A photo of Bin Huang.

Biostatistician, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Environmental Health; UC Department of Mathematical Sciences


Biography & Affiliation


Bin Huang has had nearly 20 years of research as a biostatistician researcher. Her research has been focused on applying and devising better statistics methodologies for: a) searching for better treatment/preventive strategies; and b) evaluating to what extent health disparities exists, and how the different exposures to biological, social and physical environments may interact with each other leading to the gap. Currently, she is working on evaluating casual inference methods and devising improved methods for conducting comparative effectiveness research (CER) using data collected from electronic health record and multi-center patient registry. Her other research interests include causal mediational and causal mechanisms analyses, and analyses of large observational data.

Dr. Huang has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the health and pediatric care research area. She has been funded as principal investigator, co-investigator and biostatistician on a number of NIH/PCORI and other extramural grants. Dr. Huang is an elected member of International Statistical Association (ISI). She serves on multiple federal governments public advisory committees. She over sees a graduate internship program at the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Research Interests

Statistics Causal Inference; Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER); causal mediational analyses; statistics modeling of electronic medical records and clinical registry data

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Environmental Health; UC Department of Mathematical Sciences




BS: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, 1991.

MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

PhD: Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.


Selected Publication

Timing matters: Real-world effectiveness of early combination of biologic and conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for treating newly diagnosed polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Huang, B; Qiu, T; Chen, C; Zhang, Y; Seid, M; Lovell, D; Brunner, HI; Morgan, EM; PCATS, . RMD Open. 2020; 6:e001091-e001091.

Can't see the wood for the trees: confounders, colliders and causal inference - a statistician's approach. Huang, B; Szczesniak, R. Thorax. 2019; 74:323-325.

New Method, Same Answer: We Do Not Know if Hypertonic Saline Helps Bronchiolitis. Auger, KA; Parker, MW; Huang, B. Pediatrics. 2018; 142:e20181868-e20181868.

Opening the black box of neural networks: methods for interpreting neural network models in clinical applications. Zhang, Z; Beck, MW; Winkler, DA; Huang, B; Sibanda, W; Goyal, H; Tria, WA M E B-D C. Annals of translational medicine. 2018; 6:216-216.

Subgroup finding via Bayesian additive regression trees. Sivaganesan, S; Mueller, P; Huang, B. Statistics in Medicine. 2017; 36:2391-2403.

Explaining Racial Disparities in Child Asthma Readmission Using a Causal Inference Approach. Beck, AF; Huang, B; Auger, KA; Ryan, PH; Chen, C; Kahn, RS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2016; 170:695-703.

Rilonacept for Colchicine-Resistant or -Intolerant Familial Mediterranean Fever A Randomized Trial. Hashkes, PJ; Spalding, SJ; Giannini, EH; Huang, B; Johnson, A; Park, G; Barron, KS; Weisman, MH; Pashinian, N; Reiff, AO; et al. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012; 157:533-541.

Trial of early aggressive therapy in polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Wallace, CA; Giannini, EH; Spalding, SJ; Hashkes, PJ; O'Neil, KM; Zeft, AS; Szer, IS; Ringold, S; Brunner, HI; Schanberg, LE; et al. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2012; 64:2012-2021.

American College of Rheumatology Provisional Criteria for Defining Clinical Inactive Disease in Select Categories of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Wallace, CA; Giannini, EH; Huang, B; Itert, L; Ruperto, N; Res, CA R; Collaborative, PR; Or, PR I T. Arthritis Care and Research. 2011; 63:929-936.

Biomechanical Measures During Landing and Postural Stability Predict Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Return to Sport. Paterno, MV; Schmitt, LC; Ford, KR; Rauh, MJ; Myer, GD; Huang, B; Hewett, TE. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2010; 38:1968-1978.