Feb 25, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Biostatistics and Biometry


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Faculty:

Fan, Juanjuan, Professor of Statistics (B.S., Fudan University, China; M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington)

Levine, Richard A., Professor of Statistics (B.S., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University)

Lin, Chii-Dean, Professor of Statistics (B.A., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan; M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Texas A&M University)

Alcaraz, John E., Associate Professor of Public Health (B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego)

Bailey, Barbara Ann, Associate Professor of Statistics (B.S., Springfield College in Illinois; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., North Carolina State University)

Chen, Jianwei, Associate Professor of Statistics (B.S., National Huaqiao University, China; M.S., Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Liu, Xialu, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems (B.S., Zhejiang University, China; M.A., Peking University, China; Ph.D., Rutgers University)

Yang, Mingan, Associate Professor of Public Health (B.S., Fudan University, China; Ph.D., University of New Mexico)

Hasenstab, Kyle, Assistant Professor of Statistics (B.S., University of California, Irvine, M.S., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Scharf, Henry, Assistant Professor of Statistics (B.S., M.Ed., University of Arizona; Ph.D. Colorado State University)

Wang, Xin, Assistant Professor of Statistics (B.S., M. S., Renmin University, China, Ph.D. Iowa State University)

Graduate Information

General Information

San Diego State University provides preparation for biostatistically oriented careers by offering biostatistics related coursework, research opportunities and biostatistical consulting experience within regular degree programs in the Departments of Biology, Mathematics and Statistics, and the School of Public Health. A Master of Science degree in statistics with concentration in biostatistics may be earned in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics; and a Master of Public Health degree with concentration in biometry may be earned in the School of Public Health. Degrees in general biostatistics or biometry are not offered by the university. However, a Master of Science degree in biostatistics or biometry may be earned in Interdisciplinary Studies (see the appropriate section in this bulletin).

Specific courses in biostatistics and biometry (listed below) are offered with the cooperation of faculty from the participating departments. Biostatistics and biometry courses that specialize in applications to biology are offered in the Department of Biology; similarly, courses that specialize in applications to public health are offered in the School of Public Health. Courses that cover a variety of areas of application (including biology and public health) are offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. In addition to these applied courses, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers some courses in statistics and biostatistics that are more mathematically oriented.

Courses Acceptable for Biostatistics and Biometry

Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 605  (3)

Public Health (P H)
(Adviser: Mingan Yang, Ph.D., 619-594-3454)

P H 602  (3)
P H 627  (3)
P H 628  (3)

Statistics (STAT)

STAT 520   (3)
STAT 550  (3)
STAT 551A  (3)
STAT 551B  (3)
STAT 560  (3)
STAT 580  (3)
STAT 670A  (3)
STAT 670B  (3)
STAT 672  (3)
STAT 676  (3)
STAT 677  (3)
STAT 678  (3)
STAT 680A  (3)
STAT 680B  (3)

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