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Andrew Zhou, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Andrew Zhou, Ph.D., M.Sc.
University of Washington School of Medicine
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

Research Interests: Big Data, Biostatistics, Mental Health, Neurology, Research Methods, Statistical Methodology

Dr. Andrew Zhou is the Director of Biostatistics Unit at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, and a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Washington. Dr. Zhou’s primary research interest is the development of new statistical methods for health services research studies, for clinical trials with non-compliance, and for studies on the accuracy of diagnostic tests. In addition, he has been collaborating with other clinical researchers on research pertaining to health services, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) since 1993. He has published a total of 198 peer-reviewed, SCI papers (authored 143 papers in refereed journals on statistical research and co-authored 55 publications in the field of medical sciences). He received a Research Career Scientist Award (RCS) from the U.S. Federal Government Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007. In collaboration with two of his colleagues, he has written the first textbook on statistical methods in diagnostic medicine. Dr. Zhou served as Chair of the Section on Statistics in Epidemiology of the American Statistical Association in 2004, Chair of the Health Policy Statistics Section in 2011, and currently serving as Chair of the Mental Health Statistics Section. He served as a member of the Study Section of National Institute of Health and is currently serving on the Radiological Devices Advisory Committee in Center for Devices and Radiological Health in U.S. FDA.

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