Yihong Zhao, PhD, MPhil, BS

  • Professor of Data Sciences (in Nursing) at CUMC
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Yihong Zhao, PhD, is a professor of data science at Columbia University School of Nursing.  She has extensive experience in providing statistical consulting services to investigators. Her research focuses on developing and/or applying statistical and machine learning methods to dissect relationships among genetic factors, neurophenotypes, and psychiatric behaviors, aiming to reveal key insights into biological mechanisms underlying psychiatric conditions. She is currently using advanced analytical methods to investigate brain-behavior relationships in the developing brain. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Leon Levy Foundation, and Children and Screens.

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  • Professor of Data Sciences (in Nursing) at CUMC


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