Meng Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor, The Merinoff Center for Patient-Oriented Research,
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Associate Research Statistician, Biostatistics Unit, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Professions, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Phone: (516) 562-0300
Email: mzhang1@northwell.edu

About the Investigator

Dr. Zhang is currently an assistant professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Northwell Health. She collaborates with the physicians, fellows and other researchers in the Department of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital in their medical research. Specifically, she provides statistical consulting services and perform statistical duties including study design, data management, data manipulation and statistical analysis.

Dr. Zhang writes statistical sections for protocols, grant applications and medical papers. She also develops statistical methodologies to solve unique statistical problems. Previously, she was a biostatistician at the Department of Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery and Associate Research Scientist at New York University School of Medicine. She obtained her PhD in Biostatistics from the Department of Population Health, at New York University.

Research Focus

Dr. Zhang’s research interest includes multilevel modelling, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, clinical trials, meta-analysis and machine learning. Currently, She conducts research about linking US Census Bureau census-tract level socioeconomic data with patient level data simply by patient addresses, to identify risk factors at both levels for treatment outcomes through multilevel models. She is also conducting research in capture-recapture modeling to estimate the population size of certain diseases in defined areas and the population mean of covariates.

Education

New York University
Degree: PhD
2011
Field of Study: Biostatistics

Washington State University
Degree: MS
2005
Field of Study: Statistics

University of New Brunswick
Degree: MA
2003
Field of Study: Economics

Nankai University
Degree: BA
2001
Field of Study: Economics

Honors and Awards

2005-2011 Fellowship, Division of Biostatistics, New York University, New York, NY

Publications
  1. So-Young Kim, Meng Zhang, Richard Bockman “Bone Mineral Density Response from Teriparatide in Patients with Osteoporosis.” HSS Journal, Forthcoming, 2017
  2. Gordon JK, Girish G, Berrocal V, Zhang M, Hatzis C, Assassi S, Bernstein E, Domsic RT, Hant FN, Hinchcliff M, Schiopu E, Steen V, Frech T, Khanna. “Reliability and Validity of the Tender and Swollen Joint Counts and Modified Rodnan Skin Score in Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis.” Arthritis Care & Research, Forthcoming, 2017
  3. Yelnik CM, Richey M, Haiduc V, Everett S, Zhang M and Erkan D. “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Counseling Program for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). October, 2016
  4. Goodman, Susan, Mandl, Lisa, Parks, Michael, Zhang, Meng, McHugh, Kelly, Lee, You-Yu, Nguyen, Joseph, Russell, Linda, Bogardus, Margaret, Figgie, Mark, Bass, Anne. “Disparities in TKA Outcomes: Census Tract Data Show Interactions Between Race and Poverty.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, June, 2016: 1-10.
  5. Lisa A. Mandl, Ting-Jung Pan, Meng Zhang, Tina Bailey, Eric Greenberg, Mayu Sasaki, Patricia Quinlan, Michael Parks and Steven K. Magid. “Falls Among Hospitalized Orthopedic Patients: A Prospective Case-Control Study. Poster Presentation.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orlando, FL. March 1-5, 2016
  6. Lisa A. Mandl, Rebecca Zhu, Meng Zhang, Wei-Ti Huang, Michael M. Alexiades, Mark P. Figgie, Susan M. Goodman. “Short Term Total Hip Arthroplasty Outcomes in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriatic Skin Disease, and Osteoarthritis.” Arthritis & Rheumatology, February 2016;68(2): 410-417
  7. Susan M. Goodman, Beverly Johnson, Meng Zhang, Wei-Ti Huang, Rebecca Zhu, Mark Figgie, Michael Alexiades and Lisa A Mandl. “Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients have Similar Excellent Outcomes after Total Knee Replacement Compared with Osteoarthritis Patients.” The Journal of Rheumatology, January 2016; 43(1):46-53.
  8. Jessica Berman, Juliet Aizer, Meng Zhang, Anne R. Bass, Irene Blanco, Anne Davidson, Theodore R. Fields, Jane Kang, Leslie Kerr, Deana M. Lazaro, Stephen A. Paget and Michael H. Pillinger. “Differing Perspectives between Doctor, Nurse and Patient Views on Professionalism and Empathy: An Inter-Professional 360-Degree Rheumatology Objective Structured Clinical Examination. Presentation.” American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  9. Elizabeth Schulman, Meng Zhang, Susan M. Goodman, Kayte Andersen, Daming Lin, ,Carol Hitchon, Gilles Boire, Shahin Jamal, J.Carter Thorne, Diane Tin, E.C. Keystone, Boulos Haraoui, Janet E. Pope, Vivian P. Bykerk. “High Body Mass Index Negatively Impacts Time to Achieving Sustained Remission in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results from a Multicenter Early Arthritis Cohort Study.” Presentation. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  10. Gordon JK, Girish G, Berrocal V, Zhang M, Hatzis C, Assassi S, Bernstein E, Domsic RT, Hant FN, Hinchcliff M, Schiopu E, Steen V, Frech T, Khanna. “Reliability and Validity of the Total Joint Count and Swollen Joint Count in Early Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis.” Presentation. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  11. Gordon JK, Zhang M, Assassi S, Bernstein E, Domsic RT, Hant F, Hinchcliff M, Khanna D,  Shah AA, Shanmugam V, Steen V, Frech T. “Interrater Reliability of Nailfold Capillaroscopy using Widefield Microscopy.” Poster. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  12. Susan M. Goodman, Rivka Friedlander, Caroline Figgie, Alessandra B. Pernis, Cristina T. Rozo, Edward F. DiCarlo, Ellen M. Gravallese, Laura T. Donlin, Mark P. Figgie, Reena Khianey, Meng Zhang, Kathleen Andersen, Anh Hoang, Luvana Chowdhury, Vivian Bykerk. “Histologic Scoring of Arthroplasty Synovial Samples May Predict RA Flare.” Poster. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  13. Susan M. Goodman, Rivka Friedlander, Caroline Figgie, Kathleen Andersen, Anh Hoang, Meng Zhang, Alessandra B. Pernis, Cristina T. Rozo, Edward F. DiCarlo, Mark P. Figgie, Laura T. Donlin, and Vivian P. Bykerk. “Flares Occur Frequently in RA Patients Undergoing Arthroplasty.” Poster. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. November 6-11 2015
  14. Graffeo CS, Dietrich A, Grobelny B, Zhang M, Goldberg JD, Golfinos JG, Lebowitz R, Kleinberg D, Placantonakis DG. “A Panoramic View of the Skull Base: Systematic Review of Open and Endoscopic Endonasal Approaches to Four Lesions.” Pituitary, September 8, 2013.
  15. Farmer, B. M.; Nelson, L. S.; Tunik, M. G.; Graham, M. E.; Bendzans, C.; McCrillis, A.; Portelli, I; Zhang, M.; Goldberg, J. D.; Goldfrank, L. R.. “The Agent Profile: Sixteen Attributes as a Framework for Risk Determination and Response to Agents of Opportunity in Academic Medical Centers.” Clinical Toxicology (Philadelphia). 2010; 48(3):256-256.
  16. Farmer, Brenna , Nelson, Lewis S., Graham, Margaret E., Bendzans, Carly, McCrillis, Aileen M.,  Portelli, Ian, Zhang, Meng, Goldberg, Judith, Rosenberg, Sheldon D., Goldfrank, Lewis R., Tunik, Michael. “Developing a Consensus Framework and Risk Profile for Agents of Opportunity in Academic Medical Centers: Implications for Public Health Preparedness.” Journal of Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness Volume 4(4), December 2010, p 318-325.
  17. Graham ME, Tunik MG, Farmer BM, Bendzans C, McCrillis AM, Nelson LS, Portelli I, Smith S, Goldberg JD, Zhang Meng, Rosenberg SD, Goldfrank LR. “Agent of opportunity risk mitigation: people, engineering, and security efficacy.” Journal of Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness Volume 4(4), December 2010, p 291-299.
  18. Farmer BM, Nelson LS, Tunik MG, Graham ME, Bendzans C, McCrillis A, Portelli I, Zhang M, Goldberg J, Goldfrank LR. “The Agent Profile: Sixteen Attributes as a Framework for Risk Determination and Response to Agents of Opportunity (AOs) in Academic Medical Centers (AMCs).” Poster. International Congress of the European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists. Bordeaux, France. May 11-14 2010.
  19. Greenberg, Alissa K., Rimal, Binaya, Felner, Kevin, Zafar, Subooha , Hung, Jerry, Eylers, Ellen, Phalan, Brendan, Zhang, Meng, Goldberg, Judith D., Crawford, Bernard, Rom, William N., Naidich, David, and Merali, Salim. “S-Adenosylmethionine as a Biomarker for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer.” Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases February 1, 2008 46:3 467-471.
  20. Ruggeri, Joe, Huang, Haifang and Zhang, Meng. “Dimensions of Health Care Sustainability.” Health Care in Canada: Demographic and Fiscal Issues, Policy Studies Center 2003, 43-74.

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