Ying Kuen Cheung, PhD

  • Professor of Biostatistics
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Dr. Ying Kuen K Cheung's primary research interests include experimental design, with an expertise in early phase clinical trials in cancer and stroke, both significant public health concerns especially in the aging population. Efficient statistical designs facilitate the screening of potential treatments and identification of appropriate dose ranges of treatments, while maintaining the safety of consented patients. Dr. Cheung has served on the steering committee or as an investigator in many Mailman School and Columbia-initiated and commercially-sponsored studies.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Biostatistics

Administrative Titles

  • Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin
  • BS, University of Wisconsin

Committees, Societies, Councils

Member, International Biometric Society


Research Interests

  • Biostatistical Methods

Global Health Activities

Joint Statistical Meeting (2005): Dr. Cheung serves as poster chair on the program committee, where he coordinates contributed poster sections and organizes invited poster sections.