Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Shouhao Zhou, PhD

Shouhao Zhou, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Scientific Program:Experimental Therapeutics

Research Interests

Dr. Shouhao Zhou's research focuses on the development of statistical methods for Bayesian model selection, meta-analysis, biomarker dynamic prediction, clinical trial and experimental design and estimation of drug synergism in combination studies, with applications in leukemia, lymphoma, glioma, imaging and medical physics, among many others.

Dr. Zhou served as co-leader of biostatistics core at Lymphoma SPORE, lead statistician/co-investigator of GBM and B-cell lymphoma moonshot programs at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and has held various NIH grants. He has been a statistical consultant and collaborator for academic research in medical sciences for many years and is enthusiastic to develop tailored solutions for both pre-clinical and clinical research that would have significant real-life implications.

  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Survival
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
  • Clinical Trials
  • Radiotherapy
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Neck
  • Mutation

Recent Publications


Liu, W, Qdaisat, A, Lopez, G, Narayanan, S, Underwood, S, Spano, M, Reddy, A, Guo, Y, Zhou, S, Yeung, SC, Bruera, E, Garcia, MK & Cohen, L 2019, 'Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients: Clinical Characteristics and Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis as Predictors of Treatment Response', Integrative Cancer Therapies, vol. 18.
Liu, W, Qdaisat, A, Soliman, PT, Ramondetta, L, Lopez, G, Narayanan, S, Zhou, S, Cohen, L, Bruera, E & Yeung, SCJ 2019, 'Hypomagnesemia and Survival in Patients with Ovarian Cancer Who Received Chemotherapy with Carboplatin', Oncologist, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. e312-e317.
Fried, DA, Sadeghi-Nejad, H, Gu, D, Zhou, S, He, W, Giordano, SH, Pentakota, SR, Demissie, K, Helmer, D & Shen, C 2019, 'Impact of serious mental illness on the treatment and mortality of older patients with locoregional high-grade (nonmetastatic) prostate cancer: retrospective cohort analysis of 49 985 SEER-Medicare patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2013', Cancer medicine, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2612-2622.
Liu, W, Qdaisat, A, Yeung, J, Lopez, G, Weinberg, J, Zhou, S, Cohen, L, Bruera, E & Yeung, SCJ 2019, 'The Association Between Common Clinical Characteristics and Postoperative Morbidity and Overall Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma', Oncologist, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 529-536.


Shen, C, Dasari, A, Gu, D, Chu, Y, Zhou, S, Xu, Y, Halperin, D, Fu, S, Yao, JC & Shih, YCT 2018, 'Costs of Cancer Care for Elderly Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors', PharmacoEconomics, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 1005-1013.
Elhalawani, H, Ger, RB, Mohamed, ASR, Awan, MJ, Ding, Y, Li, K, Fave, XJ, Beers, AL, Driscoll, B, Hormuth, DA, Van Houdt, PJ, He, R, Zhou, S, Mathieu, KB, Li, H, Coolens, C, Chung, C, Bankson, JA, Huang, W, Wang, J, Sandulache, VC, Lai, SY, Howell, RM, Stafford, RJ, Yankeelov, TE, Van Der Heide, UA, Frank, SJ, Barboriak, DP, Hazle, JD, Court, LE, Kalpathy-Cramer, J & Fuller, CD 2018, 'Data descriptor: Dynamic contrastenhanced magnetic resonance imaging for head and neck cancers', Scientific Data, vol. 5, 180008.
Ferguson, SD, Zhou, S, Xiu, J, Hashimoto, Y, Sanai, N, Kim, L, Kesari, S, de Groot, J, Spetzler, D & Heimberger, AB 2018, 'Ependymomas overexpress chemoresistance and DNA repairrelated proteins', Oncotarget, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 7822-7831.
Shen, C, Dasari, A, Xu, Y, Zhou, S, Gu, D, Chu, Y, Halperin, DM, Shih, YT & Yao, JC 2018, 'Pre-existing Symptoms and Healthcare Utilization Prior to Diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Tumors: A SEER-Medicare Database Study', Scientific reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 16863.
Ger, RB, Yang, J, Ding, Y, Jacobsen, MC, Cardenas, CE, Fuller, CD, Howell, RM, Li, H, Stafford, RJ, Zhou, S & Court, LE 2018, 'Synthetic head and neck and phantom images for determining deformable image registration accuracy in magnetic resonance imaging', Medical Physics, vol. 45, no. 9, pp. 4315-4321.
Liu, W, Qdaisat, A, Yeung, J, Lopez, G, Weinberg, J, Zhou, S, Cohen, L, Bruera, E & Yeung, SJ 2018, 'The association between common clinical characteristics and postoperative morbidity and overall survival in patients with glioblastoma', The Oncologist.


Zhou, S, Shen, C & Lee, JJ 2017, Assessment of Drug Interactions with Repeated Measurements. in New Advances in Statistics and Data Science. Springer, pp. 277-292.
Jensen, CT, Chahin, A, Amin, VD, Khalaf, AM, Elsayes, KM, Wagner-Bartak, N, Zhao, B, Zhou, S & Bedi, DG 2017, 'Qualitative Slow Blood Flow in Lower Extremity Deep Veins on Doppler Sonography: Quantitative Assessment and Preliminary Evaluation of Correlation With Subsequent Deep Venous Thrombosis Development in a Tertiary Care Oncology Center', Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 1867-1874.
Wang, Q, Zhou, S, Court, LE, Verma, V, Koay, EJ, Zhang, L, Zhang, W, Tang, C, Lin, S, Welsh, JD, Blum, M, Betancourt, S, Maru, D, Hofstetter, WL & Chang, JY 2017, 'Radiomics predicts clinical outcome in primary gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma treated by chemo/radiotherapy and surgery', Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology, vol. 3, pp. 37-42.


Gabrusiewicz , K, Rodriguez, B, Wei, J, Hashimoto, Y, Healy, LM, Maiti, SN, Thomas, G, Zhou, S & et al. 2016, 'Glioblastoma-inltrated innate immune cells resemble M0 macrophage phenotype', JCI insight, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. e85841.



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