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
  • SPHBS845

Publications

  • 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.

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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; 4(3).

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  • Published on 2/7/2015

    Verhaaren BF, Debette S, Bis JC, Smith JA, Ikram MK, Adams HH, Beecham AH, Rajan KB, Lopez LM, Barral S, van Buchem MA, van der Grond J, Smith AV, Hegenscheid K, Aggarwal NT, de Andrade M, Atkinson EJ, Beekman M, Beiser AS, Blanton SH, Boerwinkle E, Brickman AM, Bryan RN, Chauhan G, Chen CP, Chouraki V, de Craen AJ, Crivello F, Deary IJ, Deelen J, De Jager PL, Dufouil C, Elkind MS, Evans DA, Freudenberger P, Gottesman RF, Guðnason V, Habes M, Heckbert SR, Heiss G, Hilal S, Hofer E, Hofman A, Ibrahim-Verbaas CA, Knopman DS, Lewis CE, Liao J, Liewald DC, Luciano M, van der Lugt A, Martinez OO, Mayeux R, Mazoyer B, Nalls M, Nauck M, Niessen WJ, Oostra BA, Psaty BM, Rice KM, Rotter JI, von Sarnowski B, Schmidt H, Schreiner PJ, Schuur M, Sidney SS, Sigurdsson S, Slagboom PE, Stott DJ, van Swieten JC, Teumer A, Töglhofer AM, Traylor M, Trompet S, Turner ST, Tzourio C, Uh HW, Uitterlinden AG, Vernooij MW, Wang JJ, Wong TY, Wardlaw JM, Windham BG, Wittfeld K, Wolf C, Wright CB, Yang Q, Zhao W, Zijdenbos A, Jukema JW, Sacco RL, Kardia SL, Amouyel P, Mosley TH, Longstreth WT, DeCarli CC, van Duijn CM, Schmidt R, Launer LJ, Grabe HJ, Seshadri SS, Ikram MA, Fornage M. Multiethnic genome-wide association study of cerebral white matter hyperintensities on MRI. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2015 Apr; 8(2):398-409.

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  • Published on 2/4/2015

    Rannikmäe K, Davies G, Thomson PA, Bevan S, Devan WJ, Falcone GJ, Traylor M, Anderson CD, Battey TW, Radmanesh F, Deka R, Woo JG, Martin LJ, Jimenez-Conde J, Selim M, Brown DL, Silliman SL, Kidwell CS, Montaner J, Langefeld CD, Slowik A, Hansen BM, Lindgren AG, Meschia JF, Fornage M, Bis JC, Debette S, Ikram MA, Longstreth WT, Schmidt R, Zhang CR, Yang Q, Sharma P, Kittner SJ, Mitchell BD, Holliday EG, Levi CR, Attia J, Rothwell PM, Poole DL, Boncoraglio GB, Psaty BM, Malik R, Rost N, Worrall BB, Dichgans M, Van Agtmael T, Woo D, Markus HS, Seshadri S, Rosand J, Sudlow CL. Common variation in COL4A1/COL4A2 is associated with sporadic cerebral small vessel disease. Neurology. 2015 Mar 3; 84(9):918-26.

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  • Published on 1/13/2015

    Lopez LM, Hill WD, Harris SE, Valdes Hernandez M, Munoz Maniega S, Bastin ME, Bailey E, Smith C, McBride M, McClure J, Graham D, Dominiczak A, Yang Q, Fornage M, Ikram MA, Debette S, Launer L, Bis JC, Schmidt R, Seshadri S, Porteous DJ, Starr J, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM. Genes from a translational analysis support a multifactorial nature of white matter hyperintensities. Stroke. 2015 Feb; 46(2):341-7.

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  • Published on 1/7/2015

    Pikula A, Beiser AS, Wang J, Himali JJ, Kelly-Hayes M, Kase CS, Yang Q, Seshadri S, Wolf PA. Lipid and lipoprotein measurements and the risk of ischemic vascular events: Framingham Study. Neurology. 2015 Feb 3; 84(5):472-9.

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  • Published on 1/6/2015

    Chauhan G, Adams HH, Bis JC, Weinstein G, Yu L, Töglhofer AM, Smith AV, van der Lee SJ, Gottesman RF, Thomson R, Wang J, Yang Q, Niessen WJ, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Phan TG, Beare RJ, Arfanakis K, Fleischman D, Vernooij MW, Mazoyer B, Schmidt H, Srikanth V, Knopman DS, Jack CR, Amouyel P, Hofman A, DeCarli C, Tzourio C, van Duijn CM, Bennett DA, Schmidt R, Longstreth WT, Mosley TH, Fornage M, Launer LJ, Seshadri S, Ikram MA, Debette S. Association of Alzheimer''s disease GWAS loci with MRI markers of brain aging. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Apr; 36(4):1765.e7-1765.e16.

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  • Published on 11/25/2014

    Debette S, Ibrahim Verbaas CA, Bressler J, Schuur M, Smith A, Bis JC, Davies G, Wolf C, Gudnason V, Chibnik LB, Yang Q, deStefano AL, de Quervain DJ, Srikanth V, Lahti J, Grabe HJ, Smith JA, Priebe L, Yu L, Karbalai N, Hayward C, Wilson JF, Campbell H, Petrovic K, Fornage M, Chauhan G, Yeo R, Boxall R, Becker J, Stegle O, Mather KA, Chouraki V, Sun Q, Rose LM, Resnick S, Oldmeadow C, Kirin M, Wright AF, Jonsdottir MK, Au R, Becker A, Amin N, Nalls MA, Turner ST, Kardia SL, Oostra B, Windham G, Coker LH, Zhao W, Knopman DS, Heiss G, Griswold ME, Gottesman RF, Vitart V, Hastie ND, Zgaga L, Rudan I, Polasek O, Holliday EG, Schofield P, Choi SH, Tanaka T, An Y, Perry RT, Kennedy RE, Sale MM, Wang J, Wadley VG, Liewald DC, Ridker PM, Gow AJ, Pattie A, Starr JM, Porteous D, Liu X, Thomson R, Armstrong NJ, Eiriksdottir G, Assareh AA, Kochan NA, Widen E, Palotie A, Hsieh YC, Eriksson JG, Vogler C, van Swieten JC, Shulman JM, Beiser A, Rotter J, Schmidt CO, Hoffmann W, Nöthen MM, Ferrucci L, Attia J, Uitterlinden AG, Amouyel P, Dartigues JF, Amieva H, Räikkönen K, Garcia M, Wolf PA, Hofman A, Longstreth WT, Psaty BM, Boerwinkle E, DeJager PL, Sachdev PS, Schmidt R, Breteler MM, Teumer A, Lopez OL, Cichon S, Chasman DI, Grodstein F, Müller-Myhsok B, Tzourio C, Papassotiropoulos A, Bennett DA, Ikram MA, Deary IJ, van Duijn CM, Launer L, Fitzpatrick AL, Seshadri S, Mosley TH. Genome-wide Studies of Verbal Declarative Memory in Nondemented Older People: The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium. Biol Psychiatry. 2015 Apr 15; 77(8):749-63.

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  • Published on 5/29/2014

    McMahon GM, Olden M, Garnaas M, Yang Q, Liu X, Hwang SJ, Larson MG. Sequencing of LRP2 Reveals Multiple Rare Variants Associated with Urinary Trefoil Factor-3. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Dec; 25(12):2896-905.

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  • Published on 5/20/2014

    Weng LC, Tang W, Rich SS, Smith NL, Redline S, O''Donnell CJ, Basu S, Reiner AP, Delaney JA, Tracy RP, Palmer CD, Young T, Yang Q, Folsom AR, Cushman M. A genetic association study of D-dimer levels with 50K SNPs from a candidate gene chip in four ethnic groups. Thromb Res. 2014 Aug; 134(2):462-7.

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