Amstat News Profiles Data Science Program

Rafael Irizarry recently answered questions for the June edition of Amstat News profiling universities’ new master’s programs in data science and analytics. In describing the motivation for the Department’s new SM in Health Data Science, program director Dr. Irizarry said, “the main gap we aim to address relates to bringing the subject matter question to the forefront and treating the statistical techniques and computing as tools that help answer the question. Through answering these questions, students learn to connect subject matter to statistical frameworks. The program is designed to be an essential bridge between developing a solid understanding of statistical issues and building the computing and programming skills to implement best practices in applied health science research.”

See page 23 of the June 2017 issue of Amstat News for more of the interview