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Yuanjia Wang

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Wang works on developing data-driven approaches to explore relationship between biomarkers, clinical markers, environmental variables and health outcomes to assist discoveries in disease etiology and increased diagnostic capabilities of psychiatric and neurological diseases. Her methodological interests include statistical learning, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology, functional data analysis, and semiparametric analysis. Her substantive research area includes psychiatric disorders, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease.   View Faculty CV here (PDF).
Education & Training:

    PhD, 2005, Department of Statistics, Columbia University

    BA, 2001, University of Science and Technology of China


University Affiliations:

  • Department of Psychiatry  
  • New York State Psychiatric Institute   

Additional Affiliations:

  • Member, American Statistical Association
Honors and Awards:
  • Calderone Research Prize for Junior Faculty, 2006
  • Diversity Fellowship, 2009
Selected Publications:
  • Wang Y, Ottman R, and Rabinowitz D A Method for Estimating Penetrance from Families Sampled for Linkage Analysis. Biometrics 62 1081-1088 2006
  • Yip N, Kawut SM, Lederer DJ, Wilt JS, Wang Y, Sternberg D, D'Ovidio F, Sonett JR, Arcasoy SM Immunoglobulin G Levels Before and After Lung Transplantation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173(8) 917-921 2006
  • Clark LN, Afridi S, Karlins E, Wang Y, Mejia-Santana H, Harris J, Louis ED, Cote LJ, Andrews H, Fahn S, Waters C, Ford B, Frucht S, Ottman R, and Marder K Case-Control Study of the Parkin Gene in Early Onset PD. Archives of Neurology 63(4) 548-552 2006
  • Clark LN, Wang Y, Karlins E, Saito L, Mejia-Santana H, Harris J, Louis ED, Cote LJ, Andrews H, Fahn S, Waters C, Ford B, Frucht S, Ottman R, and Marder K Frequency of LRRK2 Mutations in Early- and Late-onset Parkinson disease. Neurology 67(10) 1786-1791 2006
  • Yuanjia Wang, Yixin Fang, and Man Jin A Ridge Penalized Principal-Components Approach Based on Heritability for High-dimensional Data. Human Heredity To appear
  • Wang Y, Clark LN, Marder K, and Rabinowitz D Non-parametric Estimation of Genotype-specific Age-at-onset Distributions From Censored Kin-cohort Data. Biometrika To appear

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