Dr. Karla Ballman
Dr. Karla Ballman

is the application of statistical techniques to scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, biology, and public health, and the development of novel methodologies that could improve the application. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the field of biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving health and reducing illness.

Epidemiology is concerned with the distribution, causation, and control of disease across time and space in human populations.

The Mission of the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is:

  1. To provide quality statistical support in terms of design and analysis of research studies developed by the clinical and laboratory investigators;
  2. To train medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research staff in the use of statistical methods and software;
  3. To develop innovative statistical research guided by and benefiting clinical and laboratory based research projects; and
  4. To develop epidemiologic studies in the fields of hypertension, women's health, perioperative outcomes, and anesthesia.

The division was formed in October 2004, under the Medical College’s Strategic Plan for further development and retention of research scholars by providing an improved environment, education, and support for research.

Contact information:

Karla Ballman, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Tel: 646-962-8023
Fax: 646-962-0281

Mailing Address:
Weill Cornell Medical College - Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
402 East 67th Street, Box 74
New York, NY 10065