Heping Zhang PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and BioinformaticsWomen & Child HealthHigh Performance ComputationSchool of Public Health: Biostatistics; Global Health Concentration; C2S2Child Study Center: NIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric DisordersStress & Addiction Clinical Research Program


Dr. Zhang published 200 some 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.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University , 1991

Selected Publication

  • Zhang, H.P. and Zhu, H.T. Generalized Score Test of Homogeneity for Mixed Effects Models. Annals of Statistics 34: 1545-1569, 2006

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics(2006)