Ding-Geng Chen

425 N 5th St
Exec Director (FSC) & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
DTPHX Campus


Dr. (Din) Ding-Geng Chen is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and currently the executive director and professor in biostatistics at the College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University. He was a professor in Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  a professor in biostatistics at the University of Rochester Medical School, and the Karl E. Peace Endowed Eminent Scholar Chair in Biostatistics at Georgia Southern University. He is a senior biostatistics consultant for biopharmaceuticals and government agencies with extensive expertise in biostatistics, clinical trials, and public health statistics. Dr. Chen has more than 200 referred professional publications and co-authored and co-edited 33 books on clinical trial methodology, meta-analysis, data science, causal inference, and public health research.


Ph.D. in Statistics (1995)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Canada

MSc in Statistics (1987)
Department of Applied Mathematics, Hunan University, China

Diploma in Applied Mathematics (1981)
Department of Mathematics, Jishou University, China

Research Interests

Biostatistics, Statistical meta-analysis, Clinical trial design and analysis, Design and analysis of stepped wedge cluster randomized trials, Design and analysis of Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomization Trials (SMARTS), Bayesian Statistics, Survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, Multi-level modeling, Joint modeling, Latent-class joint modeling, Structural equation modeling and causal inferences. 


Co-Authored Books

  1. Chen, D. G. and Chen, J. K. (2021). Statistical Regression Modeling Using R: Longitudinal and Multi-Level Modeling. Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030675820. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-67583-7.
  2. Chen, D. G.  and Peace, K. E. (2021). Applied Meta-Analysis with R and Stata, Second Edition. Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton. https://www.routledge.com/Statistical-Meta-Analysis-using-R-and-Stata/Chen-Peace/p/book/9780367183837. 544 pages (March 2021).
  3. Wilson, J., Vazquez, E. and Chen, D. G. (2020). Marginal Models in Analysis of Correlated Binary Data with Time-Dependent Covariates. Springer. (Published on October 1, 2020).https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030489038) 166pages. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48904-5.
  4. Xia, Y., Sun, J. and Chen, D. G. (2018). Statistical Analysis of Microbiome Data with R. Springer (505 pages)  (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811315336)
  5. Chen, D.G., Peace, K.E. and Zhang, P.G. (2017). Clinical Trial Data Analysis using R and SAS. Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. Boca Raton, FL. (https://www.crcpress.com/Clinical-Trial-Data-Analysis-Using-R-and-SAS-Second-Edition/Chen-Peace-Zhang/p/book/9781498779524).
  6. Ting, N., Chen, D. G., Ho, S. and Cappelleri, J. (2017). Phase II Clinical Development of New Drugs. Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811041921).
  7. Chen, D. G. and Peace, K. E. (2013). Applied Meta-Analysis with R. (ISBN: 978-1-46-650599-5, 342 pages). Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton. (https://www.crcpress.com/Applied-Meta-Analysis-with-R/Chen-Peace/p/book/9781466505995)
  8. Chen, D. G. and Peace, K.E. (2011). Clinical Trial Data Analysis using R. Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton. (ISBN: 978-1-43-984020-7, 387 pages). (https://www.crcpress.com/Clinical-Trial-Data-Analysis-Using-R/Chen-Peace/p/book/9781439840207)
  9. Peace, K.E. and Chen, D. G. (2010). Clinical Trial Methodology. Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton. (ISBN: 978-1-58488-917-5, 420 pages) (https://www.crcpress.com/Clinical-Trial-Methodology/Peace-Chen/p/book/9781584889175)

Co-Edited Books

  1. Bekker, A., Ferreira, J., Arashi, M. and Chen, D. G. (2021). Innovations in Multivariate Statistical Modeling: Navigating theoretical and Multidisciplinary Domains. Springer.
  2. Lio. Y., Chen, D. G., Ng, H.K. and Tsai, T. (2021) Bayesian Inference and Computation in Reliability and Survival Analysis. Springer.
  3. Chen, D. G., Manda, S. and Chirwa, T. (2021). Modern Biostatistical Methods for Evidence-Based Global Health Research. Springer
  4. Zhao, Y. and Chen, D. G. (2021). Modern Statistical Methods for Health Research. Springer.  https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030724368.
  5. Bekker, A., Chen, D. G. and Ferreira, J. (2020). Computational and Methodological Statistics and Biostatistics - Contemporary Essays with Advancements. Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030421953. 543 pages. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-42196-0. ISBN: 978-3-030-42195-3.
  6. Ting, N., Cappelleri, J., Ho, S.  and Chen, D. G. (2020). Design and Analysis of Subgroups with Biopharmaceutical Applications, Springer. 400 pages, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-40105-4, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-40104-7. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030401047.
  7. Chen, X. and Chen, D. G. (2020). Statistical Methods in Global Health and Epidemiology: Principles, Methods and Applications. Springer. 403 Pages, ISSN: 2199-0980, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-35260-8. (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030352592).
  8. Zhao, Y. and Chen, D. G. (2020).  Statistical Modelling in Biomedical Research. Springer.  (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030334154). 491 pages, ISSN: 2524-7735. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-33416-1.
  9. Zhang, L., Chen, D. G., Jiang, H., Li, G., Quan, H. (2019). Contemporary Biostatistics with Biopharmaceutical Applications, Springer.  336 pages, ISSN: 2199-0980. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15310-6. (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030153090).
  10. Lio. Y. Ng, H.K., Tsai, T. Chen, D. G. (2019). Statistical Quality Technologies: Theory and Practice, Springer. (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030207083). 402 pages. ISSN: 2199-0980. DOI: 10-1007/978-3-030-20709-0.
  11. Zhao, Y. and Chen, D. G. (2018).  New Frontier in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. Springer.  (https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319993881)
  12. Peace, K.E., Chen, D. G. and Sandeep Menon. (2018). Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistical Symposium. (Volume 1: Design of Clinical Trials). Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811078286
  13. Peace, K.E., Chen, D. G. and Sandeep Menon. (2018). Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistical Symposium. (Volume 2: Biostatistical Analysis of Clinical Trials). Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811078255)
  14. Peace, K.E., Chen, D. G. and Sandeep Menon. (2018). Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistical Symposium. (Volume 3: Pharmaceutical Applications). Springer. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811078194)
  15. Chen, D. G. and Chen, J.D. (2017). Monte-Carlo Simulation-Based Statistical Modelling. Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811033063)
  16. Chen, D .G., Lio, Y., Ng, H.K. and Tsai, T. (2017). Statistical Modelling for Degradation Data. Springer, (376 pages) (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811051937).
  17. Chen, D. G., Jin, Z., Li, G., Li, Y., Liu, A. and Zhao, Y. (2017). New Advances in Statistics and Data Science. Springer. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319694153
  18. He, H., Pan, W. and Chen, D. G. (2016). Statistical Causal Inferences and their Applications in Public Health Research. Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319412573).
  19. Chen, D. G., Chen, J., Lu, X., Yi, G. and Yu, H. (2016). Advanced Statistical Modelling in Data Sciences. Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811025938)
  20. Chen, D. G. and Wilson, J. (2015). Innovative Statistical Methods for Public Health Data. Springer. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319185354).
  21. Young, W. and Chen, D. G. (2014). Clinical Trial Biostatistics and Biopharmaceutical Applications. (ISBN: 978-1-48-221218-1, 589 pages) Chapman & Hall. FL: Boca Raton. (https://www.crcpress.com/Clinical-Trial-Biostatistics-and-Biopharmaceutical-Applications/Young-Chen/p/book/9781482212181)
  22. Chen, D. G., Sun, J. and Peace, K. E. (2012). Interval-censored Time-to-Event Data: Methods and Applications. Chapman and Hall/CRC, Biostatistics Series. FL: Boca Raton. (https://www.crcpress.com/Interval-Censored-Time-to-Event-Data-Methods-and-Applications/Chen-Sun-Peace/p/book/9781466504257)  ("Favorite Books from the 2012 International Society for Clinical Biostatistics Conference":http://click.bsftransmit1.com/ViewInBrowser.aspx?pubids=9009%7c7735%7c936634%7c69639&digest=40f%2ba528OJj31oimlc7wZQ&sysid=1)


Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association

Elected member, International Statistics Institute


Editor-in-Chief: Springer Book Series-Emerging Topics in Statistics and Biostatistics

Editor-in-Chief: Springer/ICSA Book Series in Statistics

Professional Associations

American Statistical Association (ASA), Elected Fellow 2016, Lifetime Member

International Statistical Institute (ISI), Elected member 2016, Lifetime Member

The International Biometric Society (IBS), Lifetime Member

American Public Health Association (APHA) Member (2012-), Elected Chair (2013),  Chair (2014), Past Chair (2015) of the Applied Public Health Statistics Section.