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Richard Zink, PhD

Richard Zink, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
  • TARGET PharmaSolutions
  • 2520 Meridian Parkway, Suite 105
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • USA

Richard C. Zink is Senior Director of Data Management and Statistics at TARGET PharmaSolutions. He is the 2019 Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, host of the Biopharmaceutical Section Statistics Podcast, and Associate Editor for the DIA journal Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science. Richard is an author, editor, and contributor to eight books on statistical topics in clinical trials and clinical research. He holds a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics.

Research Activities

-Real world data/evidence, analysis of safety endpoints, subgroup identification for patients with enhanced treatment response, and risk-based monitoring and fraud detection in clinical trials. 

-American Statistical Association Biopharmaceutical Section Safety Scientific Working Group

-American Statistical Association Biopharmaceutical Section Real-World Data/Evidence Scientific Working Group

Service Activities

-2019 Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association

-Host of the Biopharmaceutical Section Statistics Podcast

-Associate Editor for the DIA journal Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science


Key Publications

Understanding the influence of individual variables contributing to multivariate outliers in assessments of data quality. Zink R. C., Castro-Schilo L., and Ding J. (2018). Pharmaceutical Statistics, 17.

Sources of safety data and statistical strategies for design and analysis: Clinical trials. Zink R.C., Marchenko O., Sanchez-Kam M., Ma H., and Jiang Q. (2018). Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science, 52.

Advanced randomization-based methods in clinical trials. Zink R.C., Koch G.G., Chung Y., and Wiener L.E. (2017). Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS: A Practical Guide, Second Edition.

Education

PhD, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003

MS, Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999

BS, Mathematics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1996

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