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Dongyan Yang


d0yang01 Epidemiology and Population Health

Role: Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor
Office No: 215
Address: 485 E. Gray St.
Phone: 502-852-1908
Fax: 502-852-3294


Dr. Yang is an assistant professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. She got her medical degree from Tianjin Medical University, China and her MS in Biostatistics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has considerable experience in applied data analysis for epidemiological studies and clinical trials and has been involved in multiple research projects.

Research Interests

Cardiovascular diseases
Cancer epidemiology
clinical trials

Honors and Awards

Selected Peer-review Publications:
" D. Yang, G. Howard, C. S. Coffey, J. Roseman "The Confounding of Race and Geography: How Much of the Excess Stroke Mortality among African Americans Is Explained by Geography?", Neuroepidemiology, 2004;23(3):118-22.

" D. Yang, S.O. Zakharkin, G.P. Page, et al. "Applications of bayesian statistical methods in microarray data analysis." Am J Pharmacogenomics. 2004;4(1):53-62.

" K. R. Fontaine, D. Yang, et al. "Results of soy-based meal replacement formula on weight, anthropometry, serum lipids & blood pressure during a 40-week clinical weight loss trial", Nutrition Journal, 2003, 2:14

" D. Yang, K. R. Fontaine, C. Wang, and D. B. Allison. "Weight loss causes increased mortality: cons", Obesity Reviews, 2003(4) 9-16

" T. M. Beasley, D Yang, et al. "Joint tests for quantitative trait loci in experimental crosses", Genet. Sel. Evol. 2004, Vol. 36 No.6: 601-620.

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