Mingxiu Hu, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, Yale University; Senior Vice President, Data Science and Systems, Nektar Therapeutics

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Biostatistics


Mingxiu Hu is currently Senior Vice President at Nektar Therapeutics responsible for Data Science and Systems. Before joining Nektar, Dr. Hu was a Vice President, Global Head of Biometrics, at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Takeda, he spent seven years at Pfizer. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at Yale University and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), and served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Fellow Selection Committee for ASA. He is a leader in innovative clinical trial designs and had featured in PharmaVoice magazine multiple times on this topic. His research interest focuses on statistical methodologies and applications in drug development, including clinical trial designs and analysis methodologies, development decision making, and biomarker strategies. He has published over 20 scientific articles, edited one book, and co-authored another.

Dr. Hu received his Ph.D in Statistics from George Washington University, M.S. in Statistics from Beijing University, and M.A. in Biology from Brown University.   

Education & Training

MA Brown University, Biology (2004)
PhD George Washington University (1998)
MS Peking University (1992)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Statistical Association (2010)

Professional Service

  • American Statistical Association (2014 - 2017) Board of Directors and Executive Committee

  • American Statistical Association Committee on Fellows (2013 - 2016) ASA Fellow Selection Committee

  • International Chinese Statistical Association (2005 - 2008) Board of Directors

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Contact Info

Mingxiu Hu, PhD
Mailing Address
Biostatistics8 Guswood Road
Acton, MA 01720