Cheng Zheng, PhD

Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Dr. Zheng is an Assistant Professor of biostatistics, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed his doctoral degree in biostatistics at University of Washington, Seattle after completing bachelor degree in statistics at Peking University.

His research focuses on developing novel statistical methods to improve the biomedical sciences. His methodology works focus on causal inference, measurement error modeling, biomarker evaluation and risk prediction with big data.

Specifically, the methods allow different types of data, such as failure time outcome, longitudinal data and skewed outcome. His applied works include (1) developing biomarker to improve the assessment of relationship between nutrition and physical activity and risks of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity using high-dimensional metabolomic and accelerometry data from Women’s Health Initiative; (2) developing early and personalized prediction models for treatment response of radiation therapy for cancer using radiomics data from CT imaging; (3) identifying the effectiveness and efficacy of risk behavior prevention trails (4) verify the reliability of new dental materials; and (5) discover the health disparity in environmental exposure, dental access, drug prescription and neighborhood poverty among US population.

Dr. Zheng has published 27 peer-reviewed journal articles in statistical and biomedical journals and he has served as the reviewer for more than 10 statistical and medical journals.