March 10-13, 2024

2024 Fostering Diversity Sponsors

The Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Workshop has been held at the annual ENAR Spring Meeting since 1999. This day-long workshop aims to increase the number of quantitatively skilled young scholars from under-represented minority groups enrolling in advanced degree programs in Biostatistics, so as to promote their participation in and contributions to our field. The next workshop is planned for the ENAR 2024 Spring Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

ENAR would like to thank our Fostering Diversity Workshop Sponsors for their continued support.

Coalition Sponsors

Platinum Level

University of Michigan
The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is rated No. 1 in the country among biostatistics programs at public institutions, per U.S. News & World Report. We bring biostatistical design and analysis expertise to a wide spectrum of health-related issues. Our faculty, students, and staff work in important and diverse areas of current biostatistical research; including Bayesian methods, causal inference, clinical trials, electronic health records, high dimensional inference, image analysis, longitudinal data analysis, machine learning, methods for missing data, mobile health, personalized prevention and treatment, statistical computing, statistical genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, survey research, and survival and event history analysis.

Gold Level

Brown University, School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
The Department of Biostatistics, within the School of Public Health at Brown University, offers both ScM and PhD programs in Biostatistics, as well as an undergraduate concentration. The department is the home of the Center for Statistical Sciences at Brown University. The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to conduct fundamental research that generates new discoveries in theory and methods of statistics and data science, to provide expertise and leadership and to promote interdisciplinary research in domain areas related to human health and the life sciences, and to develop future researchers and professionals in the field of biostatistics.

Silver Level

University of Pennsylvania
The Division of Biostatistics within the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (DBEI) in the Perelman School of Medicine was launched at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. The Division provides the academic home for 35 primary biostatistics faculty, as well as for the scientific discipline and training programs in biostatistics, teaching biostatistics at the graduate (PhD, MS) and postgraduate (MSCE, MTR, MSHP) levels. In the fall of 2000, the Division welcomed their first incoming class of PhD students and has successfully graduated 109 PhDs (many also with MS degrees), and another 52 graduating with the MS in biostatistics, for a total of 161 graduates to date.

Biostatistics faculty lead scientific methodology research programs, as well as collaborate as co-investigators with basic science, translational, clinical research and health services research investigators throughout Penn Medicine, across the entire spectrum of diseases and outcomes. These research investigations include novel biostatistical methodology development, conduct of nationally distributed multi-center clinical trials and clinical research networks, collaboration with biomedical, behavioral, clinical and translational research teams across multidisciplinary scientific disciplines.

Bronze Level

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University was founded on the principle of health as a human right and the recognition of the importance of social justice as a means to achieve health for all.

Dornsife ranks as the #1 school of public health in Philadelphia and in the top 15% in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021 rankings of the nation’s best graduate schools. The school's academic programs are fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics applies, develops, and teaches the skills needed to understand the determinants of disease and improve health. We teach students the descriptive and analytic approaches (epidemiology) needed to investigate the complex causes of major public health problems and to develop effective strategies to prevent them. The biostatistics program centers on the development and application of theory and methods in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data used in public health and other biomedical sciences.

Emory University
The Rollins School of Public Health fosters a culture of inclusion and organizational equity by leveraging the many intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, diversity of thought, and other aspects of lived experience in our community. We intentionally recruit, support, and mentor faculty, staff and students who are members of communities that are underrepresented in the public health and scientific workforce, and reflect the multicultural and global communities that Emory serves. Building an academic community where all members are able to thrive enhances our scholarly mission to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes in disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

proactively cultivate and sustain an academic community that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, cultural humility, community engagement and partnership - the driving forces that enrich and enhance innovative research, scholarship and practice. We actively work to strengthen an inclusive, respectful, and intellectually challenging environment that embraces individual difference.

support of this policy, the Rollins School of Public Health will provide institutional resources to:

  • Engage in continuous, systematic and focused recruitment and retention activities to ensure that our diverse faculty, staff and student populations are able to succeed personally and professionally in a culture of belonging and tolerance.
  • Develop, implement and continuously refine training and learning opportunities to enhance the intentionality of our work to build an inclusive community in which all members can thrive.
  • Design, implement and grow programs and partnerships that affirm our commitment to eliminate health disparities; enhance faculty, staff and students' ability to work effectively with diverse local and international populations; and create pipelines that make RSPH stand out as a destination School for diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • Recognize excellence on the part of faculty, staff and student efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the School.
  • Develop transparent systems of accountability to monitor these efforts.

Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Department
Founded in 1918, the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Department is the oldest department of its kind in the world and has long been considered one of the best. In 2023, the department was once again ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. With a rich history of outstanding contributions in both research and education, we are dedicated to: advancing statistical and data science, making discoveries to improve health by partnering with our colleagues in other science domains, and providing an innovative and outstanding biostatistics education for those seeking to be conversant with concepts as well as for users and experts in the application and development of new methodology. We do these with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and a strong spirit of collegiality and community.

The Ohio State University, College of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics
The Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University has training programs leading to an MPH and MS in Biostatistics. Additionally, we offer an Interdisciplinary PhD in Biostatistics in partnership with the Department of Statistics at OSU. Faculty lead and collaborate on scholarship with partners across the university and with peers across the nation using a spectrum of mathematical and statistical approaches to help analyze and solve vexing biological, medical and public health challenges.