Kevin Zhang, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research

Kevin Zhang is a trained evaluation statistician and demographer with extensive experience and technical expertise in cancer surveillance, evaluation methods, demographic modeling, cancer data standards and data linkages, spatial-temporal analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS). He directs several Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer surveillance projects, including the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Cancer Surveillance System (CCS) and Enhancing Cancer Registry Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) projects. He also served as a senior advisor on the CDC HIV/AIDS Data Coordination Center project and provided technical leadership for several state cancer registry projects. Dr. Zhang has consulted for CDC and other national organizations such as North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) on a wide range of important issues relating to cancer surveillance, including data collection, data standards, statistical methods, and data security. He served on the NAACCR GIS data standards committee and contributed to writing a chapter of NAACCR’s Standards for Cancer Registries (Vol. III). Dr. Zhang has actively participated in CDC-led epidemiologic studies using cancer surveillance data, contributing to chapters in a colorectal cancer monograph and an HPV-related cancer monograph. He has published numerous articles in the fields of cancer surveillance, statistical analysis, GIS, and evaluation.

Dr. Zhang has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods for Evaluation/Decision Sciences from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Demography from Sun Yat-Sen University in China, and an M.A. in Urban Planning from Morgan State University.

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