Tao Chen, PhD

Lead Biostatistician


Tao Chen joined the Tropical Clinical Trial Unit(tCTU), Liverpool School of Tropic Medicine as a medical statistician since October 2016. Prior to his role at tCTU, he was a research associate in medical statistics at Division of Health & Social Care Research, King’s College London for 1.5 years and a lecturer in epidemiology and biostatistics at Nanjing Medical University, China, for 3 years.  He also worked for a statistician for a contract research organization (iData Stat Co., Nanjing, China), which specialized in providing data management and analysis for pharmaceutical companies for more than 3 years.

His research particularly includes statistical issues in design, analysis and reporting in clinical trials for medical and public health problems, especially in cardiometabolic disease. He also researches evidence synthesis models including Meta-analysis. Another area of his interest is on the trial based & model-based economic evaluation.


  1. 2012


    Peking Union Medical College
  2. 2009


    Peking Union Medical College
  3. 2006


    An Hui Medical University

Professional Experience

  1. 2016-Present
    Medical statistician
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  2. 2015-2016
    Research associate in Medical statistics
    King’ s College London
  3. 2012-2016
    Senior Statistician
    iData Stat Co. Nanjing, China
  4. 2012-2015
    Lecture in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Nanjing Medical University