Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor in the Child Study Center and of Statistics

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Biostatistics | C2S2 | Global Health Concentration

Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training

High Performance Computation

Office of Student Research

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Global Health Initiative: Women & Child Health

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Zhang published over 220 research articles and monographs in theory and applications of statistical methods and in several areas of biomedical research including epidemiology, genetics, child and women health, mental health, and substance use. He directs a training program in mental health research funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates two major national research networks to understand the etiology of pregnancy outcomes and to evaluate treatment effectiveness for infertility. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He was named the 2008 Myrto Lefokopoulou distinguished lecturer by Harvard School of Public Health and a Medallion Lecturer by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. In 2011, he received the Royan International Award on Reproductive Health.

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Short-term 1000-plan ProgramChinese Deppartment of Organization (2013)

  • Royan International Research AwardRoyan Institute (2011)

  • Medallion LecturerInstitute of Mathematical Statistics (2011)

  • Chang-Jiang ScholarChinese Ministry of Education (2009)

  • Myrto Lefokopoulou Distinguished LecturerHarvard School of Public Health (2008)

  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2006)

  • Independent Scientist Award, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (2004)

  • Fellow, American Statistical Association (2000)

  • Elected Member, International Statistical Institute (1995)

  • FIRST Award, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1994)

International Activity

  • Analysis of High Throughput Data Guangzhou, China (2013 - 2016)

    This project is funded by National Science Foundation of China for China-Oversea collaboration. We will develop statistical methods to analyze high throughput data for complex diseases.

  • Research and Program Development in Statistics Guangzhou, China (2013 - 2018)

    This activities will be supported through a short-term 1000-plan. It is to strengthen the statistics program at Sun Yat-Sen University.

  • Live Birth After Fresh Embryo Transfer Vs Frozen-thawed Embryo Transfer in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (FreFro-PCOS) Jinan, China (2012 - 2014)

    From http://Clinicaltrials.gov: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women of childbearing age. However, the optimal infertility treatment for PCOS patients is still a matter of controversy. Despite producing more follicles and more oocytes than other...

  • Effect of Acupuncture and Clomiphene Citrate on Live Birth in Anovulatory Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Randomized Controlled Trial Harbin, China (2011 - 2014)

    This is a 2x2 factorial, double-blind, randomized trial to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture to increase live birth rate in PCOS women in China.

  • Statistics, Genomics, and Medicine Guangzhou, China (2009 - 2012)

    Chang-Jiang Scholar

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Heping Zhang, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 202

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science