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Hongmei Zhang
Hongmei Zhang
Hongmei Zhang, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology,
Biostatistics, and Environmental Health
Contact information:
Phone: 901-678-4707
Robison Hall 224
Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
  • M.S., Iowa State University

Research Interests

  • Bayesian methods
  • Statistic methods in Bioinformatics
  • Research focus: variable selection, clustering methods, and measurement error modeling

Ongoing Grants

  • Phenomics: Joint clustering to associate changes in allergy and asthma over time (R21) (PI) Funding Source: NIAID/NIH
  • Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of allergy in a multigenerational cohort (R01) (Co-I. PI: Wilfried Karmaus) Funding Source: NIAID/NIH
  • Vitamin D and Related Genes, Race, and Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness (Co-I. PI: Susan Steck) Funding Source: DOD
  • Use of a Community-University Partnership to Eliminate Environmental Stressors (P50) (Co-I. PI: Sacoby Wilson) Funding Source: NIH (no cost extension)

Software Packages

We are updating the ttScreening package according to the newly released R package 3.0.1. To allow users to continue using ttScreening, we included the source codes below:

Click here to access the source code file.

Programs and example data sets for variable selection in semi-parametric models

a.     Readme file
b.     VarSelection.Linear.standard.R
c.     VarSelection.Linear.MH.R
d.     VarSelection.Probit.R
e.     Linear.Example3.txt
f.      Probit.Example3.txt

Click here to download these files.

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