The objective of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics is to improve human health and enhance the understanding of human disease through excellence in the field. This includes developing, maintaining and promoting state-of-the-art analytical and informatics methods and expertise. The goal is to provide high collaboration and research services for investigators involved in basic science, translational and clinical research.

In addition to general consulting on more than 2,000 ongoing investigations, this group provides core statistical support for a number of major projects such as the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCaTS), the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and other program projects such as the Mayo Stroke Center. As a consequence, more than half of the doctoral staff are extramurally supported.