About the Department

Biostatistics aims to contribute to health sciences, through creating and practicing effective statistical methods to solve important statistical problems from a wide spectrum of biomedical researches.

The Department of Biostatistics at the Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine is carrying out many methodological researches in biostatistics, including design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, disease clustering in spatial epidemiology, analysis of survival and longitudinal data, meta-analysis, analysis of genomic data, development and validation of molecular biomarkers, and new framework and methodology for clinical trials toward personalized or predictive medicine.

The Department also develops an original graduate program with the essence of statistical theory/methodology and biostatistical methods to meet the demand for well-trained biostatisticians.

The faculty members are also engaged in many medical research projects and continuously bridging biostatistical design and analysis to a wide variety of statistical problems encountered in these projects. This also enables them to provide graduate students with the good practice of biostatistics.

As such, the Department provides a good balance of research and practice of biostatistics. Our graduates are expected to have leadership careers as researchers and practitioners in academic biostatistics departments or data centers, government, and industry.

Biostatisticians at Nagoya University

  • Shigeyuki Matsui (Professor)
  • Kunihiko Takahashi (Associate Professor)
  • Jo Nishino (Designated Research Associate of JST-CREST)
  • Kota Matsui (Designated Research Associate of JST-CREST)