Faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics have diverse interests and conduct cutting-edge research in a range of areas, including:

  • Applied Bayesian data analysis
  • Area-level determinants of health
  • Behavioral and chronic disease epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention and control
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Community-engaged research
  • Dementia and cognitive decline
  • Environmental and occupational exposures
  • Global health
  • High-dimensional neuroimaging data
  • Infectious diseases
  • Latent variable modeling
  • Measurement error
  • Mediation
  • Psychometrics
  • Semiparametric regression
  • Statistical methods for incomplete data analysis
  • Water-related diseases

The department maintains affiliations and partnerships with: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia Department of Health, Philadelphia Water Department, The School District of Philadelphia, Public Health Management Corporation, and Temple Health. In addition, our students and faculty collaborate with researchers in the Departments of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Nursing; the School of Social Work; the Center for Obesity Research and Education; Lewis Katz School of Medicine; and the Kornberg School of Dentistry, among others.

Biostatistics research

Biostatistics Core

The Biostatistics Core offers comprehensive statistical consultation and computational services to faculty, staff and students in the College of Public Health and throughout Temple University as well as faculty and researchers in other institutions, agencies and companies.

Incomplete Data Methods Lab

The Incomplete Data Methods Lab is centered around missing data issues in cases with complex data structures as well as pragmatic missing data solutions that can address a number of practical and computational issues.

Psychometrics Lab

The Psychometrics Lab provides biostatistical support for pre- and post-doctoral training applications and external grant applications.

Weinstein Lab

Research in the Weinstein Lab advances statistical methods in brain health research, aiming to improve studies of brain health across the lifespan.

Environmental health research

Human Exposure Assessment Lab (HEAL)

The Human Exposure Assessment Lab seeks to develop and implement evidence-based interventions to reduce the population's exposure to chemical and non-chemical stressors.

Kidney Cancer Prevention Research Program

The Kidney Cancer Prevention Research Program in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is dedicated to impactful research that is translatable to the primary and secondary prevention of cancer.

Water, Health and Applied Microbiology (WHAM) Lab

The Water, Health and Applied Microbiology Laboratory primarily focuses on microbiological contamination of water supplies and the subsequent impacts on public health.

Epidemiology research

Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program

The Behavioral and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is focused on examining the behavioral and biological determinants of cancer in the general and underserved populations.

Kulick Lab

The Kulick Lab focuses on the identification and study of novel risk factors for brain aging in the population, primarily in underserved and minority communities.

Wiens Lab (infectious diseases)

The Wiens Lab utilizes seroepidemiology, spatial analysis and disease modeling to better understand infectious disease burden.