Ding-Geng (Din) Chen

Clinical Professor Department of Biostatistics
Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor School of Social Work
Director of Statistical Development and Consultation School of Social Work

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548C Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Dr. Chen is the Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor and director of the Consortium for Statistical Development and Consultation (CSDC) in the School of Social Work, and is jointly appointed as a clinical professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Health. He is an elected fellow of American Statistical Association.

As a professor in biostatistics, he is interested in developing biostatistical methodologies in clinical trials, meta-analysis, Bayesian statistics and their applications to public health. As a professor in social work, he is interested in developing Bayesian social and health intervention research, cusp catastrophe modelling, statistical causal inferences, propensity score and structural-equation models (SEM). He is PI/Co-PI for several NIH R01 research projects in biostatistical methodology development and public health applications.
Honors and Awards

Elected Fellow
2016, American Statistical Association

Award of Recognition for Significant Contribution
2014, American Statistical Association/Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

Outstanding Leadership Award
2013, American Public Health Association

Meritorious Lecture Plaque
2013, Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium

Representative Courses

Structural Equation Modelling (SOWO 916), Spring 2016, 2017

Multilevel Modelling (SOWO 917), Fall 2015-2017

Research Activities

Biostatistics; clinical trials; adaptive design and analysis; meta-analysis; structural equation modelling; multi-level modelling; cusp catastrophe modelling; methodology development for social interventions

Key Publications

Statistical Causal Inferences and their Applications in Public Health Records. He, H., Pan, W. and Chen, D.G. (2016). Springer.

Innovative Statistical Methods for Public Health Data. Chen, D.G. and Wilson, J.  (2015). Springer.

Clinical Trial Biostatistics and Biopharmaceutical Applications. Young, W. and Chen, D. G.  (2014). Chapman & Hall. FL: Boca Raton..

Applied Meta-Analysis using R. Chen, D. G. and Peace, K. E. (2013). Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton..

Interval-censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications. Chen, D. G., Sun, J. and Peace, K. E.  (2012). Chapman and Hall/CRC, Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton..

Clinical Trial Data Analysis using R. Chen, D.G. and Peace, K.E. (2011). Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton..

Clinical Trial Methodology. Peace, K.E. and Chen, D. G. (2010). Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton..


PhD, Statistics, University of Guelph, 1995

MSC, Statistics, Hunan University, 1987

Diploma, Applied Mathematics, Jishou University, 1981