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Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Faculty Profile

  • Yong Lin, PhD

  • Professor

  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • CV


Phase I, II, III clinical study design; adaptive designs in clinical trials; precision medicine with biomarkers; mixture model analysis; zero-inflated models; cure-rate models

Research Interests
Dr. Yong Lin received his PhD in Statistics from Statistics Department of the Pennsylvania State University in 1997. Currently he is a tenured professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health of Rutgers University. He holds a joint appointment in the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Research Highlights

Dr. Yong Lin’s research interests include statistical methodologies and applications. The methodological research has mostly been on the designs of clinical trials, especially on Phase I, II, and III, adaptive design, designs for precision medicine, and mixture model approaches including zero-inflated models and cure-rate models among others. The collaborative research includes clinical trials, epidemiology studies, genetic studies, and laboratory and animal studies. His research has led to publications of over 160 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, with more forthcoming. These papers were published in many esteemed peer-reviewed journals in the areas of statistical methodology, cancer research, and epidemiological research including Biometrics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Statistics in Medicine, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, Statistics and Probability Letters, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, etc. Many of the publications were highly cited: the most number of citations was 152 for a statistical methodological paper and 422 for a collaborative paper, the total number of citation is 6262 with h-index of 42 and i10-index of 101, and the 10 most cited papers have the averaged 235 citations, as of January 2019. The collaborative works have also led to many grants from the NIH/NCI, in which he participated as a co-investigator or biostatistician.

Select Publications
Fang, F., Lin, Y., Shih, W., Lu, S., Zhu, G. (2018) "Evaluation of performance of adaptive designs based on treatment effect intervals", International Journal of Statistics and Probability Vol. 7

Shih, W., Lin, Y. (2018) "Relative efficiency of precision medicine designs for clinical trials with predictive biomarkers.", Statistics in medicine Vol. 37

Wang, P., Lu, S., Lin, Y., Shih, W., Lan, K. (2017) "Two-stage winner designs for non-inferiority trials with pre-specified non-inferiority margin", Journal of Statistical Panning and Inference Vol. 183

Shih, W., Lin, Y. (2017) "On study designs and hypotheses for clinical trials with predictive biomarkers.", Contemporary clinical trials Vol. 62

Scholarly Activities
21 Peer-Reviewed Statistical and Medical Journals

2 Editorial Boards of Peer-Reviewed Statistical Journals

ENAR of IBS (2018)

Princeton-Trenton Chapter of ASA (2018)

International Biometrics Society (IBS) (1999)

American Statistical Association (ASA) (1999)