Essentials of Biostatistics with JMP®

Lisa Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Biostatistics, BUSPH

Online 40 Hours June 4-29 , 2018 Registration Closed

Program Description

This completely online program provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of biostatistics in the field of public health. Participants will learn to compute and interpret descriptive and inferential statistics using SAS JMP®.  Topics will include descriptive statistics and graphical displays of data, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing for means and proportions, linear and logistic regression and survival analysis.

The program runs over four weeks in June, and includes graded project work for feedback and live office sessions with Dr. Sullivan for two hours each week.


Upon completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Generate appropriate descriptive statistics to summarize public health data using JMP®;
  • Compute and interpret confidence interval estimates and tests of hypothesis using JMP®;
  • Interpret statistical results, tables, and figures from public health literature;
  • Appropriately interpret and present, in lay terms, descriptive statistics, estimates, tests of hypothesis, crude and adjusted measures of effect

Included in the program are:

Required knowledge/pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this program.

Discounts available—visit our FAQs page to learn more.

Low-cost, on-campus housing is also available. Contact us for more information.

Program Details

Online 40 Hours June 4-29, 2018

-Estimated time commitment of 10-12 hours per week
-2 hours of live office hours with Dr. Sullivan each week