Assistant Professor of Biostatistics: Jiayin Zheng, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics: Jiayin Zheng, PhD

July 1, 2024. Please join us in welcoming Jiayin Zheng, PhD as an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics to the department, effective July 1, 2024. Dr. Zheng earned a BS in Statistics from the Department of Mathematics at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China (2009) and a PhD in Statistics from the Department of Probability and Statistics at Peking University in Beijing, China (2015). He worked as a postdoctoral associate with Dr. Shein-Chung Chow at Duke University (2016-2017), and then as a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Li Hsu at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (2017-2019) before being appointed at a Staff Scientist in the Biostatistics Program in the Public Health Sciences Division there.

Dr. Zheng’s methodological research spans several innovative research areas including methods for data integration leveraging external summary information with internal individual data, bioequivalence and biosimilarity, risk prediction models, and survival analysis. He has published 26 peer-reviewed publications papers on statistical methodology and collaborative research (with nine as a first author or first co-author) in top tier journals including JASA, Biometrics, and Statistics in Medicine. He also served as a key biostatistician responsible for the statistical analysis of an original investigation published in JAMA.

Within the DBEI, Dr. Zheng will collaborate with investigators in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine in areas such as neurology, cancer, infectious disease, and CHOP Clinical Futures, focusing on comparative effectiveness among other priorities. Dr. Zheng will also continue to develop statistical methods to address design and to analyze issues arising from these experimental and non-experimental study settings, particularly in the field of data integration. Additionally, he will contribute to the department’s education programs—instructing and advising students in the Biostatistics MS and PhD programs, and mentoring trainees and junior investigators.

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