Careers in Biostatistics

Students in our graduate program gain advanced knowledge of survival analysis; statistical methods for genetics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and environmental research; longitudinal data analysis; analysis of biological shapes and trajectories; generalized linear models, estimating equations, model selection and bioassay; and design for biological and medical studies. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in providing stochastic models and methods, algorithms and graphical tools for the analysis of data for a variety of life-sciences fields. On this page, you will find examples of companies our alumni have worked at, PhD programs our master's students have gone to, and job titles our alumni have.

Alumni Employers

University faculty & researcher positions
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • National Chengchi University
  • San Jose State University
  • UC Davis, Department of Public Health
  • UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Biotechnology Companies
  • Abbot Vascular
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • CureSearch
  • Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical
  • Genentech
  • Immune Tolerance Network
  • Incyte
  • InVentiv Clinical Solutions
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson
  • Medtronic
  • Novartis Oncology
  • Parexel
  • Roche Molecular Systems
  • Specific Technologies
  • TAP Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Veracyte
Financial Institutions
  • JP Morgan and Chase
Tech Companies
  • Ancestry
  • Anki
  • Intuit
  • Lenovo
  • Quora
  • Tagged, Inc.
Governmental Institutions
  • Department of Public Health
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • National center for Atmospheric Research
Insurance Companies
  • Allstate
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • TriNet Insurance
  • United Health Group
  • Circle of Bees, Inc.
  • Hospital Quality Institute
  • Sustainable Silicon Valley
PhD Programs
  • UC Davis, Biostatistics
  • UC Davis, Epidemiology
  • Michigan State University, Biostatistics
  • Ohio State University, Interdisciplinary Biostatistics