Our Educational Programs

As part of the VCU School of Medicine, we offer these degrees:

Our graduates are in high demand for careers and leadership positions in academia, government and the private sector. We’re committed to diversifying the racial and ethnic composition of people who become biostatisticians.

Our Faculty

Nearly 20 faculty members serve the department full time, actively mentoring our graduate students and continually reviewing our curriculum to ensure students are well prepared for their professional careers.

Our faculty are nationally recognized for their work in the areas of clinical trials, pharmacology, toxicology and genomic biostatistics. Several faculty members hold joint appointments in other departments.

Our Research

Our faculty researchers belong to multidisciplinary teams in federally funded projects across VCU. Partners include:

  • Massey Cancer Center
  • Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • VCU schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and the College of Health Professions
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Our Location

We’re centrally located in the capital city of Richmond, Virginia, a top-ranked destination for everything from food to the arts.

Our students enjoy affordable housing and Richmond’s proximity to the mountains, beaches and Washington, D.C. We’re just 10 minutes from Richmond’s international airport.


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From the Chair - Shumei S. Sun, Ph.D.

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From the Chair - Shumei S. Sun, Ph.D.

Our department is committed to excellence in providing a graduate training program, conducting multidisciplinary collaborative biomedical research and developing new statistical methods.  I invite you to explore our website to learn more.

Job Openings

Want to join our team? Visit the university's hiring site to view open faculty or staff positions.