Dr. Qing Yang joined DUSON in July, 2014. She received her BS in Mathematics from Beijing Institute Technology in China, MS and PhD in Biostatistics from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Yang’s statistical research expertise are on longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis. She recently becomes interested in dynamic treatment regime, SMART design, Mobile health data and EHR data analysis. As a biostatistician, she has extensive experience collaborating with researchers in different therapeutic areas, including smoking cessation, mental health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and etc.
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Qing Yang, PhD
Academic Program Affiliations
- Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
- PhD in Nursing Program
- PhD - University of California, Los Angeles
- MS (Biostatistics) - University of California, Los Angeles
- MS (Statistics) - Beijing Institute of Technology
- BS (Math.) - Beijing Institute of Technology
Areas of research interest:
• Survival Analysis (Competing Risk Data)
• Clinical Trial Design and Analysis
• Longitudinal Data Analysis
• Factor Analysis
• Multivariate Linear Mixed Model
• Survey Data Analysis
Awards and Honors
- 2010 || Celia and Joseph Blann Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise
- Research Methods
2015 -- PubMed # : 25419942 The Facilitators of and Barriers to Adherence to Hypertension Treatment Scale. J Cardiovasc Nurs. Nov-Dec, 2015 30(6); 484-90
2015 -- Joint inference for competing risks survival data Journal of the American Statistical Association. October 21, 2015, online ahead of print
2014 -- PubMed # : 24399560 Changes in smoking prevalences among health care professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011. JAMA. January, 2014 311(2); 197-9
2012 -- Are quit attempts among U.S. female nurses who smoke different from female smokers in the general population? An analysis of the 2006/2007 tobacco use supplement to the current population survey. BMC Women s Health. March, 2012 12(4);
2010 -- PubMed # : 20937670 Are health care providers still smoking? Data from the 2003 and 2006/2007 Tobacco Use Supplement-Current Population Surveys. Nicotine Tob Res. November, 2010 12(11); 1167-71
2008 -- PubMed # : 18584502 Hospital variability of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival. Prehosp Emerg Care. October, 2008 12(3); 339-46
Grant Funding (Selected)
Cognitive Status Changes Among Stroke Patients Receiving Acute RehabilitationNIH-NINRP30 NR014139-0109/2015 to 08/2017Role: Statistician
Project Goals: To explore the trajectory of cognitive status among acute stroke patients, the association of patient sociodemographic and clinical characteristics, the mediating effects of stroke sequelae, and the independent predictors of length of stay. Project is part of Adaptive Leadership for Cognitive/Affective Symptom Science (ADAPT Center).
Temperature Monitoring with InnerSense Esophageal Temperature ProbePhilips Electronics North America Corp09/2014 to 08/2016Role: Statistician
Project Goal: This randomized clinical trial will evaluate the use of an esophageal feeding tube with a thermistor embedded in the tube to monitor continuous central temperature in 160 VLBW infants in the delivery room and through stabilization in the NICU, until 24 hours of age. Infants with continuous temperature monitoring are expected to experience higher axillary temperatures and less hypothermia than infants receiving standard temperature monitoring upon admission to the NICU, at 1,4, and 8 hours of age. A comparison will be made between continuous abdominal temperature by thermistor and continuous esophageal temperature in the treatment group infants. This device should improve thermal care for VLBW infant from birth through 1 day of age.
Genetic Risk Testing & Health Coaching for T2D and CHDAir Force Office of Scientific ResearchFA8650-13-2-637401/2013 to 01/2016Role: Statistician
Project Goal: Determine whether incorporating genetic risk information into standard CHD and T2D risk counseling or a nurse health coaching intervention (or both) will be associated with positive changes in health behaviors or metabolic outcomes in active duty military personnel at risk for CHD and/or T2D.
The Center for Nursing Research recently announced its small grant awardees:
AnnMarie Walton, Hyeoneui Kim and Qing Yang were recently selected to participate in the 2018 Duke course of Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER). They will be among 40 outstanding scientists from fields in 13 different School of Medicine departments, the School of Nursing, the Pratt School of Engineering and Duke-NUS in Singapore.
Qing Yang recently published an article entitled "Sample size determination for jointly testing a cause-specific hazard and the all-cause hazard in the presence of competing risks" in Statistics in Medicine. Co-authors include experts from University of California, Los Angeles and Hong Kong University.
PhD student Kaboni Gondwe, Qing Yang and Diane Holditch-Davis recently published an article entitled "Maternal Psychological Distress and Mother-Infant Relationship: Multiple-Birth Versus Singleton Preterm Infants" in the Neonatal Network. Other co-authors included Rosemary White-Traut.
The Center for Nursing Research would like to announce these appointments in the research leadership structure starting July 1, 2017.
The National Institute of Nursing Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, recently awarded Ryan Shaw, PhD, RN, assistant professor for Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), almost $480,000 for his study titled “From Episodic to Real-Time Care in Diabetes Self-Management.” The study will run for a three-year period.
Wei Pan and Qing Yang recently presented at a workshop at the 2016 International Chinese Statistical Association Applied Statistics Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. The symposium is one of the biggest international statistical conferences and attracts more than 700 statisticians from all over the world every year.
Pan presented on "Propensity Scores and Causal Inference" and it was based on his book entitled "Propensity Score Analysis: Fundamentals and Developments."
A mix of anxiousness, nervousness and excitement filled room 1103 at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) last week as five contestants stood before a panel of shark investors to present their projects that could enhance the quality of life for patients and bring pioneering methods to clinical practice, education and research.
Qing Yang published an article entitled "The facilitators of and barriers to adherence to hypertension treatment scale" in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.