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Min Zhan, PhD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health


HH, 114A

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-3518

Education and Training

  • Fudan University, B.S. and M.S.

  • Simon Fraser University, M.S. in Applied Statistics

  • University of Waterloo, Ph.D. in Statistics



Dr. Min Zhan is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. She received her Ph.D. degree in Statistics from University of Waterloo in Canada. She has substantial experience in collaborating with biomedical researchers, in the areas of nephrology, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, neurology, and cancer. She has served as biostatistician or co-investigator on more than 20 projects funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Veterans Health Administration Research and Development (VA) or others. She has also served as Principal Investigator for a grant on examining the associations of tamoxifen metabolism and tamoxifen-related side effects with race and smoking in women with breast cancer. One of her current research interests is to examine patient safety incidents in chronic kidney disease.

In addition to research, she also teaches several courses for graduate students and serves on multiple dissertation committees.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Biostatistics, survival analysis, longitudinal studies, applications of statistical methods in clinical research, patient safety, biomarker studies, population-based health surveys, health services research in chronic kidney disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases.

Highlighted Publications

Recent Publications:

Hsu RK, Chai B, Roy JA, Anderson AH, Bansal N, Feldman HI, Go AS, He J, Horwitz EJ, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Ojo A, Sondheimer JH, Townsend RR, Zhan M, Hsu CY; CRIC Study Investigators. Abrupt Decline in Kidney Function Before Initiating Hemodialysis and All-Cause Mortality: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug;68(2):193-202. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.12.025. Epub 2016 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 26830447; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4967032.

Neufeld ME, O'Hara NN, Zhan M, Zhai Y, Broekhuyse HM, Lefaivre KA, Abzug JM, Slobogean GP. Timing of Hip Fracture Surgery and 30-Day Outcomes. Orthopedics. 2016 Jul 25:1-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20160719-07. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27459143.

Settle JR, Maloni HW, Bedra M, Finkelstein J, Zhan M, Wallin MT. Monitoring medication adherence in multiple sclerosis using a novel web-based tool: A pilot study. J Telemed Telecare. 2016 Jun;22(4):225-33. doi: 10.1177/1357633X15597115. Epub 2015 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 26253748.

Fink JC, Doerfler RM, Yoffe MR, Diamantidis CJ, Blumenthal JB, Siddiqui T, Gardner JF, Snitker S, Zhan M. Patient-Reported Safety Events in Chronic Kidney Disease Recorded With an Interactive Voice-Inquiry Dial-Response System: Monthly Report Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2016 May 26;18(5):e125. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5203. PubMed PMID: 27230267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4901187.

Su J, Liao J, Gao L, Shen J, Guarnera MA, Zhan M, Fang H, Stass SA, Jiang F. Analysis of small nucleolar RNAs in sputum for lung cancer diagnosis. Oncotarget. 2016 Feb 2;7(5):5131-42. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.4219. PubMed PMID: 26246471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4868676.