Huaizhen Qin, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Huaizhen Qin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. He received his first PhD degree in Mathematical Statistics with a focus on Survey Sampling from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He expanded his theoretical research to sensitivity analysis in Econometrics at City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Qin then received his second PhD degree in Mathematical Sciences with a focus on Statistical Genetics from Michigan Technological University, followed by postdoctoral training in Genetic Epidemiology at Case Western Reserve University. Over the years, he has contributed a set of methodological and theoretical innovations for: (1) localizing genetic determinants of complex diseases in multi-ethnic populations; (2) mining omics data from small- and large-replicate experiments; and (3) designing nationwide complex sampling surveys and diagnosing model sensitivity in econometrics. Dr. Qin’s current research focuses on genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics for human complex diseases, i.e., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and alcohol and nicotine co-addiction. The long-term goal of his research is to discover novel multi-omics biomarkers and causal pathways inherent in complex diseases. He has been intensively developing effective analytical algorithms and applying them to dig big heterogeneous data of genomics, epi-genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and microbiomics. He is experienced in advising and mentoring MS, MPH, and PhD students.