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The Department of Population Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University was established in 2017 to strengthen the public medical school’s impact on the health of Georgia.

The broader mission of the department is to understand, preserve and improve the health human populations through research, training and community engagement, especially focusing on the health of Georgians. It will enable scientists and educators to pursue and share a more comprehensive perspective on who are getting sick, what they have and why, and which targeted interventions and treatments are most effective for them.

We welcome you to register and attend the 3rd annual data science workshop. Click here for more information.

We are currently accepting applications for the Master of Science (MS) program in data science, MS in Biostatistics, MS in Epidemiology, MS in CTS and Ph.D. program in Biostatistics for Fall 2023 enrollment. For the current admissions cycle, the GRE score is optional. The application deadline is February 1st. Please click here to apply.

The application deadline to receive consideration for full funding for the Ph.D. biostatistics program is also February 1st.


The biostatistics doctoral program is pleased to announce its participation in the Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program. The Summer STAR program is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, nursing, or biostatistics at Augusta University. Biostatisticians play a critical role in new research discoveries by developing methods for study designs and data analysis to advance scientific knowledge in biomedical, clinical and public health fields. To find out how to become a Summer STAR student in biostatistics, click the link below:

The STAR program 2023

Population Health Sciences News

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Cost of cancer treatment can impact health of survivors

The high cost of oncology care in the United States and its adverse effects on cancer survivors is of increasing concern.

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Noninvasive technique collects sufficient tear fluid to look for biomarkers of health and disease

One day a tear fluid workup could be as routine as bloodwork during a physical exam as well as in diagnosing a myriad of conditions, from dry eye disease to Alzheimer’s.

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Housing insecurity high among cancer survivors

High housing costs, frequent moves and homelessness are higher among cancer survivors and can negatively affect their long-term care, according to a new study by the Medical College of Georgia.

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Data science workshop focuses on biomedical, cyber and other fields

The goal of the workshop is to educate and empower graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early-career researchers and faculty members with emerging statistical methods to address the complex data arising from various fields, including from biomedical and cyber sciences.


Statistical Consulting Center


Assistance in design of clinical trials, experimental design, power and sample size estimation, randomization, data management, modeling, data analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation.

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