Linde Chen

Linde Chen
ScM in Biostatistics ’19


Undergraduate Institution: Brown University

Why did you choose the Brown University School of Public Health?
I was most drawn to Brown School of Public Health’s interdisciplinary approach to academics and research. Coming from a non-public health background, I felt Brown SPH would encourage me to apply skills from my undergraduate degree to my current studies.

What made Brown's program different from other programs you considered?
Brown Biostatistics is unique because it exposes students to both theoretical and applied aspects of biostatistics. Other programs typically focus on one or the other.

What did you enjoy most about your program?
The collegiate and close-knit student community was one of the best features of our program. I often liked to work on projects and discuss ideas together with my classmates.

What was your academic area of interest and why?
I was interested in biostatistics’s application to the healthcare industry. Results driven by statistical analysis can help hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and health insurance firms make the right decisions more efficiently.

What did you enjoy most about Providence?
Providence has many hidden jewels. Where modern buildings blend harmoniously with Gothic architecture and historic landmarks, the city continually drew me in with its stories, never ceasing to quietly surprise me with new discoveries.

What advice would you give to prospective applicants?
Start the application process early and take initiative to connect with your department!

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