Introductory Genomics & Bioinformatics for Health Research

Spring 1

Dr. J. Quackenbush

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209, and EPI 200, or EPI 201, or EPI 500, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 300. Independent Study/Tutorial

Department Members

Time and credit to be arranged.

BIO 311. Teaching

Dr. D. Wypij

BIO 312. Consultation

Dr. D. Neuberg, Dr. D. Wypij

BIO 313. Computing

Dr. D. Wypij

BIO 316. Quantitative Genomics Lab Rotation

Department Members

BIO 325. Masterís Thesis and Collaborative Research Practicum

Department Members

BIO 350. Research

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 350.

Department Members

Time and credit to be arranged.

BIO 400. Non-Resident Research

Department Members

Time and credit to be arranged.

BIO 501. Linear and Longitudinal Regression

Summer 2

Dr. G. Fitzmaurice

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203 (may be taken concurrently), or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

BIO 503. Introduction to Programming and Statistical Modeling in R

Wintersession

Dr. A. Culhane (P), Dr. J. Quackenbush (S)

1.25 credits

BIO 507. Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Monitoring and Evaluation

Summer 2

Dr. B. Hedt (P), Dr. M. Pagano (S)

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203 (may be taken concurrently), or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

BIO 508. Genomic Data Manipulation

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 297.

Dr. C. Huttenhower

5 credits

BIO 509. Introduction to Statistical Computing Environments

Fall 1

Dr. J. Guo

2.5 credits

Corequisite: BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 510. Programming I

Fall 2

Dr. G.C. Yuan

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Biostatistics department, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 512. Introduction to Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Spring

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 298.

Dr. X. Liu

5 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Biostatistics department, or STAT 110 and CS 50, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 513]. Advanced Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Fall

Cross-listed at FAS as BIST 299.

Dr. W. Hide, Dr. G.C. Yuan

5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 512, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 514]. Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms

Spring 2

Dr. C. Lange

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 510, or BIO 511, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 515. Measurement Error and Misclassification

Fall

Dr. D. Spiegelman

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 231 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 516]. Inferential Methods in Infectious Diseases

Spring 1

Drs. L. White, M. Pagano, M. Lipsitch

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 222, and EPI 260 or EPI 501, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 517. Using Next Generation Sequence Analysis for Public Health

Summer 1

Dr. W. Hide

2.5 credits

[BIO 518]. Theory and Methods for Causality

Spring 2

Dr. A. Rotnitzky

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 230 and BIO 231, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 519. Mathematical Modeling of Cancer

Spring

Dr. F. Michor

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 230, or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 520]. Concepts of Modern Statistical Genetics

Spring 2

Dr. C. Lange

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 227 and BIO 232, or permission of instructor required.

BIO 521. Introduction to Social and Biological Networks

Fall 2

Dr. JP Onnela

2.5 credits

Prerequisite: BIO 200, or BIO 201, or BIO 202 and BIO 203, or BIO 206 and one of BIO 207, BIO 208 or BIO 209 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor required.

[BIO 522]. Stochastic Processes with Applications to Biology and Medicine

Wintersession

TBD

1.25 credits

BIO 523. Statistical and Quantitative Methods for Pharmaceutical Regulatory Services

Spring 2

Dr. M. Testa and Dr. R. O'Neill

2.5 credits

Back to the Top

Back to Course Listings
Back to HSPH Biostatistics
Maintained by Biostatistics Webmaster
Last Update: October 17, 2013