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Biostatistics at KI

Research in biostatistics involves the development and application of statistical methods with the ultimate aim of better health for all. By developing new quantitative methods and making innovative applications to substantive and demanding scientific problems, biostatistical scientists play a central role in the advancement of research in public health, biology, and medicine.

KI departments that conduct research in biostatistics

IMM - Institute of Environmental Medicine
MEB - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PHS - Department of Public Health Sciences

Biostatistical collaboration and support

The following groups offer biostatistical collaboration and support to medical and public health research:

Mailing list for seminars/courses in biostatistics

The KI-BIOSTAT mailing list distributes information of interest to biostatisticians in the Stockholm area, with specific focus on events at KI. The list is managed at Karolinska Institutet but is open to all individuals with an interest in biostatistics (irrespective of formal qualifications or geographic location). The list is for distributing information on events (e.g., seminars, courses, workshops) targeting biostatisticians. All members are welcome to post to the list, but posts should be about events where biostatistical scientists are the primary target audience. The list can be used to advertise job vacancies in biostatistics, but it should not be used for general discussion of biostatistics. To subscribe to the list, send a mail to

Courses in biostatistics

The great majority of courses in biostatistics at KI are service courses aimed at students majoring in disciplines other than biostatistics. Information about courses can be found on the webpages of the departments responsible for the courses.

Courses at LIME
Courses at IMM
Courses at PHS

Interested in doctoral studies in biostatistics?

Karolinska Institutet welcomes doctoral students in biostatistics. Karolinska Institutet is an ideal environment for doctoral education in biostatistics; researchers in biostatistics are integrated in departments where world-leading research in methods development is performed side-by-side with world-leading research is medicine and public health. We do not have a centralised admission program to doctoral education; all new doctoral positions are advertised individually on the KI web page.
In addition to checking for advertised positions, scholars interested in doctoral education are encouraged to approach individual researchers and enquire about possibilities. Be aware that researchers receive many e-mails from prospective students and those that are non-personal (i.e., sent to large numbers of recipients) do not usually receive a reply.

Contact persons


Matteo Bottai

Telefon: 08-524 870 24
Enhet: Biostatistik


Nicola Orsini

Enhet: Socialmedicin


Paul Dickman

Telefon: 08-524 861 86
Enhet: C8.MEB.Dickman