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Yize Zhao, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

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Yize Zhao, PhD

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Dr. Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health. She is also affiliated with Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Yale Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Her main research focuses on the development of statistical and machine learning methods to analyze large-scale complex data (imaging, -omics, EHRs), Bayesian methods, feature selection, predictive modeling, data integration, missing data and network analysis. She has strong interests in biomedical research areas including mental health, mental disorders and aging, etc. Her most recent research agenda includes analytical method development and applications on brain network analyses, multimodal imaging modeling, imaging genetics, and the integration of biomedical data with EHR data.  Her research is supported by multiple NIH grants. 

Dr. Zhao received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Emory University and postdoc training at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Yale, she was an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine. 

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Emory University (2014)
  • BS
    Zhejiang University (2010)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected memberInternational Statistical Institute2021
Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Research Scholar AwardYale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center2021
Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Project AwardYale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center2020
David P. Byar Travel AwardAmerican Statistical Association2014
Student Paper Award for Statistical Learning and Data MiningAmerican Statistical Association2014
Student Paper Award for Bayesian Statistical ScienceAmerican Statistical Association2013

Professional Service

BiometricsAssociate Editor2022 - Present
International Biometric Society/Eastern North American RegionCo-Chair2021
Regional Advisory Board, International Biometric Society/Eastern North American RegionMember2019 - 2022
BMC Medical Research MethodologyAssociate Editor2019 - Present

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