DEB provides statistical support for bioinformatics and applied epidemiology, and offers computational biology and informatics expertise, including database design and application development.

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Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) in the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center was established on June 1, 2006 from the transition of the former Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CEB).

The mission of the DEB is to develop and enhance population-based, clinical and translational research in clinical and community settings, to develop epidemiologic, biostatistical, and medical informatics resources, and to promote the educational mission of the School of Medicine by teaching epidemiology, biostatistics and critical appraisal of the medical literature to students, house-staff, and faculty.

The DEB plays an integral role in the UT Health Science Center's research and educational missions by enhancing the programs to prevent disease, to promote health, to deliver quality health care, and to inform health policy decisions. Our research programs are focused at multiple levels, including translational scientific discovery, clinical- and population-based investigation, the application of epidemiological and biostatistical principles to clinical problem solving, formulation of health policy, and application to health services organizational management, as well as the development of epidemiological and biostatistical research methods.