Dr. Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health and affiliated with Yale Center for Analytical Sciences and Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Her main research focuses on the development of statistical and machine learning methods to analyze large-scale complex data (imaging, -omics, EHRs), Bayesian methods, feature selection, predictive modeling, data integration, missing data and network analysis. She has strong interests in biomedical research areas including mental health, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, etc. Dr. Zhao received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Emory University and postdoc training at Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Yale, she was an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine.