Yong Chen

Dr. Yong Chen is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (DBEI), the Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania (Penn). He is the PI of the PennCIL lab, which is aiming to tackle key challenges in the modern data rich era, including heterogeneity, complexity, suboptimal quality, reproducibility, privacy, and high-dimensionality of biomedical data. He has published over 100 papers. His research has been continuously funded by NIH, PCORI and AHRQ.


Joint appointments:



  • 2019. Distinguished Faculty member at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018. Best paper award by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Yearbook Section on Clinical Research Informatics
  • 2018. Elected Member, International Statistical Institute
  • 2018. Elected Member, Society for Research Synthesis Methodology
  • 2015. Institute of Mathematical Statistics IMS Travel Award
  • 2010. Margaret Merrell Award for excellence in research, Department of Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins University.
  • 2005 — 2010. Sommer Scholar, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University