Dr. Zhang joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in January 2012. Dr. Zhang has served as co-investigator and lead statistician in clinical trials including both adult and pediatric patients. His statistical methodology research focuses on survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, machine learning, meta-analysis and optimal designs. His applied research interests include cancer, radiology, infectious disease, cardiovascular diseases, health behavior and environmental health. Dr. Zhang served as the lead statistician for the Collaborative Antiviral Study Group (CASG); the deputy director of the Statistical and Data Management Center of Mycoses Study Group (MSG); Steering Committee member for the Consortium of Hospitals to Advance Research on Tobacco (CHART) trials. He has published 90 theoretical as well as collaborative articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an elected member (Fellow) of International Statistical Institute (ISI). His paper “Women's Rehabilitation Experiences Following Breast Cancer Surgery” was the winner of the 2018 Rehabilitation Nursing Writers’ Award: Editor’s Choice Award. His research "Quantitative MRI of fatty liver disease in a large pediatric cohort: correlation between liver fat fraction, stiffness, volume, and patient-specific factor" was the article of the year (2018) for Abdominal Radiology. His recent paper "Masked Uncontrolled Hypertension is Not Attributable to Medication Non-Adherence" was selected as a High Impact Paper for Hypertension.
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics