The department of Biostatistics started its journey in 2008 as one of the co- departments of BIHS. Since its inception the department has been engaged in teaching biostatistics in all MPhil and MPH courses at basic and advanced level. The emphasis is on application of biostatistics in various dimensions of health and health care services. The department excels in data analysis using statistical package like SPSS and provides assistance /consultancy to students and colleagues. The department provides help to students and colleagues in developing research projects and data analysis and writing of scientific articles and also provides help to other organizations, universities and institutions in running their biostatistics courses. These organizations include, BSMMU, NIPSOM, icddr,b, BMRC and a host of others.
The department is headed by prof. MA Hafez who has long 35 years of experience of teaching biostatistics. He has also experience of working with WHO as its Long term staff member for six years and of working with government Health sectors of Pakistan, Bangladesh and private organizations and universities. His team in BUHS consists of six regular faculty members and a host of distinguished scholars, Professors, Associate professors and distinguished researchers of both home and abroad on honorary/ part time basis.