Dr. Jing Hua Zhao (赵京华)


MRC Epidemiology Unit
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine




Professional Preparation


Investigator Scientist/Statistician, Genetics, MRC Epidemiology Unit, 2005-present.

PhD (Statistical Genetics), Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 2004.

Statistician, Social and Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 2002-2005.

Research worker/Lecturer, Division of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 1996-2002.   

Visiting Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health & Channing Laboratory, Medical School, Harvard University, 1994-1996.   

Research Associate, Center for Health Statistics Information, Ministry of Health, PR China, 1988-1994.

MSc (MPH, Medical Statistics), Fudan (Shanghai Medical) University, China, 1988.

Bachelor (MD, Public Health), Shandong (Medical) University, China, 1985.


Selected Publications

    Xue F. Li S. Luan J. Yuan Z. Luben RN. Khaw KT. Wareham NJ. Loos RJ. Zhao JH. A latent variable partial least squares path modeling approach to regional association and polygenic effect with applications to a human obesity study. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031927
    Zhao JH. and Luan J. Mixed Modeling with Whole Genome Data. Journal of Probability and Statistics, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 485174, 16 pages. doi: 10.1155/2012/485174
    Zhao JH. Gap: genetic analysis package. J Stat Soft 2007;23(8):1-18 Open access publication
    Zhao JH, JA Luan, F Baksh, Q Tan. Mining gene networks with application to GAW15 problem 1. BMC Proceedings 2007;1(Suppl 1):S52
    Tan Q, Christiansen L, Brasch-Andersen C, Zhao JH, Kruse TA, Christensen K. Retrospective analysis of main and interaction effects in genetic association studies of human complex traits. BMC Genetics 2007;8:70
    Zhao JH, JA Luan, Q Tan, R Loos, N Wareham. Analysis of Large Genomic Data in Silico: The EPIC-Norfolk Study of Obesity. In DS Huang, L Heutte, and M Loog (Eds). ICIC2007, CCIS 2 Advanced Intelligent Computing Theories and Applications with Aspects of Contemporary Intelligent Computing Technologies 781-790.
    Zhao JH, Q Tan. Genetic dissection of complex traits in silico: approaches, problems and solutions. Curr Bioinformatics 2006;1(3):359-369
    Zhao JH, Q Tan. Integrated analysis of genetic data with R. Hum Genomics 2006;2(4):258-265
    Tan Q, K Christensen, L Christiansen, L Bathum, S Li, JH Zhao, TK Kruse. Haplotype association analysis of human disease traits using multi-locus genotype data of unrelated subjects. Genetical Res 2005;86:223-231
    Zhao JH. Mixed-effects Cox models of alcohol dependence in extended families. BMC Genetics 2005;6(Suppl 1):S127
    Zhao JH, EJ Brunner, M Kumari, A Singh-Manoux, E Hawe, PJ Talmud, MG Marmot, SE Humphries. Longitudinal study of APOE polymorphism, socioeconomic status and cognitive function in later mid-life: the Whitehall II study. Soc Psychiatr and Psychiatr Epidemiol 2005;40:557-563

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