The mission of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics at Mayo Clinic is to provide high-value analytical collaborations and research services to Mayo investigators with the overall goal of improving human health. The division contributes to research in areas including:

  • Basic science research
  • Clinical trials
  • Population health
  • Translational science

Members of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics are active in various initiatives surrounding data acquisition, data management, analyses and interpretation. Real-world challenges motivate faculty members and staff experts to develop, maintain and promote state-of-the-art analytical methods and expertise.

The division's work has led to prominent methodological research in survival analysis, clinical trial design, genomics studies and natural language processing. On an annual basis, the division's statisticians and informatics experts carry out more than 3,000 ongoing projects — many funded by research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — and co-author more than 1,000 peer-reviewed publications.

The Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics is part of the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic. The division has approximately 300 members with doctoral level, master's level or bachelor's level expertise. It has representation at all Mayo Clinic campuses and is growing to meet Mayo's research needs.