Tagged Josh Kriger

10 Communication Tips from a Biostatistician

by Joshua Kriger, MS ’14, in the Biostatistics Theory and Methods Program The days are over when a statistician sits in a back room tabulating data. The statistician needs to be a questioner with a passion for the truth and an expert communicator dedicated to efficiency and clarity. During my time at Columbia, with the…

“Why Study Biostatistics?” I’m Glad You Asked!

by Joshua Kriger, MS ’14, in the Department of Biostatistics Biostatistics is the art of asking questions. As a second semester student at Columbia, I have been energized by how many opportunities, amazing people and great research I have been exposed to. I believe it is important to follow intuition and cultivate a sense of awe both in what we do professionally and in life. When asking questions, it is equally as important to approach them with a precision that goes beyond gut instinct. Often I get asked, “Why biostatistics?” I thought I would write a bit on why biostatistics,…