410 W 10th Street, Suite 3000
Dr. Zhang received both BS and MS in Computational Mathematics from Fudan University in China, MS in Applied Mathematics from Florida State University and Ph.D in Statistics from University of Washington. Right after receiving his Ph.D in 1998, he took a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Central Florida. In 2004, he moved to University of Iowa, Department of Biostatistics, to take an associate professor position and was promoted to full professor in 2010. He joined the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health as a tenured full professor in charge of Biostatistics education since January 2014.
Dr. Zhang has broad interest in Biostatistics methodology research including non/semi-parametric inference, panel count and interval-censored data analysis, joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data, statistical computing and health data mining, clinical trial design and health comparative effectiveness research. He has been also actively engaged in various scientific research in the following areas: cancer research, disease progression modeling, neurodegenerative disease, sports medicine, and health care service research.
Dr. Zhang has taught 18 different statistics/biostatistics courses raging from introductory statistics courses for undergraduate students to high level Ph.D courses for statistics/biostatistics students. He has advised or co-advised 11 Ph.D students in Biostatistics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics since 2005. Currently, he is regularly teaching the following four courses:
Besides various independent biostatistics methodology research projects, Dr. Zhang has been engaged in the following funded projects: