Heping Zhang, PhD

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

Research Interests

Child Psychiatry; Epidemiology; Infertility; Mental Health; Pregnancy; Psychiatry; Computational Biology; Statistics; Genomics; Biostatistics

Public Health Interests

Clinical Trials; Epidemiology Methods; Genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics; Mental Health; Modeling; Reproduction; Child/Adolescent Health

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science (C2S2) | YSPH Global Health Concentration

High Performance Computation

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Professor Zhang and members in his center conduct research in both the general area of regression and classification analyses and the methodologies for post-genome data analyses. In particular, with funding from multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, his group has been developing and implementing flexible and powerful approaches to the analyses of complex data including longitudinal data with multi- dimensional responses, neuroimaging data, genetic and genomic data. Zhang also has made major research efforts in: (a) child health ranging from the identification of neurological and genetic pathways in developing brain to the assessment of risk factors for pregnancy outcomes and to the understanding of cognitive and behavioral development in children; and (b) substance use, especially in understanding the transition from use to abuse. In addition, Dr. Zhang serves as Principal Investigator of the data coordination and statistics center for the National Genomic and Proteomic Network for Preterm Birth Research and Reproductive Medicine Network.

Specialized Terms: Biostatistics; Genomics; Epidemiology; Psychiatry; Pregnancy; Infertility; Substance Use; Bioinformatics

Extensive Research Description

  • Analysis of Genomic Data for Complex Traits
  • Research Training in Mental Health Epidemiology
  • Data Management, Statistics, and Informatics Core
  • Data Coordination Center for Reproductive Medicine

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Heping Zhang, PhD
Office Location
300 George Street, Ste 523
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
BiostatisticsPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science