My Personal Website

Welcome to Panpan Zhang’s personal website. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (tenure track) in the Department of Biostatistics and an Assistant Professor of Neurology (secondary) in the Department of Neurology at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Besides, I am a faculty member within the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC), which is an NIA-funded exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at VUMC.

Prior to joining VUMC, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (DBEI) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Penn), under the supervision of Professor Sharon X. Xie. From 2016 to 2018, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Connecticut.

My Biography

I grew up in Shanghai, China. I received M.A. in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in 2012, and started my doctoral training in the Department of Statistics at the George Washington University in the same year. I got Ph.D. in Statistics in 2016. My dissertation was On Properties of Several Random Networks under the supervision of Professor Hosam M. Mahmoud.



  • Our new method paper “Predictive partly conditional models for longitudinal ordinal outcomes with application to Alzheimer’s disease progression” has been accepted for publication in Statistics in Bioscience; DOI.
  • I am organizing three invited sessions for The 37th New England Statistics Symposium (NESS 2024) that is going to take place in Storrs, CT, USA from May 22 to 24, 2024. They are

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The creation of my personal website is based on the template provided by Professor Stuart Geiger.