Biostatistics is the science of applying statistical discipline to the complex problems presented in all areas of biology and medicine.
The mission of our department is to provide leadership and foster research, education and public service leading to improvements in environmental health, agricultural health, and occupational health and safety.
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution, causes and prevention of disease and injury in human populations--it’s often called the basic science of public health. Epidemiologists use an array of quantitative tools to measure the occurrence of illness, injury and risk factors, estimate the effect of exposures on disease risk, and evaluate interventions.
The Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health envisions itself as a center of excellence and innovation dedicated to health promotion and disease prevention in Nebraska, nationally and internationally. Integrating education, research, and public health service, the Department aims to enable populations and communities to achieve optimal health – a balance of physical, mental, and social health – through social and behavioral change and the creation of environments that are conducive to healthy lifestyles.
As our mission states, we work to influence public policies to improve the health of Nebraskans and people everywhere. We achieve our mission through leadership at the state and national levels in our education, services, and research.