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Hua Zhong

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine


Contact Info

212/263-7270
Judy.Zhong@nyumc.org

Research Summary

Dr. Zhong is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at New York University School of Medicine. She has developed statistical approaches to correct the bias in odds ratios from genome-wide association (GWAS) studies and approaches that leverage information from genetics of gene expression studies to identify biological pathways enriched for expression-associated genetic loci associated with disease in GWAS results. Dr. Zhong has a demonstrated record of publications in developing novel statistical methods and has also collaborated on various scientific research projects. Her research interest is to develop powerful statistical methods for data generated from next generation sequencing technology and to use causal inference framework to integrate a diversity of molecular and clinical trait data to uncover models that predict complex system behavior. She received her PhD. from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington

Research Interests

My research interest is to develop powerful statistical methods for data generated from next generation sequencing technology and to use causal inference framework to integrate a diversity of molecular and clinical trait data to uncover models that predict complex system behavior

Research Keywords

biostatics, statistical models

Staphylococcus aureus Coordinates Leukocidin Expression and Pathogenesis by Sensing Metabolic Fluxes via RpiRc
Balasubramanian, Divya; Ohneck, Elizabeth A; Chapman, Jessica; Weiss, Andy; Kim, Min Kyung; Reyes-Robles, Tamara; Zhong, Judy; Shaw, Lindsey N; Lun, Desmond S; Ueberheide, Beatrix; Shopsin, Bo; Torres, Victor J. Staphylococcus aureus Coordinates Leukocidin Expression and Pathogenesis by Sensing Metabolic Fluxes via RpiRc. MBio. 2016 Jun 21;7(3):?-? (2157972)

Global Survey of Esophageal Injury in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Characteristics and Outcomes of Esophageal Perforation and Fistula
Barbhaiya, C R; Kumar, S; Guo, Y; Zhong, J; John, R M; Tedrow, U B; Koplan, B A; Epstein, L M; Stevenson, W G; Michaud, G F. Global Survey of Esophageal Injury in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Characteristics and Outcomes of Esophageal Perforation and Fistula. JACC: Clinical electrophysiology. 2016 01 Apr 2016;2(2):143-150 (2121212)

Melanoma brain metastases: correlation of imaging features with genomic markers and patient survival
Bordia, Ritu; Zhong, Hua; Lee, Joon; Weiss, Sarah; Han, Sung Won; Osman, Iman; Jain, Rajan. Melanoma brain metastases: correlation of imaging features with genomic markers and patient survival. Journal of neuro-oncology. 2016 Nov 7;:?-? (2304352)

Estimation of sparse directed acyclic graphs for multivariate counts data
Han, Sung Won; Zhong, Hua. Estimation of sparse directed acyclic graphs for multivariate counts data. Biometrics. 2016 Sep;72(3):791-803 (2275332)

Rare variant associations with waist-to-hip ratio in European-American and African-American women from the NHLBI-Exome Sequencing Project
Kan, Mengyuan; Auer, Paul L; Wang, Gao T; Bucasas, Kristine L; Hooker, Stanley; Rodriguez, Alejandra; Li, Biao; Ellis, Jaclyn; Adrienne Cupples, L; Ida Chen, Yii-Der; Dupuis, Josee; Fox, Caroline S; Gross, Myron D; Smith, Joshua D; Heard-Costa, Nancy; Meigs, James B; Pankow, James S; Rotter, Jerome I; Siscovick, David; Wilson, James G; Shendure, Jay; Jackson, Rebecca; Peters, Ulrike; Zhong, Hua; Lin, Danyu; Hsu, Li; Franceschini, Nora; Carlson, Chris; Abecasis, Goncalo; Gabriel, Stacey; Bamshad, Michael J; Altshuler, David; Nickerson, Deborah A; North, Kari E; Lange, Leslie A; Reiner, Alexander P; Leal, Suzanne M. Rare variant associations with waist-to-hip ratio in European-American and African-American women from the NHLBI-Exome Sequencing Project. European journal of human genetics. 2016 Jan 13;24(8):1181-1187 (1912602)