Professor Schmid President Elect of SRSM

Biostatistics Professor Christopher Schmid has been named President-Elect for the Society for Research Synthesis Methods (SRSM) for 2018.  He will become President of SRSM in 2019.  In addition to his faculty position with the Department of Biostatistics, Schmid is the Co-Director of Brown’s Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and directs the Clinical Study Design, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Biostatistics Welcomes New Hires

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to welcome our newest faculty, Assistant Professor Lorin Crawford and Assistant Professor Jon Steingrimsson and our Biostatistics/Data Science Post-Doctoral Fellow, Alice Paul.

Adam Sullivan - 2017 Teaching with Technology Award

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and our Master's Graduate Program Director, Adam Sullivan, was the recipient of the University's 2017 Teaching with Technology "Showcase Course Award" which was presented by Maud Mandel, Dean of the College, in May. With a record-breaking 20 nominations, Sullivan was recognized for three (3) Biostatistics courses he made available online; PHP2511: Applied Regression Analysis, PHP2515: Fundamentals of Probability and Inference, and PHP2560: Statistical Programming in R.

Celebrating our 2017 Graduates

The Department of Biostatistics celebrated its 2017 graduates with family, friends, faculty and staff on Saturday, 27 May 2017, during our annual Biostatistics Commencement Reception.  Also recognized were our 2017 Department award winners and the Department’s inaugural chair, Dr. Constantine Gatsonis.

The Department's 2017 graduating class included:

Brown Biostatistics Prominent at 2017 ENAR Spring Meeting

Brown's Department of Biostatistics was pominently represented at this year's ENAR Spring meeting through eleven (11) presentations made by Department students, alumni and faculty.  The meeting took place in Washington, DC.

Two Student Paper Awards

The Department is pleased to acknowledge two of our doctoral students, Yizhen Xu and Yi Zhao, who have been recognized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) during the ASA's 2017 student paper competition.

Dr. Gatsonis on Health Screening

Dr. Constantine Gatsonis, PhD, Chair of Brown's Department of Biostatistics and Director of the Center for Statistical Sciences has been at the helm of a good number of clinical trials, providing these large studies with the statistical analysis on resulting data that has changed the way diagnostic imaging is used to manage patient care and affect outcomes.

Department Leadership Announcement


It is with a great deal of appreciation and gratitude that we acknowledge the 22 years of passion, leadership, and vision of Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics, Dr. Constantine Gatsonis, as he steps down as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics.  While he remains a crucial member of the Department and its faculty as well as the Director of the Center of Statistical Sciences, we must acknowledge him as the forefounder of Biostatistics at Brown University and the pivitol role he played in the establishment of the School of Public Health.

Mun Sang Yue Successful Defense

On Tuesday, 17 January 2017, Mun Sang Yue successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Evaluation of Predictive Accuracy of Tests and Impact of Tests on Patient Outcomes."  Mun Sang's Dissertation Committee, chaired by Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics Constantine Gatsonis, included Christopher Schmid, Professor of Biostatistics and Tao Liu, Associate Professor (Research) of Biostatistics.

Interview with Dr. Constantine Gatsonis

This interview, conducted and published by Biostatistics Professor Christopher Schmid, provides an inside look into the impressive and distinguished career of Brown University's Henry Ledyard Goddard Professor of Biostatistics, Constantine Gatsonis, PhD.  Dr. Gatsonis is the  founding Chair of Brown University's School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics and the founder and Director of the University's Center for Statistical Sciences.