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Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Heping Zhang, PhD

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Dr. Zhang published over 380 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 was the president of the International Chinese Statistical Association in 2019. He is a former-editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association - Applications and Case Studies. He was the recipient of the 2022 Neyman Award and Lecture by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Chinese Statistical Association. He was selected as a 2023 High Cited Researcher in cross field by Web of Science.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Mathematical Science Research Institute (1991)
  • PhD
    Stanford University (1991)


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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Highly Cited Researcher in Cross FieldWeb of Science2023
Distinguished Achievement AwardInternational Chinese Statistical Association2023
Neyman Award and LectureInstitute of Mathematical Statistics2022
Royan International Research AwardRoyan Institute2011
Medallion Award and LecturerInstitute of Mathematical Statistics2011
Myrto Lefokopoulou Distinguished LecturerHarvard School of Public Health2008
Honor of a Statistician AwardConnecticut Chapter of the American Statistical Association2007
Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics2006
Independent Scientist Award, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2004
Fellow, American Statistical Association2000
Elected Member, International Statistical Institute1995
FIRST Award, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development1994

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