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Tianzhou Ma Ph.D.

Tianzhou Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2234 School of Public Health
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-6421


  1. Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
  2. M.S., Biostatistics, Yale University, 2013
  3. B.Sc. (Honors), Genes, Genetics, and Biotechnology, University of Toronto, 2010


Dr. Tianzhou (Charles) Ma is an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Public Health at University of Maryland. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2018 and a MS in Biostatistics from Yale University in 2013. Dr. Ma’s research focuses on statistical methods in genomics and bioinformatics, meta-analysis and omics data integration, statistical machine learning, Bayesian analysis, high-dimensional variable selection, as well as their application in cancer, psychiatry (aging and depression) and epidemiology fields. His work has appeared in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Statistica Sinica, Bioinformatics, Journal of Computational Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nucleic Acid Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Oncogene, Biological Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynecology. He is open-minded and actively seeking for collaborations with researchers from various fields, to understand the objectives of their projects, provide consultation in study design and help analyze the data.


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