Zhengjia Chen, PhD

Title & Department

Associate Professor

Department of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

School of Public Health

Research Program

Non-Aligned members (ZY)

Phone: 312-413-7059

Email: znchen@uic.edu

Dr. Zhengjia (Nelson) Chen is the Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource Core of University of Illinois Cancer Center and Associate Professor with tenure in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications during his 16 years of cancer research at the University of Southern California, ChildrenGÇÖs Oncology Group, and the Emory Winship Cancer Institute.

Dr. Chen has rich experience leading a Biostatistics core for big grant applications (SPORE, P01, P30, U54) and was a member of NCIGÇÖs Clinical Oncology Study Section.

Dr. Chen has comprehensive expertise in adaptive and sequential approaches, Bayesian statistics, clinical trials, cancer research, and precision medicine. He has advanced the practice of clinical trials by inventing adaptive and sequential designs, developing user-friendly statistical software, and applying his novel approaches to clinical trials.

He has enhanced precision medicine with computational analysis and biological interpretation of genomic data from public database resources. He collaborates with cancer investigators and applies his adaptive and sequential approaches, as well as Bayesian statistics, to clinical trials, community-based studies and epidemiological studies. Dr. Chen has extensive experience in epidemiological, genetic, molecular, clinical, and surgical research on lung, head and neck, ovarian, leukemia, lymphoma, breast, melanoma, brain, and other cancers.


PhD, University of Southern California

Disease Focus

Brain; Breast; Eye; Gastrointestinal; Gynecologic; Head And Neck; Hematologic; Lung; Prostate Cancer; Skin; Colorectal; Pancreatic; Liver; Other Gi Cancers; Ovarian; Cervical; Other Gyn Cancers

Research Keywords

Biostatistics; Bioinformatics; Bayesian Statistics; Adaptive And Sequential Approaches; Clinical Trial Design; Precision Medicine; Personalized Maximum Tolerated Dose; Big Data Analysis

Published Research

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