After completing PhDs in Biostatistics and Plant Science from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Zou joined Alimentiv in September 2002. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University.


Dr. Zou oversees statistical support for Medical R&D programs, as well as Alimentiv IBD clinical research.

He has over 20 years of experience designing and analyzing clinical trials, including cluster randomization trials. His research has primarily focused on development and evaluation of statistical methods for medical research. At Alimentiv, he’s also researching endpoint development and validation, larger-scale effectiveness research and strategy trials.

He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, many of which have impacted medical and epidemiologic research. A single-authored 2004 article on regression models for estimating risk ratios has already received close to 3,000 citations.


Dr. Zou wrote a 2004 paper on estimation of risk ratios that’s been cited close to 5,000 times, and a 2012 paper that Alimentiv uses to design reliability studies.


“Results are only as good as the statistical methodology used to obtain them. My goal is to continuously create good statistical methodology for medical research.”