Dr. Zhengyang Zhou

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Epidemiology


Dr. Zhengyang Zhou

Education & Experience:
I received a PhD in Biostatistics from the joint program of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a MS in Statistical Science from Southern Methodist University, and a BS in Computational Mathematics from Beijing Institute of Technology. I joined the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at UNT Health Science Center as an Assistant Professor in 2018. Prior to that, I served as a research assistant at the Bioinformatics Lab of UT Southwestern with a focus on statistical genetics.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
My teaching interest is general biostatistics, including statistical methods, application, and software. My primary teaching goal is to develop my students’ theoretical understanding and practical skills in biostatistics.

Scholarly Interests:
My major research interests are statistical methods development and applications in the areas of human genetics and alcohol research. For human genetics, my methodology work includes detecting gene – environment interactions, controlling for population stratification in genome-wide association studies and developing powerful genetic association tests. I have collaborated for several genome-wide and epigenome-wide studies for complex diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy, and fatty liver disease. For alcohol research, I have examined different estimation approaches for experimental longitudinal data, such as intervention trials, and worked on new methods to account for specific data distributions common in alcohol research, like zero-inflated outcomes for assessing treatment effects from individual trials and for combining data from multiple trials for meta-analysis.

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