Yan Daniel Zhao, Ph.D.

Zhao 2017636439437530540798

Presidential Professor

Phone: (405) 271-2229, ext 47837
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 327
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Daniel-Zhao@ouhsc.edu
Research Profile: http://profiles.ouhsc.edu/display/73740

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D., Statistics, Iowa State University, 2002
  • M.S., Statistics, Iowa State University, 1998
  • B.S., Mathematics, Peking University, 1996

Appointments and Positions:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemioloyg, OUHSC, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and Simmons Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2010-2011
  • Sr. Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company, 2006-2010
  • Research Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company, 2004-2006
  • Sr. Statistician, Eli Lilly and Company, 2002-2004

Complete List of Publications:


Most Recent 5 Publications:

  • Zhao YD, Rahardja D, Wang D, Shen H (2014). Testing for homogeneous stratum effects in stratified paired binary data. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 24(3), 600–607
  • Chang K, Li R, Papari-Zareei M, Watumull L, Zhao YD, Auchus R, and Sharifi N (2011). Dihydrotestosterone synthesis bypasses testosterone synthesis to drive castration-resistant prostate cancer. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 108(33), 13728–13733.
  • Matthiesen C, Thompson S, Ahmad S, Syzek E, Zhao YD, Herman T, Bogardus C (2013). A comparison of the 6th and 7th editions of the AJCC TNM systems for T-Classification and predicting the outcomes of advanced (T2-T4) non-melanoma skin cancers treated with radiotherapy. Journal of Radiation Oncology, 2(1), 79–85.
  • Daniels, M.J. and Zhao, Y.D. (2003). Modeling the random effects covariance matrix in longitudinal data. Statistics in Medicine, 22, 1631–1647.
  • Zhao, Y.D. (2006). Sample size estimation for the van Elteren test – a stratified Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test. Statistics in Medicine, 25, 2675–2687.

Research Grants:


Research Interests:

  • Multiple testing and adaptive designs in clinical trials
  • Sample size and power calculations for nonparametric tests
  • Design, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of clinical trial data

Current Major Research Projects:

  • Design and analysis issues in misclassified data
  • Adaptive designs for clinical trials with sensitive subgroups of patients
  • Collaborative projects in biology and medicine