Chapter 1 Preface

This text is suitable as a second biostatistics course for Master of Public Health students or public health professionals. Biostatistics textbooks for this audience generally cover introductory methods, and textbooks that cover the advanced methods presented in this text are generally aimed at those with a background in mathematical statistics. I therefore decided to create this text to accompany the course “Advanced Biostatistics for Public Health Professionals.” We will be walking through this text during class sessions and hopefully it will serve as a useful reference in your future work.