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 | Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science (C2S2) | YSPH Global Health Concentration

High Performance Computation

Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Zhang published over 300 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 serves as an Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and the president of the International Chinese Statistical Association.

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Royan International Research AwardRoyan Institute (2011)

  • Medallion LecturerInstitute of Mathematical Statistics (2011)

  • 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 - 2016)

    This activities were supported through a short-term 1000-plan. It was 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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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