Jing Zhou, PhD

“I am passionate about using big data and cutting-edge statistical methods to address health-related problems that can help people live a healthier life through better health care.”

Jing Zhou, PhD

Biostatistician, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Biography

Jing Zhou, PhD, is a biostatistician with expertise in Bayesian modeling, machine learning methods, latent class analysis, dimension reduction and variable selection methods, group sequential design in clinical trials, etc. She is particularly interested in leveraging big data, applying appropriate methods or developing novel methods to address challenging health-related research problems in helping patients to achieve better health care.

Before joining KPWHRI, she was a statistician in Genentech/Roche, a world-leading pharmaceutical company specializing in oncology. She worked in an interdisciplinary environment collaborating with scientific partners and project teams in multiple clinical trials. She contributed as the lead statistician in designing, monitoring, analyzing clinical trials leading to concise interpretations and conclusions, which lead to scientific publications and drug approvals. During her second year at Genentech, she mentored an intern in developing a new Bayes method to effectively borrow information for an early-phase multi-cohort trial.

Dr. Zhou completed her PhD in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation research proposed methods to identify the associations between birth defects and parental and environmental factors in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study from a huge national database. In this research, she developed innovative non-parametric Bayes methods to conquer the high-dimension curse and detect significant risk factors to multiple birth defects.

Research interests and experience

  • Biostatistics

    Bayesian modeling, dimension reduction, variable selection, longitudinal analysis, machine learning methods

  • Cancer

    Biostatistics, breast cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, clinical trials, adaptive design, survival analysis

  • Women's Health

    Biostatistics, breast cancer, clinical trials, observational study, disease during pregnancy, birth defects

Recent publications

Bentley AR, Sung YJ, Brown MR, Winkler TW, Kraja AT, Ntalla I, Schwander K, Chasman DI, Lim E, Deng X, Guo X, Liu J, Lu Y, Cheng CY, Sim X, Vojinovic D, Huffman JE, Musani SK, Li C, Feitosa MF, Richard MA, Noordam R, Baker J, Chen G, Aschard H, Bartz TM, Ding J, Dorajoo R, Manning AK, Rankinen T, Smith AV, Tajuddin SM, Zhao W, Graff M, Alver M, Boissel M, Chai JF, Chen X, Divers J, Evangelou E, Gao C, Goel A, Hagemeijer Y, Harris SE, Hartwig FP, He M, Horimoto ARVR, Hsu FC, Hung YJ, Jackson AU, Kasturiratne A, Komulainen P, Kühnel B, Leander K, Lin KH, Luan J, Lyytikäinen LP, Matoba N, Nolte IM, Pietzner M, Prins B, Riaz M, Robino A, Said MA, Schupf N, Scott RA, Sofer T, Stancáková A, Takeuchi F, Tayo BO, van der Most PJ, Varga TV, Wang TD, Wang Y, Ware EB, Wen W, Xiang YB, Yanek LR, Zhang W, Zhao JH, Adeyemo A, Afaq S, Amin N, Amini M, Arking DE, Arzumanyan Z, Aung T, Ballantyne C, Barr RG, Bielak LF, Boerwinkle E, Bottinger EP, Broeckel U, Brown M, Cade BE, Campbell A, Canouil M, Charumathi S, Chen YI, Christensen K; COGENT-Kidney Consortium, Concas MP, Connell JM, de Las Fuentes L, de Silva HJ, de Vries PS, Doumatey A, Duan Q, Eaton CB, Eppinga RN, Faul JD, Floyd JS, Forouhi NG, Forrester T, Friedlander Y, Gandin I, Gao H, Ghanbari M, Gharib SA, Gigante B, Giulianini F, Grabe HJ, Gu CC, Harris TB, Heikkinen S, Heng CK, Hirata M, Hixson JE, Ikram MA; EPIC-InterAct Consortium, Jia Y, Joehanes R, Johnson C, Jonas JB, Justice AE, Katsuya T, Khor CC, Kilpeläinen TO, Koh WP, Kolcic I, Kooperberg C, Krieger JE, Kritchevsky SB, Kubo M, Kuusisto J, Lakka TA, Langefeld CD, Langenberg C, Launer LJ, Lehne B, Lewis CE, Li Y, Liang J, Lin S, Liu CT, Liu J, Liu K, Loh M, Lohman KK, Louie T, Luzzi A, Mägi R, Mahajan A, Manichaikul AW, McKenzie CA, Meitinger T, Metspalu A, Milaneschi Y, Milani L, Mohlke KL, Momozawa Y, Morris AP, Murray AD, Nalls MA, Nauck M, Nelson CP, North KE, O'Connell JR, Palmer ND, Papanicolau GJ, Pedersen NL, Peters A, Peyser PA, Polasek O, Poulter N, Raitakari OT, Reiner AP, Renström F, Rice TK, Rich SS, Robinson JG, Rose LM, Rosendaal FR, Rudan I, Schmidt CO, Schreiner PJ, Scott WR, Sever P, Shi Y, Sidney S, Sims M, Smith JA, Snieder H, Starr JM, Strauch K, Stringham HM, Tan NYQ, Tang H, Taylor KD, Teo YY, Tham YC, Tiemeier H, Turner ST, Uitterlinden AG; Understanding Society Scientific Group, van Heemst D, Waldenberger M, Wang H, Wang L, Wang L, Wei WB, Williams CA, Wilson G Sr, Wojczynski MK, Yao J, Young K, Yu C, Yuan JM, Zhou J, Zonderman AB, Becker DM, Boehnke M, Bowden DW, Chambers JC, Cooper RS, de Faire U, Deary IJ, Elliott P, Esko T, Farrall M, Franks PW, Freedman BI, Froguel P, Gasparini P, Gieger C, Horta BL, Juang JJ, Kamatani Y, Kammerer CM, Kato N, Kooner JS, Laakso M, Laurie CC, Lee IT, Lehtimäki T; Lifelines Cohort, Magnusson PKE, Oldehinkel AJ, Penninx BWJH, Pereira AC, Rauramaa R, Redline S, Samani NJ, Scott J, Shu XO, van der Harst P, Wagenknecht LE, Wang JS, Wang YX, Wareham NJ, Watkins H, Weir DR, Wickremasinghe AR, Wu T, Zeggini E, Zheng W, Bouchard C, Evans MK, Gudnason V, Kardia SLR, Liu Y, Psaty BM, Ridker PM, van Dam RM, Mook-Kanamori DO, Fornage M, Province MA, Kelly TN, Fox ER, Hayward C, van Duijn CM, Tai ES, Wong TY, Loos RJF, Franceschini N, Rotter JI, Zhu X, Bierut LJ, Gauderman WJ, Rice K, Munroe PB, Morrison AC, Rao DC, Rotimi CN, Cupples LA. Multi-ancestry genome-wide gene-smoking interaction study of 387,272 individuals identifies new loci associated with serum lipids. Nat Genet. 2019;51(4):636-648. doi: 10.1038/s41588-019-0378-y. Epub 2019 Mar 29. PubMed

Soria JC, Adjei AA, Bahleda R, Besse B, Ferte C, Planchard D, Zhou J, Ware J, Morrissey K, Shankar G, Lin W, Schutzman JL, Dy GK, Groen HJM. A phase IB dose-escalation study of the safety and pharmacokinetics of pictilisib in combination with either paclitaxel and carboplatin or pemetrexed and cisplatin in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2017 Nov;86:186-196. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2017.08.027. Epub 2017 Oct 6. PubMed

Leong S, Moss RA, Bowles DW, Ware JA, Zhou J, Spoerke JM, Lackner MR, Shankar G, Schutzman JL, van der Noll R, Voest EE, Schellens JHM. A phase I dose-escalation study of the safety and pharmacokinetics of pictilisib in combination with erlotinib in patients with advanced solid tumors. Oncologist. 2017 Aug 10. pii: theoncologist.2017-0090. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0090. [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed

Vuylsteke P, Huizing M, Petrakova K, Roylance R, Laing R, Chan S, Abell F, Gendreau S, Rooney I, Apt D, Zhou J, Singel S, Fehrenbacher L. Pictilisib plus paclitaxel for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, locally recurrent, or metastatic breast cancer: interim analysis of the multicentre, placebo-controlled, phase II randomised PEGGY studypeggy study Ann Oncol. 2016 Nov;27(11):2059-2066. Epub 2016 Aug 29. PubMed

Zhou J, Herring AH, Bhattacharya A, Olshan AF, Dunson DB, National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Nonparametric Bayes modeling for case control studies with many predictors. Biometrics. 2016 Mar;72(1):184-92. doi: 10.1111/biom.12411. Epub 2015 Sep 22. PubMed

Zhou J, Adewale A, Shentu Y, Liu J, Anderson K. Information-based sample size re-estimation in group sequential design for longitudinal trials. Stat Med. 2014 Sep 28;33(22):3801-14. doi: 10.1002/sim.6192. Epub 2014 May 4. PubMed

 

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