Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Head, Genetic Epidemiology and Microarray Technology Affinity Group
Dr. Lue Ping Zhao is a biostatistician with a background/experience in bioinformatics, epidemiology and genetics. He aims to accelerate the translation of big data technologies and findings to clinical practice and preventive medicine. Dr. Zhao studies the mechanisms of solid-tumor growth using expression and SNP arrays, and short-read sequencing methods. His research interests include genetic epidemiology, biomedical informatics, population-based study designs and risk-prediction modeling. He develops statistical methods for assessing the interplay of genetics and environment on disease risk, including genome-wide association studies and gene-sequence analysis. He has developed innovative study designs and methods that enable interdisciplinary collaborations, bridging the gap between genetic and epidemiologic research.
Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1989
M.S., Biostatistics, University of Washington, 1987
M.S., Statistics in Health Science, Shanghai Medical University, 1985
B.S., Computer Science, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, 1982
Estimating equation techniques, developing statistical methods for assessing genetic associations, gene-environment interactions including methods for haplotype-based methods, genome-wide association studies, time-varying phenotypes and sequence analysis.