Research & Publications
Dr. Zhang published over 300 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, substance use, and reproductive medicine. He directed a training program in mental health research that was funded by the NIMH. He directs the Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science that coordinates the Reproductive Medicine Network 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. Dr. Zhang serves as an Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the president of the International Chinese Statistical Association.
Education & Training
- PhDStanford University (1991)
- Research and Program Development in StatisticsGuangzhou, China (2013-2016)This activities were supported through a short-term 1000-plan. It was to strengthen the statistics program at Sun Yat-Sen University.
- Analysis of High Throughput DataGuangzhou, 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.
- 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 women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation during an IVF cycle, women with PCOS have comparable or lower pregnancy rates. Additionally women with PCOS patients undergoing IVF have a higher risk of developing ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), which may be aggravated by pregnancy after an embryo transfer in a fresh cycle. Further women with PCOS are thought to have higher rates of later pregnancy complications including spontaneous abortion, pre-eclampsia, and preterm labor that may be related to impaired implantation in the superovulated endometrium. We propose a randomized clinical trial of elective embryo cryopreservation followed by a programmed cycle of endometrial preparation and frozen embryo transfer (FET) compared to fresh embryo transfer in women with PCOS undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
- Effect of Acupuncture and Clomiphene Citrate on Live Birth in Anovulatory Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: a Randomized Controlled TrialHarbin, 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 MedicineGuangzhou, China (2009-2012)Chang-Jiang Scholar
Honors & Recognition
|Royan International Research Award||Royan Institute||2011|
|Medallion Lecturer||Institute of Mathematical Statistics||2011|
|Myrto Lefokopoulou Distinguished Lecturer||Harvard 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|