Yiliang Zhu, Ph.D.

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Yiliang Zhu, Ph.D.


Contact Info

Office: 2106, MDC 56
Voice Mail: (813)974-6674
Fax: (813) 974-4719
Email: yzhu@health.usf.edu
 Education and History

Came to USF



B.S. Shanghai University, 1982
M.S. Queen's University at Kingston, 1987
Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1992




Quantitative Health Risk Assessment
Evaluation of Clinical and
Health Outcomes

Research Interests

Statistical Modeling of Biological Systems (Physiologically-based Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Models)
Health Impact of Air Pollutants and Chemical Agents
Uncertainty and Variation Analyses
Children's Health in Rural China
Chinese Rural Healthcare System

Other Information

Curriculum Vitae


YILIANG ZHU is professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics College of Public Health, and also professor of Internal Medicine in the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida. He directs USF's Biostatistics PhD program. His research interests include biostatistics methods for spatial and temporal data, quantitative assessment of health risk due to exposure to air pollutants, pesticides, and industrial chemicals, evaluation of clinical and health outcomes, statistical modeling of biological systems (e.g. PBPK/PD models), Chinese healthcare systems and health disparities in rural and minority populations. He collaborates and consults with clinicians, bench scientists, engineers, and social science and public health researchers in a wide array of fields. He teaches graduate level Biostatistics courses with an emphasis of integrating sound practice and software use in methodology training. He advocates new teaching pedagogy to stimulate cross-discipline thinking of biostatistics. Dr. Zhu has also developed computer software for risk assessment, including a module implemented in USA EPA's BMDS software.

Dr.Zhu is currently a member of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine Committee on Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHED II) study. He has served as a member on many national committees including the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation to the Secretary of US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Academy of Science’s committees on health risk of dioxin, tetrachloroethylene, formaldehyde, and Science for the Future of US EPA. His public and professional services also include service on NIH study sections and EPA STAR review panel, consulting with federal and state agencies, and serving on journal editorial board or as a journal reviewer. Dr. Zhu obtained a B.Sc. in computer science and computational mathematics from Shanghai University, a MSc in statistics from Queen's University Canada, and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Toronto.