Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Graphic by Victoria Comfort / Fred Hutch
The program in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology (BBE) is within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division of Fred Hutch. BBE consists of over 35 faculty members, many of whom hold joint appointments in other Fred Hutch divisions and at the University of Washington.
The use of quantitative sciences for studying human infectious disease processes and infectious disease prevention agents have had a unifying effect on laboratory and clinical studies and is a fundamental element in the forward progression of rigorous medical research. A hallmark of BBE is the pursuit of simultaneous excellence in methodological and applied science, harnessing the development of novel approaches to better answer scientific questions emerging from ongoing research studies.
Members of the program conduct quantitative scientific research employing biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling.
Biostatistics — conduct research in statistical methodology for the design and analysis of clinical, epidemiological and basic science studies, and conduct research into biologically based mathematical models of pathogenesis.
Computational Biology — develop novel computational methods and tools to analyze and integrate high throughput biological assays for better understanding of infectious disease processes, host immune responses, and interventions including vaccines.
Epidemiology — study disease distribution in human populations and examine disease origin and prevention.
Mathematical Modeling — use mathematical and statistical modeling to study the dynamics and mechanisms of complex biological systems.