Brian Caffo,PHD

Professor of Biostatistics

Specialization: Brain image analysis, statistical learning, bioinformatics


Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

615 N. Wolfe Street

Room E3610

Baltimore, MD 21205

Caffo Lab

The SMART (Statistical Methods and Applications for Research in Technology) is a working group here at Hopkins Biostatistics founded by myself and Ciprian Crainiceanu.

The SMART group has faculty and students from around the world working in biological signal analysis focusing on statistical methods development and applications. The group specializes in medical and especially neurological imaging and biosignals such as polysomnography and wearable computing. 

A second interest of mine is large scale open access education. Currently we have a large and active Coursera presence, but have large designs for the future. Here is a current list of my online teaching activities.

A third interest of mine is in directing the graduate program at JHU Biostatistics. For information on applying see here.


To advance neuroscience discovery by uniting neuroscience, engineering and computational data science to understand the structure and function of the brain.