Hongyu Zhao
Hongyu Zhao
Ira V. Hiscock Professor and Chair of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics and Professor of Statistics and Data Science, Yale School of Public Health
Elected to the Academy in 2021


Peking University, 1990, BS, Probability and Statistics; University of California, Berkeley, 1995, PhD, Statistics.

Professional Area

Statistical genetics; statistical methodology; computational biology; bioinformatics; genomics; proteomics; precision medicine; network analysis; data integration; microbiome; genetic risk prediction; wearable device; electronic medical records; biomarkers; women’s health; health disparity.


For fundamental and impactful contributions to statistical methodologies in a broad area of genetics, genomics and proteomics research; for dedication and passion for teaching, mentoring, and professional service; and for outstanding leadership in biostatistics and computational biology programs.