Qiong Yang, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Qiong Yang
(617) 638-5883qyang@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT325
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Biography

Qiong Yang has a PhD in statistics and is Associate Professor of Biostatistics. Her main research interest is statistical methodology development and application for genetic studies. Her methodological interests include modeling multivariate phenotypes, rare variants analysis, family-based association tests, and multiple testing problems. She is the architect of GWAF, a R package for genome-wide association analyses in families. In past ten years, she has collaborated with many clinicians on various projects in the Framingham Heart Study, including renal diseases, hematological traits, lipids, hemostatic factors, stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Education

  • Columbia University, PhD
  • Columbia University, MA
  • Beijing Normal University, BS

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS845
  • SPHBS902

Publications

  • Published on 5/1/2016

    Li X, Miao X, Wang H, Wang Y, Li F, Yang Q, Cui R, Li B. Association of Serum Uric Acid Levels in Psoriasis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 May; 95(19):e3676. PMID: 27175702.

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  • Published on 2/2/2016

    Keenan T, Zhao W, Rasheed A, Ho WK, Malik R, Felix JF, Young R, Shah N, Samuel M, Sheikh N, Mucksavage ML, Shah O, Li J, Morley M, Laser A, Mallick NH, Zaman KS, Ishaq M, Rasheed SZ, Memon FU, Ahmed F, Hanif B, Lakhani MS, Fahim M, Ishaq M, Shardha NK, Ahmed N, Mahmood K, Iqbal W, Akhtar S, Raheel R, O'Donnell CJ, Hengstenberg C, März W, Kathiresan S, Samani N, Goel A, Hopewell JC, Chambers J, Cheng YC, Sharma P, Yang Q, Rosand J, Boncoraglio GB, Kazmi SU, Hakonarson H, Köttgen A, Kalogeropoulos A, Frossard P, Kamal A, Dichgans M, Cappola T, Reilly MP, Danesh J, Rader DJ, Voight BF, Saleheen D. Causal Assessment of Serum Urate Levels in Cardiometabolic Diseases Through a Mendelian Randomization Study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Feb 2; 67(4):407-16. PMID: 26821629.

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  • Published on 1/21/2016

    Pattaro C, Teumer A, Gorski M, Chu AY, Li M, Mijatovic V, Garnaas M, Tin A, Sorice R, Li Y, Taliun D, Olden M, Foster M, Yang Q, Chen MH, Pers TH, Johnson AD, Ko YA, Fuchsberger C, Tayo B, Nalls M, Feitosa MF, Isaacs A, Dehghan A, d'Adamo P, Adeyemo A, Dieffenbach AK, Zonderman AB, Nolte IM, van der Most PJ, Wright AF, Shuldiner AR, Morrison AC, Hofman A, Smith AV, Dreisbach AW, Franke A, Uitterlinden AG, Metspalu A, Tonjes A, Lupo A, Robino A, Johansson Å, Demirkan A, Kollerits B, Freedman BI, Ponte B, Oostra BA, Paulweber B, Krämer BK, Mitchell BD, Buckley BM, Peralta CA, Hayward C, Helmer C, Rotimi CN, Shaffer CM, Müller C, Sala C, van Duijn CM, Saint-Pierre A, Ackermann D, Shriner D, Ruggiero D, Toniolo D, Lu Y, Cusi D, Czamara D, Ellinghaus D, Siscovick DS, Ruderfer D, Gieger C, Grallert H, Rochtchina E, Atkinson EJ, Holliday EG, Boerwinkle E, Salvi E, Bottinger EP, Murgia F, Rivadeneira F, Ernst F, Kronenberg F, Hu FB, Navis GJ, Curhan GC, Ehret GB, Homuth G, Coassin S, Thun GA, Pistis G, Gambaro G, Malerba G, Montgomery GW, Eiriksdottir G, Jacobs G, Li G, Wichmann HE, Campbell H, Schmidt H, Wallaschofski H, Völzke H, Brenner H, Kroemer HK, Kramer H, Lin H, Mateo Leach I, Ford I, Guessous I, Rudan I, Prokopenko I, Borecki I, Heid IM, Kolcic I, Persico I, Jukema JW, Wilson JF, Felix JF, Divers J, Lambert JC, Stafford JM, Gaspoz JM, Smith JA, Faul JD, Wang JJ, Ding J, Hirschhorn JN, Attia J, Whitfield JB, Chalmers J, Viikari J, Coresh J, Denny JC, Karjalainen J, Fernandes JK, Endlich K, Butterbach K, Keene KL, Lohman K, Portas L, Launer LJ, Lyytikäinen LP, Yengo L, Franke L, Ferrucci L, Rose LM, Kedenko L, Rao M, Struchalin M, Kleber ME, Cavalieri M, Haun M, Cornelis MC, Ciullo M, Pirastu M, de Andrade M, McEvoy MA, Woodward M, Adam M, Cocca M, Nauck M, Imboden M, Waldenberger M, Pruijm M, Metzger M, Stumvoll M, Evans MK, Sale MM, Kähönen M, Boban M, Bochud M, Rheinberger M, Verweij N, Bouatia-Naji N, Martin NG, Hastie N, Probst-Hensch N, Soranzo N, Devuyst O, Raitakari O, Gottesman O, Franco OH, Polasek O, Gasparini P, Munroe PB, Ridker PM, Mitchell P, Muntner P, Meisinger C, Smit JH. Genetic associations at 53 loci highlight cell types and biological pathways relevant for kidney function. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10023. PMID: 26831199.

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  • Published on 12/2/2015

    Teumer A, Tin A, Sorice R, Gorski M, Yeo NC, Chu AY, Li M, Li Y, Mijatovic V, Ko YA, Taliun D, Luciani A, Chen MH, Yang Q, Foster MC, Olden M, Hiraki LT, Tayo BO, Fuchsberger C, Dieffenbach AK, Shuldiner AR, Smith AV, Zappa AM, Lupo A, Kollerits B, Ponte B, Stengel B, Krämer BK, Paulweber B, Mitchell BD, Hayward C, Helmer C, Meisinger C, Gieger C, Shaffer CM, Müller C, Langenberg C, Ackermann D, Siscovick D. Genome-wide Association Studies Identify Genetic Loci Associated With Albuminuria in Diabetes. Diabetes. 2016 Mar; 65(3):803-17. PMID: 26631737.

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  • Published on 11/10/2015

    de Vries PS, Chasman DI, Sabater-Lleal M, Chen MH, Huffman JE, Steri M, Tang W, Teumer A, Marioni RE, Grossmann V, Hottenga JJ, Trompet S, Müller-Nurasyid M, Zhao JH, Brody JA, Kleber ME, Guo X, Wang JJ, Auer PL, Attia JR, Yanek LR, Ahluwalia TS, Lahti J, Venturini C, Tanaka T, Bielak LF, Joshi PK, Rocanin-Arjo A, Kolcic I, Navarro P, Rose LM, Oldmeadow C, Riess H, Mazur J, Basu S, Goel A, Yang Q, Ghanbari M, Willemsen G, Rumley A, Fiorillo E, de Craen AJ, Grotevendt A, Scott R, Taylor KD, Delgado GE, Yao J, Kifley A, Kooperberg C, Qayyum R, Lopez LM, Berentzen TL, Räikkönen K, Mangino M, Bandinelli S, Peyser PA, Wild S, Trégouët DA, Wright AF, Marten J, Zemunik T, Morrison AC, Sennblad B, Tofler G, de Maat MP, de Geus EJ, Lowe GD, Zoledziewska M, Sattar N, Binder H, Völker U, Waldenberger M, Khaw KT, Mcknight B, Huang J, Jenny NS, Holliday EG, Qi L, Mcevoy MG, Becker DM, Starr JM, Sarin AP, Hysi PG, Hernandez DG, Jhun MA, Campbell H, Hamsten A, Rivadeneira F, Mcardle WL, Slagboom PE, Zeller T, Koenig W, Psaty BM, Haritunians T, Liu J, Palotie A, Uitterlinden AG, Stott DJ, Hofman A, Franco OH, Polasek O, Rudan I, Morange PE, Wilson JF, Kardia SL, Ferrucci L, Spector TD, Eriksson JG, Hansen T, Deary IJ, Becker LC, Scott RJ, Mitchell P, März W, Wareham NJ, Peters A, Greinacher A, Wild PS, Jukema JW, Boomsma DI, Hayward C, Cucca F, Tracy R, Watkins H, Reiner AP, Folsom AR, Ridker PM, O'Donnell CJ, Smith NL, Strachan DP, Dehghan A. A meta-analysis of 120 246 individuals identifies 18 new loci for fibrinogen concentration. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Jan 15; 25(2):358-70. PMID: 26561523.

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  • Published on 10/27/2015

    Chen MH, Yang Q. RVFam: an R package for rare variant association analysis with family data. Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 15; 32(4):624-6. PMID: 26508760.

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  • Published on 10/8/2015

    Hofer E, Cavalieri M, Bis JC, DeCarli C, Fornage M, Sigurdsson S, Srikanth V, Trompet S, Verhaaren BF, Wolf C, Yang Q, Adams HH, Amouyel P, Beiser A, Buckley BM, Callisaya M, Chauhan G, de Craen AJ, Dufouil C, van Duijn CM, Ford I, Freudenberger P, Gottesman RF, Gudnason V, Heiss G, Hofman A, Lumley T, Martinez O, Mazoyer B, Moran C, Niessen WJ, Phan T, Psaty BM, Satizabal CL, Sattar N, Schilling S, Shibata DK, Slagboom PE, Smith A, Stott DJ, Taylor KD, Thomson R, Töglhofer AM, Tzourio C, van Buchem M, Wang J, Westendorp RG, Gwen Windham B, Vernooij MW, Zijdenbos A, Beare R, Debette S, Ikram MA, Jukema JW, Launer LJ, Longstreth WT, Mosley TH, Seshadri S, Schmidt H, Schmidt R. White Matter Lesion Progression: Genome-Wide Search for Genetic Influences. Stroke. 2015 Nov; 46(11):3048-57. PMID: 26451028.

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  • Published on 4/14/2015

    Ibrahim-Verbaas CA, Bressler J, Debette S, Schuur M, Smith AV, Bis JC, Davies G, Trompet S, Smith JA, Wolf C, Chibnik LB, Liu Y, Vitart V, Kirin M, Petrovic K, Polasek O, Zgaga L, Fawns-Ritchie C, Hoffmann P, Karjalainen J, Lahti J, Llewellyn DJ, Schmidt CO, Mather KA, Chouraki V, Sun Q, Resnick SM, Rose LM, Oldmeadow C, Stewart M, Smith BH, Gudnason V, Yang Q, Mirza SS, Jukema JW, deJager PL, Harris TB, Liewald DC, Amin N, Coker LH, Stegle O, Lopez OL, Schmidt R, Teumer A, Ford I, Karbalai N, Becker JT, Jonsdottir MK, Au R, Fehrmann RS, Herms S, Nalls M, Zhao W, Turner ST, Yaffe K, Lohman K, van Swieten JC, Kardia SL, Knopman DS, Meeks WM, Heiss G, Holliday EG, Schofield PW, Tanaka T, Stott DJ, Wang J, Ridker P, Gow AJ, Pattie A, Starr JM, Hocking LJ, Armstrong NJ, McLachlan S, Shulman JM, Pilling LC, Eiriksdottir G, Scott RJ, Kochan NA, Palotie A, Hsieh YC, Eriksson JG, Penman A, Gottesman RF, Oostra BA, Yu L, DeStefano AL, Beiser A, Garcia M, Rotter JI, Nöthen MM, Hofman A, Slagboom PE, Westendorp RG, Buckley BM, Wolf PA, Uitterlinden AG, Psaty BM, Grabe HJ, Bandinelli S, Chasman DI, Grodstein F, Räikkönen K, Lambert JC, Porteous DJ. GWAS for executive function and processing speed suggests involvement of the CADM2 gene. Mol Psychiatry. 2016 Feb; 21(2):189-97. PMID: 25869804.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Tang W, Cushman M, Green D, Rich SS, Lange LA, Yang Q, Tracy RP, Tofler GH, Basu S, Wilson JG, Keating BJ, Weng LC, Taylor HA, Jacobs DR, Delaney JA, Palmer CD, Young T, Pankow JS, O'Donnell CJ, Smith NL, Reiner AP, Folsom AR. Gene-centric approach identifies new and known loci for FVIII activity and VWF antigen levels in European Americans and African Americans. Am J Hematol. 2015 Jun; 90(6):534-40. PMID: 25779970.

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  • Published on 3/11/2015

    Kaess BM, Preis SR, Lieb W, Beiser AS, Yang Q, Chen TC, Hengstenberg C, Erdmann J, Schunkert H, Seshadri S, Vasan RS. Circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor concentrations and the risk of cardiovascular disease in the community. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Mar; 4(3):e001544. PMID: 25762803.

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