Qing Yang, PhD

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.

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
Research Interests
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
Representative Publications
  • 2008 -- PubMed # : 18584502 -- Liu, J. M. and Yang, Q. and Pirrallo, R. G. and Klein, J. P. and Aufderheide, T. P. Hospital variability of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival. Prehosp Emerg Care. October, 2008 12(3); 339-46.
  • 2010 -- PubMed # : 20937670 -- Sarna, L. and Bialous, S. A. and Sinha, K. and Yang, Q. and Wewers, M. E. 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.
  • 2011 -- PubMed # : 21619859 -- Heilemann, M. V. and Pieters, H. C. and Kehoe, P. and Yang, Q. Schema therapy, motivational interviewing, and collaborative-mapping as treatment for depression among low income, second generation Latinas. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. December, 2011 42(4); 473-80. PMC3152613
  • 2012 -- Sarna, L. and Bialous, S. A. and Nandy, K.. and Yang, Q. and Wewers, M. E.. 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); .
  • 2013 -- PubMed # : 23640746 -- An, X. and Yang, Q. and Bentler, P. M. A latent factor linear mixed model for high-dimensional longitudinal data analysis. Stat Med. May 2013 32(35); 4229-4239. PMC3788857
  • 2014 -- PubMed # : 24399560 -- Sarna, L. and Bialous, S. A. and Nandy, K. and Antonio, A. L. and Yang, Q. Changes in smoking prevalences among health care professionals from 2003 to 2010-2011. JAMA. January, 2014 311(2); 197-9.
  • 2015 -- PubMed # : 25419942 -- Fongwa, M. N. and Nandy, K. and Yang, Q. and Hays, R. D. The Facilitators of and Barriers to Adherence to Hypertension Treatment Scale. J Cardiovasc Nurs. Nov-Dec, 2015 30(6); 484-90.
  • 2015 -- Li, G. and Yang, Q. Joint inference for competing risks survival data Journal of the American Statistical Association. October 21, 2015, online ahead of print .
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Cognitive Status Changes Among Stroke Patients Receiving Acute Rehabilitation
    P30 NR014139-01
    09/2015 to 08/2017
    Role: 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 Probe
    Philips Electronics North America Corp
    09/2014 to 08/2016
    Role: 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 CHD
    Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    01/2013 to 01/2016
    Role: 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.
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