Dr. Hong Zhu joined the Department of Clinical Sciences and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in September, 2013. She obtained her PhD degree in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University in 2010. Dr. Zhu was an assistant professor in Biostatistics at the Ohio State University from 2010-2013. 

Dr. Zhu’s methodological research interests include univariate and multivariate survival analysis, bioinformatics and statistical genetics, design and analysis of clinical trial, and casual inference. Her work is inspired by and applied to biomedical and clinical studies.

Dr. Zhu’s collaborative/scientific research interests include, but are not limited to, studies of: cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in clinical trials and large epidemiological cohorts, pharmacogenomics and mental health.


University of Science Technolo (2005), Statistics
Univ of Sci and Tech of China (2005), Statistics
Graduate School
Johns Hopkins Univ (2010), Biostatistics

Research Interest

  • Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trial Design and Analysis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Observational Studies and Causal Inference
  • Univariate and Multivariate Survival Analysis


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Honors & Awards

  • Cancer Biostatistics Workshop Travel Award
    American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2015)
  • Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award
    The American Statistical Association (2012)
  • ENAR Distinguished Student Paper Award
    International Biometric Society (2010)
  • Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award
    The American Statistical Association (2010)
  • Jian-Ping Hsu Memorial Scholarship
    International Chinese Statistical Association (2009)
  • Statistics in Epidemiology Student Paper Award
    The American Statistical Association (2009)
  • Guo Moruo Presidential Award
    Highest Honor, University of Science and Technology of China (2004)
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship
    First Prize, University of Science and Technology of China (2001-2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics (2009-2016)
  • International Biometric Society (2009-2016)
  • The American Statistical Association (2009-2016)