What is Biostatistics?
(formally stats for health)
Effective healthcare research teams need members who have strong quantitative and data-based decision making skills. Drawing from University of Waterloo’s strengths in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, health studies, gerontology, and economics, Biostatistics focuses on research in the areas of clinical, public, and population health. The only program of its kind in Canada, Biostatistics uniquely positions its graduates for successful careers in the quantitative sector of the health care industry.
Co-op students at work
- Cancer genome data analyst, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Toronto
- Research assistant, Development Research Centre of the State Council, Beijing
- Medical research assistant, London Health Sciences Centre, London
Graduates at work
- Bioinformatician, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
- Biostatistician, Alberta Health Services, Calgary
- Biostatistician, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston
- Biostatistician, Everest Clinical Research Services Inc., Thornhill
- Senior biostatistician, Health and Wellness Alberta, Edmonton
- Senior research officer, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa
- Senior biostatistician, Kendle International Inc., Cincinnati
- Senior biostatistician, Teikoku Pharma U.S.A., San Jose
- Senior policy developer, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Toronto
For more information
Contact Riley Metzger for more information.