Graduate Group in Epidemiology & Biostatistics


Welcome to GGEB

The Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (GGEB) is responsible for developing and administering the PhD degree programs in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as the MS program in biostatistics. The PhD programs train individuals to be rigorous and independent academic investigators, able to develop, apply and extend biostatistical and epidemiological methodology to address questions in biomedical research. The objective of the MS program in biostatistics is to train individuals in the basic theory and applications of statistical methods, especially as applied to problems in the health sciences.

The GGEB is a member of the Biomedical Graduate Studies Program (BGS) in the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. It is comprised of faculty from across the university with interests in biostatistics and epidemiology. The Graduate Group is closely affiliated with the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (DBE) and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB).

The Office of Biomedical Graduate Studies provides oversight and coordination for the GGEB and six other graduate groups offering PhD degrees in the biomedical sciences.


Nandita Mitra, PhD

Chair, Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor or Biostatistics