Yuxin Zhu (Daisy)

Welcome to my personal website!

My name is Yuxin Zhu. I also go by Daisy and my Chinese name is 祝雨馨. I am a primary faculty member of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and I am jointly appointed in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

My research focuses on developing statistical methods for biomarkers and electronic medical records. I work on methods that combine biomarkers to predict cognitive decline related to preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease among normal individuals. I also develop methods to evaluate misdiagnosis-related harm at institution or medical system levels using electronic medical records.

Methodologically, I work on tree-based models, latent variable models, survival analysis, and recurrent event analysis. My general interest is in interpretable and robust statistical methodology that advances biomedical understanding and informs practices.

Look to the left (or up if you are on your phone) to learn more about me. I am looking for students to work on exciting projects with me—feel free to shoot me an email (daisy at jhu dot edu) to talk about potential projects or just to chat.

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Misdiagnosis-Related Harm
  • Biomarkers, Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Tree-Based Methods
  • Survival and Recurrent Event Analysis
  • Semi-Parametric Models
  • PhD in Biostatistics, 2018

    Johns Hopkins University

  • BS in Mathematics, 2013

    Nanjing University

Outside of Work


Zelda BotW, Ringfit, Animal crossing, Little Big Planet, Tearaway. Ongoing projects—Zelda TotK, riichi mahjong.


Proud parent of one, friend of many.


Table tennis amateur player; NBA fan, lately searching for a team to support.