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University Lecturer in Statistics.


Research Interest: Causal Inference, Methodology for Large-Scale Problems, Applications in Genetics, Epidemiology, and Social Sciences.


A Mendelian randomization study of the role of lipoprotein subfractions in coronary artery disease.
Q Zhao, J Wang, Z Miao, NR Zhang, S Hennessy, DS Small, DJ Rader
– eLife
Mendelian randomisation with coarsened exposures
MJ Tudball, J Bowden, RA Hughes, A Ly, MR Munafò, K Tilling, Q Zhao, G Davey Smith
– Genetic epidemiology
BETS: The dangers of selection bias in early analyses of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Q Zhao, N Ju, S Bacallado, RD Shah
– Annals of Applied Statistics
Causal relationship and shared genetic loci between psoriasis and type 2 diabetes through trans-disease meta-analysis
MT Patrick, PE Stuart, H Zhang, Q Zhao, X Yin, K He, X-J Zhou, NN Mehta, JJ Voorhees, M Boehnke, JE Gudjonsson, RP Nair, SK Handelman, JT Elder, DJ Liu, LC Tsoi
– The Journal of investigative dermatology
Quantifying and addressing the prevalence and bias of study designs in the environmental and social sciences.
AP Christie, D Abecasis, M Adjeroud, JC Alonso, T Amano, A Anton, BP Baldigo, R Barrientos, JE Bicknell, DA Buhl, J Cebrian, RS Ceia, L Cibils-Martina, S Clarke, J Claudet, MD Craig, D Davoult, A De Backer, MK Donovan, TD Eddy, FM França, JPA Gardner, BP Harris, A Huusko, IL Jones, BP Kelaher, JS Kotiaho, A López-Baucells, HL Major, A Mäki-Petäys, B Martín, CA Martín, PA Martin, D Mateos-Molina, RA McConnaughey, M Meroni, CFJ Meyer, K Mills, M Montefalcone, N Noreika, C Palacín, A Pande, CR Pitcher, C Ponce, M Rinella, R Rocha, MC Ruiz-Delgado, JJ Schmitter-Soto, JA Shaffer, S Sharma, AA Sher, D Stagnol, TR Stanley, KDE Stokesbury, A Torres, O Tully, T Vehanen, C Watts, Q Zhao, WJ Sutherland
– Nat Commun
Letter to the editor: Generation interval for COVID-19 based on symptom onset data
S Bacallado, Q Zhao, N Ju
– Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Statistical inference in two-sample summary-data Mendelian randomization using robust adjusted profile score
Q Zhao, J Wang, G Hemani, J Bowden, DS Small
– The Annals of Statistics
Selecting and Ranking Individualized Treatment Rules With Unmeasured Confounding
B Zhang, J Weiss, DS Small, Q Zhao
– Journal of the American Statistical Association
Powerful three-sample genome-wide design and robust statistical inference in summary-data Mendelian randomization.
Q Zhao, Y Chen, J Wang, DS Small
– International Journal of Epidemiology
Causal Interpretations of Black-Box Models
Q Zhao, T Hastie
– Journal of Business & Economic Statistics
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