Chiara Sabatti, Faculty Director of our longstanding Workshop in Biostatistics Series, attends the 2018 Symposium. 

Workshops in Biostatistics (BIODS/STATS 260)

Open to enrolled students and all members of the Stanford community.

Receiving Credit for Attending a Workshop Seminar

Students who wish to receive two credits must write an essay summarizing one of the seminars and discussing it critically in the context of the background readings.

Because the Biostatistics Workshop doubles as a class, the current university response to the pandemic requires us to restrict in-person attendance to Stanford students, faculty and staff. We hope to be able to revise these restrictions soon and welcome back all our biostatistics workshop community.

Suggestions and self-nominations for seminar speakers and topics are welcome.

The Workshop is held from 1:30-3:00pm.

Autumn 2021 workshops will be held in person in MSOB X303. Open event abstract PDF for dial-in option, when available. 

Autumn 2021 Calendar


Chiara Sabatti, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and of Statistics, Stanford

Genetic variants across human populations—how similarities and differences play a role in our understanding of the genetic basis of traits

Abstract & Suggested Readings (PDF)


Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh, Metagenome Program Head & Environmental Genomics Group Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Note: Speaker will dial in remotely for this presentation. See attached abstract for Zoom details. 

Big data from tiny microbes across Earth’s ecosystems

Abstract & Suggested Readings (PDF)

10/7 Pang Wei Koh, PhD Student, Computer Science, Stanford Modeling the spread of COVID-19 with large-scale dynamic mobility networks
10/14 Stefan Wager, Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology, and (by courtesy) of Statistics, Stanford

Noise-Induced Randomization in Regression Discontinuity Designs

10/21 Moisés Expósito Alonso, Staff Associate in the Carnegie Department of Plant Biology and Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Biology, Stanford


10/28 Serena Yeung, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering, Stanford


11/4 TBA


11/11 TBA


11/18 John Witte, Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, and Professor of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Genetics



Biomedical Data Science Seminar

Don Redelmeier, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Sciences; Director of Clinical Epidemiology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies in Ontario; Staff physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Hospital