The Role of Biostatistics in Public Health

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Informatics and Big Data".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 191

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy
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Guest Editor
Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, USA
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; biostatistics; population health; geriatrics; supplements; exercise physiology
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Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Interests: epidemiology; nutrition; biostatistics; population health; cardiovascular health; cancer research
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, FL, USA
Interests: epidemiology; environmental science; genetics; diabetes; human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) research; cardiology; oncology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Biostatistics is an indispensable field within public health that utilizes statistical methods to investigate and understand health-related phenomena. Biostatistics in public health aims to provide quantitative tools and methods for studying and improving population health. It involves applying statistical techniques to collect, analyze, and interpret health-related data to derive meaningful conclusions and guide evidence-based decision making. Biostatistics plays a vital role in several domains of public health, including disease surveillance, epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, environmental health, and policy evaluation. Its scope of application ranges from analyzing disease patterns and identifying risk factors to evaluating the effectiveness of interventions and assessing healthcare outcomes. Biostatistics enables public health professionals to quantify health disparities, monitor population health indicators, assess the impact of public health programs, and inform policy development. By utilizing biostatistical methods, public health practitioners can effectively address public health challenges, allocate resources efficiently, and promote the well-being of communities. We aim to understand the recent developments in biostatics and how they could be relevantly utilized for improvements in public health interventions, initiatives, and policy changes. We cordially invite insightful publications on the topic.

Dr. Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy
Dr. Mayur Doke
Dr. Muni Rubens
Guest Editors

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  • public health
  • biostatistics
  • population health
  • environmental health
  • social determinants of health
  • advanced statistical modeling

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