Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Child Study and Statistics
Director, Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science (C2S2)
Professor Zhang specializes in research on substance use, statistical methods in genetic studies of substance use, and research training in mental health epidemiology. He has published over 180 articles, chapters, or monographs related to statistical methods, theory, software, and applications in a broad range of health outcomes including pregnancy outcome, mental health, and substance use.
In 2005, Zhang founded the Yale Collaborative Center for Statistics in Science to foster collaboration on statistical methods and technologies, particularly for understanding the etiology of pregnancy outcomes and to evaluate treatment effectiveness for infertility. His center serves as a data coordinating center for the national reproductive medicine network that conducts multi-center clinical trials for infertility treatment. Professor Zhang also directs a training program for pre- and postdoctoral students, which is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Professor Zhang is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Zhang was a Myrto Lefokopoulou Distinguished Lecturer named by the Harvard School of Public Health and a Medallion Lecturer named by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He has also received a FIRST Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Professor Zhang is a Chang-Jiang Scholar named by Chinese Ministry of Education and Honorary Professor at University of Hong Kong.