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Doctor of Philosophy

Qing Zhao
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Qing "Amanda" Zhao, PhD '16, Department of Biostatistics. Qing's research focused on the integration of multi- and high-dimensional genomic data to improve cancer prognosis and risk prediction.

Doctoral students in biostatistics receive advanced training in statistical modeling, inference and computation in order to meet the challenges of modern biomedical science. Students benefit from direct engagement with empirical researchers in public health, medicine, genomics, evolutionary science and many other disciplines. A wide range of course options and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration allow students to build a training and research program suited to their interests. Graduates of the program go on to positions at major research universities, government agencies, biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies and the technology industry. 

Applicants to the PhD program should have a basic background in biology and a strong record in mathematics, including coursework in advanced calculus, linear algebra and probability. Prospective PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to contact faculty with whom they may be interested in working.

Apply through the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).
Select program: "Public Health" and your Concentration: Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences,Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Health Policy and Management or Social and Behavioral Sciences.
The GRE and TOEFL code for Yale GSAS is: 3987.