Heping Zhang, PhD

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics, Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Departments & Organizations

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

Faculty Research

High Performance Computation

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Computational Approaches to Functional and Integrative Genomics; Theoretical Molecular Biology and Computational Algorithms

Global Health Studies: Women & Child Health

Office of Cooperative Research

Yale Institute for Global Health


Dr. Zhang published over 250 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.

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)


  • 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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