Hongbin Zhang

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Ph.D Statistics
University of British Columbia

M.Sc Statistics
University of British Columbia

M. Eng Computer Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

B.Sc Mathematics
Peking University, Beijing, China


Dr. Zhang is a trained Statistician and experienced biostatistician with skills in developing theory and computer algorithms for complex longitudinal data and expertise in collaborative research in HIV, orthopedic surgery, radiology, arthritis and others. He is particularly interested in implementing computational intensive algorithms and investigating computational efficient alternatives. Examples of Dr. Zhang’s previous work include a study to identify biomarkers for early detection of knee osteoarthritis, research into HIV and hepatitis C vulnerabilities among young aboriginal drug users in Canada, and an assessment of how the duration between injury and surgery impacts surgical outcome.

Dr. Zhang is a recipient of CUNY’s most competitive PSC-CUNY ENHC award, for a study on Neurocysticercosis cyst evolution using multistate model, addressing data complexities such as latent pathway and lost-of-follow up.

His implementation experience focuses on bio statistical applications and longitudinal study with complex data and causal inference.

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Recent Publications: 

Zhang H, Wong H, Wu L. A mechanistic nonlinear model for censored and mismeasured covariates in longitudinal models, with application in AIDS studies. Stat Med. 2018 Jan 15;37(1):167-178. DOI: 10.1002/sim.7515. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

Zhang H, Wu L.A non‐linear model for censored and mismeasured time varying covariates in survival models, with applications in human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome studies.J R Stat Soc C. 2018 Apr 29. doi:10.1111/rssc.12279

Jongbloed K, Thomas V, Pearce ME, Christian KW, Zhang H, Oviedo-Joekes E, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. The Cedar Project: Residential transience and HIV vulnerability among young Aboriginal people who use drugs. Health & place. 2015; 33:125-31.

Pearce ME, Blair AH, Teegee M, Pan SW, Thomas V, Zhang H, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. The Cedar Project * : historical trauma and vulnerability to sexual assault among young aboriginal women who use illicit drugs in two Canadian cities. Violence against women. 2015; 21(3):313-29.

Pan SW, Christian CW, Pearce ME, Blair AH, Jongbloed K, Zhang H, Teegee M, Thomas V, Schechter MT, Spittal PM. The Cedar Project: impacts of policing among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in British Columbia, Canada. The International journal on drug policy. 2013; 24(5):449-59.