Selected Publications

Causal inference for randomized clincial trials

Statistical methods for test-negative designs in infectious disease research

Statistical methods for brain imaging



  • IMS New Researcher Travel Award, 2024.
  • Election to membership of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (honor for excellence in scholarship), 2021.
  • Best student paper runner-up, ASA Biopharmaceutical Section, 2021.
  • Margaret Merrell Award (awarded to one doctoral student per year for outstanding research), Johns Hopkins University Department of Biostatistics, 2021.
  • Distinguished student paper award, ENAR International Biometric Society, 2021.
  • Student paper award, the Statistical Meeting in Imaging, 2020.
  • Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) Scholarship, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Johns Hopkins University, 2017-2021.
  • Shanghai outstanding undergraduate student (for top 1% senior-year undergraduate students), 2016.
  • Fudan University undergraduate research fellowship, 2015-2016.
  • National Scholarship (for top 1% undergraduate students in China per year), 2014-2015.
  • Shanghai Scholarship (for top 5% undergraduate students in Shanghai), 2013.

Invited Commentary Articles

Invited talks

  • Model-robust and efficient inference for cluster-randomized experiments, Society for Clinical Trials Annual Meeting, May 2023.
  • Randomization Inference for Cluster-Randomized Test-Negative Designs with Application to Dengue Studies, Scientific meeting of the World Mosquito Program, February 2022.
  • Model-Robust Inference for Clinical Trials that Improve Precision by Stratified Randomization and Adjustment for Additional Baseline Variables.
    • ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, September 2021
    • Novartis Statistics Seminar, September 2021
    • JSM, August 2021
    • Johns Hopkins University Biostatistics Departmental Seminar, September 2020
    • ENAR, March 2020
  • Semiparametric Partial Common Principal Component Analysis for Covariance Matrices. SMI, May 2020.