Yong Lin, PhD
Yong Lin, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Dr. Lin is also a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Lin earned his doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University.
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.