Nanhua Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-9108


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Missing data; comparative effectiveness; clinical trial design; meta-analysis; scale development; joint modeling; environmental health; community-based intervention; health disparity; behavioral intervention; health psychology


Dr. Zhang earned his PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, he was a faculty member at the University of South Florida in Tampa. His statistical methodology research has covered missing data, causal inference, clinical trial design, joint modeling and meta-analysis. His applied research interests include environmental health, community-based intervention, health disparity, behavioral intervention and health psychology. His research “early childhood lead exposure on academic achievement” received media coverage on TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and various online media such as and

Dr. Zhang has authored 20 published papers and made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. He has served as a reviewer for 15 different journals including: Biometrika, Statistics in Medicine, Statistics Sinica, Annals of Applied Statistics, American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Epidemiology, Health Education Research. He has taught graduate and advanced doctoral courses in linear models, survival analysis and statistical computing.

Education and Training

BS: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China.

MS: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

PhD: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


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Job Risk Factors on Development of Osteoarthritis. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Oct 2012-Oct 2014.