Yingye Zheng

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Biostatistics & Biomathematics
Associate Member, Appointed: 2007
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Affiliate Associate Professor, Appointed: 2008
Professional Headshot of Yingye Zheng

Mailing Address

1100 Fairview Ave. N.
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-7580
Fax: (206) 667-7004


Ph.D., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 2002.
M.S., University of Washington, Biostatistics, 1999.
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Psychology, 1997.
B.S., Peking University, Psychology, 1992.

Research Interests

My research interests have been in the statistical methods for longitudinal data with time-to-event outcome, with a focus on using semi-parametric methods for estimating time-dependent ROC curves which are useful for evaluating the ability of longitudinal biomarkers or algorithms to identify cancer early, or signal disease prognosis. I am also interested in statistical methods for family-based genetic association studies. I am presently providing support to a number of research proposals and applications in the cancer prevention research program, including serving as an investigator in the DMCC of the Early Detection Research Network.


(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

Chinese, Mandarin: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)
English: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)

Honors and Awards

2006, Best Paper in Biometrics during 2004-2005, award selection by journal editors, International Biometeric Society
2003, Senior Biostatistics Student Award, University of Washington
1996, Division 20 'Completed Research Competition' Award, American Psychological Association
1994-1995, Merit Based Graduate Fellowship, Washington University
1989-1990, GuangHua Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University

Previous Positions

2002-2008, Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Biostatistics
2002-2007, Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
2000-2002, Dissertation Research, University of Washington, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Biostatistics
1997-2002, Research Assistant, Group Health Cooperative, Center for Health Studies
1996-1997, Teaching Assistant, University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
1995-1997, Research Assistant, University of Washington, Aging and Develpment Program, Psychology


Recent Publications

Tiro JA, Kamineni A, Levin TR, Zheng Y, Schottinger JS, Rutter CM, Corley DA, Skinner CS, Chubak J, Doubeni CA et al..  2014.  The CRC screening process in community settings: A conceptual model for the Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens Consortium.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Cai T, Zheng Y.  2013.  Resampling Procedures for Making Inference under Nested Case-control Studies.. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 108(504):1532-1544. Abstract