We turn data into actionable clinical knowledge

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Biostatistics includes over 50 faculty and staff who are deeply embedded in collaborative statistical methods and applied biomedical research. We work in diverse domains across over 25 Divisions and Departments at MGH and beyond. Our mission is to engage in impactful trans-disciplinary collaborations involving quantitative methods in public health and biomedicine.  

News & Events

Dr. Andrea Foulkes to Receive 2022 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award

Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD, director of Biostatistics at MGH, will be the recipient of the 2022 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. This award recognizes Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.

Mass General Brigham investigators approved for large studies on reversing acute suicidal depressed state, bipolar depression

A research team at MGH, led by Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, director of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, and Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD, director of Biostatistics, has been approved for nearly $25 million in funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to compare the effectiveness of four treatments for bipolar depression.

Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series on Wed Jul 27: Opportunities and Challenges in Using Digital Biomarkers as Trial Outcomes and Enrichment (Hiroko Dodge, PhD)

Please join us for the next installment of the MGH Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series, a new seminar series designed to introduce researchers to intermediate topics that are highly relevant to

Inaugural MGH Biostatistics Student Research Symposium

This semester, we were very lucky to have the following students from the biostatistics department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health join us in several different collaborative and

Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series on Thu May 19: The essential role of early phase clinical trials in oncology (Alexia Iasonos, PhD)

Please join us for the next installment of the MGH Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series, a new seminar series designed to introduce researchers to intermediate topics that are highly relevant to

Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series on Apr. 15: Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer through Statistical Modeling of Longitudinal Biomarkers (Steven J. Skates, PhD)

Please join us for the next installment of the MGH Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series, a new seminar series designed to introduce researchers to intermediate topics that are highly relevant to

Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series on Mar. 18: Interval-Censored Failure Time Data (Kaitlyn Cook, PhD)

Please join us for the next installment of the MGH Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series, a new seminar series designed to introduce researchers to intermediate topics that are highly relevant to

Harvard Catalyst Journal Club on Mar. 2: Missing Data Challenges in EHR-Based Studies of COVID & Long COVID (Tanayott Thaweethai, PhD)

Tanayott Thaweethai, PhD will lead a journal club with Harvard Catalyst on Wed 3/2 from 1-2pm. Title: Missing Data Challenges in Electronic Health Records-Based Studies of COVID and Long COVID

Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series on Feb. 18: Neural Networks (Zoe Guan, PhD)

Please join us for the next installment of the MGH Biostatistics Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series, a new seminar series designed to introduce researchers to intermediate topics that are highly relevant

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Course Announcement: Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research (Brian Healy, PhD)

Brian Healy, PhD will be teaching the course “Basic Biostatistics for Clinical Research” between Friday January 7 and Friday February 4, 2022. The course is sponsored by the MGH Division