Haoyu Zhou

PhD Student, Epidemiology
Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Haoyu Zhou is a first-year epidemiology PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University’s College of Public Health. He graduated from New York University with an MS degree in biostatistics. He developed an interest in applying machine learning approaches in public health problems during his master’s program and dug into more about the complex methodology of statistics in epidemiology as he started working with Dr. Donna L. Coffman in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

He is currently working on projects related to weighting in causal inference under various simulated data settings. He has also been collaborating with Dr. Coffman and other developers on an R package named twangMediation for mediation analysis. 

While keeping a focus on methodology in epidemiology, Haoyu is actively cultivating his interests in specific content areas including substance use and obtaining more comprehensive knowledge and skills in clinical trials.