Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Yonghua HU, Chair and Professor


The Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Biostatistics were founded in 1951. In 2000, the two Departments merged into the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics after the disciplinary restructuring in the School of Public Health. The current Department Chair is Dr. Yonghua Hu. The Department was approved by the Ministry of Education as the National Key Discipline in 2002, and was approved to establish the National Key Laboratory of Epidemiology (Ministry of Education) in 2003. Major research interests include: the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and infectious diseases, genetic epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, epidemiology of aging, and application of bio-statistical methods.

From 1980 to 2012, the Department hosted 206 national or ministerial key projects, projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and other international collaborative research programs with total research funding of more than 70 million Yuan, among which 24 programs won Science and Technology Achievement Awards and one invention patent. Over the past decade, over 100 manuscripts had been published and cited by Science Citation Index. More than 30 monographs and translations with more than 70 million words were published.


Faculty
The 28 faculty and staff with full-time primary appointments in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are responsible for the major core of our scientific studies and academic activities, including eight Professors, seven Associate Professors (including one Associate Chief Technician), and thirteen Assistant Professors (including three Lead Technicians):
Yonghua HU
Professor, Department Chair. Research interests: epidemiology of non-communicable diseases (NCD), genetic epidemiology
Liming LI
Professor. Research interests: epidemiology of NCD, epidemiology of aging, public health policy and education
Weihua CAO
Professor, Deputy Chair of the Department
Research interests: epidemiology of NCD
Siyan ZHAN
Professor. Deputy Chair of the Department Research interests: pharmaco-epidemiology, evidence-based Medicine
Xiaoping KANG
Professor. Research interests:
reproductive health, population dynamics
Min LIU
Professor. Research interests:
epidemiology of infectious diseases, maternal reproductive health
Yangfeng WU
Professor. Research interests:
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology
Dafang CHEN
Professor. Research interests:
molecular epidemiology
Hong WANG
Associate Professor ,Research interests:
maternal reproductive health, genetic epidemiology
Hongyuan WANG
Associate Professor,Research interests:
data analysis and study design of clinical trials
Kai LI
Associate Professor,Research interests:
application of statistical methods
Tao WANG
Associate Professor,Research interests:
cancer epidemiology
Jun LV
Associate Professor,Research interests:
epidemiology of NCD
Jin LI
Associate Chief Technician, Research interests:
molecular epidemiology
Tao WU
Associate Professor, Deputy Chair of the Department Research interests: epidemiology of NCD, genetic epidemiology
 

Teaching
Up to year 2011, the Department has trained over four hundred Master graduates including more than one hundred MPH graduates, and 110 doctoral graduates. Thirty-one doctoral students and 69 mater students (including MPH students) are currently studying in the Department.

Courses for undergraduate students:
Epidemiology,Biostatistics, Evidence-based Medicine.

Courses for graduate students:
Epidemiological Methods, Advanced Biostatistics, Genetic Epidemiology, Advanced Epidemiology, AIDS Epidemiology, Pharmaco-epidemiology, Epidemiology of Aging, Study Design for Medical Research, Data Mining in Medical Researches, Methods for Health and Social Studies.
The chief editors of college textbook Epidemiology (2nd edition to 7th edition) were all faculty members of the Department.
Teaching awards: the course for undergraduates Epidemiology was named the National Excellent Course in 2009.
Scientific Research
The Department is currently hosting and participating two National 11th Five-year Plan Key Programs of China, one National Natural Science Foundation of China Key project, nine National Natural Science Foundation projects, six ministry level research projects, one Beijing Natural Science Foundation key project, and two other collaborative research projects. Listed below are the representative projects hosted by the Department in recent five years:

Projects
Family based cohort study on the common non-communicable chronic diseases of the populations in the rural communities of northern China
Funding Agencies
National Natural Science Foundation Key Project
PIs
Pro. Yonghua HU
Years
2012-2017

Projects
Cohort study on environmental epidemiology in China
Funding Agencies
Special public health research project funded by the Ministry of Health
PIs
Pro. Liming LI
Years
2011-2015


Projects
Community based study on advanced technologies of early detection and warning of fever and diarrhea
Funding Agencies
863 project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology
PIs
Pro. Min LIU
Years
2008-2010

 

Projects
Community Interventions for Health
Funding Agencies
Oxford Health Alliance
PIs
Pro. Liming LI
Years
2008-2010


Projects
The comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of Beijing 0 antihypertensive drug
Funding Agencies
Beijing Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
PIs
Pro. Yonghua HU
Years
2007-2010

 

Projects
The study on adverse drug reactions of anti-tuberculosis drugs in National Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Plan
Funding Agencies
China CDC
PIs
Pro. Siyan ZHAN
Years
2007-2009
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Location: 2nd, 3rd and 5th floors of the School of Public Health Building in Peking University Health Science Center
Tel:+86-10-82801528
Contact person: Dr. Yiqun WU
E-mail:qywu118@163.com