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

Publications

  • 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 May 29.

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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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  • Published on 3/20/2014

    Williams SR, Yang Q, Chen F, Liu X, Keene KL, Jacques P, Chen WM, Weinstein G, Hsu FC, Beiser A, Wang L, Bookman E, Doheny KF, Wolf PA, Zilka M, Selhub J, Nelson S, Gogarten SM, Worrall BB, Seshadri S, Sale MM. Genome-Wide Meta-Analysis of Homocysteine and Methionine Metabolism Identifies Five One Carbon Metabolism Loci and a Novel Association of ALDH1L1 with Ischemic Stroke. PLoS Genet. 2014 Mar; 10(3):e1004214.

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  • Published on 2/27/2014

    Huang J, Huffman JE, Yamkauchi M, Trompet S, Asselbergs FW, Sabater-Lleal M, Trégouët DA, Chen WM, Smith NL, Kleber ME, Shin SY, Becker DM, Tang W, Dehghan A, Johnson AD, Truong V, Folkersen L, Yang Q, Oudot-Mellkah T, Buckley BM, Moore JH, Williams FM, Campbell H, Silbernagel G, Vitart V, Rudan I, Tofler GH, Navis GJ, Destefano A, Wright AF, Chen MH, de Craen AJ, Worrall BB, Rudnicka AR, Rumley A, Bookman EB, Psaty BM, Chen F, Keene KL, Franco OH, Böhm BO, Uitterlinden AG, Carter AM, Jukema JW, Sattar N, Bis JC, Ikram MA. Genome-Wide Association Study for Circulating Tissue Plasminogen Activator Levels and Functional Follow-Up Implicates Endothelial STXBP5 and STX2. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 May; 34(5):1093-101.

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  • Published on 9/19/2013

    O'Seaghdha CM, Wu H, Yang Q, Kapur K, Guessous I, Zuber AM, Köttgen A, Stoudmann C, Teumer A, Kutalik Z, Mangino M, Dehghan A, Zhang W, Eiriksdottir G, Li G, Tanaka T, Portas L, Lopez LM, Hayward C, Lohman K, Matsuda K, Padmanabhan S, Firsov D, Sorice R, Ulivi S, Brockhaus AC, Kleber ME, Mahajan A, Ernst FD, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, Mace A, Boerwinckle E, Arking DE, Tanikawa C, Nakamura Y, Brown MJ, Gaspoz JM, Theler JM, Siscovick DS, Psaty BM, Bergmann S, Vollenweider P, Vitart V, Wright AF, Zemunik T, Boban M, Kolcic I, Navarro P, Brown EM, Estrada K, Ding J, Harris TB, Bandinelli S, Hernandez D, Singleton AB, Girotto G, Ruggiero D, d'Adamo AP, Robino A, Meitinger T, Meisinger C, Davies G, Starr JM, Chambers JC, Boehm BO, Winkelmann BR, Huang J, Murgia F, Wild SH, Campbell H, Morris AP, Franco OH, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Rivadeneira F, Völker U, Hannemann A, Biffar R, Hoffmann W, Shin SY, Lescuyer P, Henry H, Schurmann C. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies six new Loci for serum calcium concentrations. PLoS Genet. 2013; 9(9):e1003796.

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  • Published on 9/12/2013

    Parsa A, Fuchsberger C, Köttgen A, O''Seaghdha CM, Pattaro C, de Andrade M, Chasman DI, Teumer A, Endlich K, Olden M, Chen MH, Tin A, Kim YJ, Taliun D, Li M, Feitosa M, Gorski M, Yang Q, Hundertmark C, Foster MC, Glazer N, Isaacs A, Rao M, Smith AV, O''Connell JR, Struchalin M, Tanaka T, Li G, Hwang SJ, Atkinson EJ, Lohman K, Cornelis MC, Johansson A, Tönjes A, Dehghan A, Couraki V, Holliday EG, Sorice R, Kutalik Z, Lehtimäki T, Esko T, Deshmukh H, Ulivi S, Chu AY, Murgia F, Trompet S, Imboden M, Kollerits B, Pistis G, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Aspelund T, Eiriksdottir G, Mitchell BD, Boerwinkle E, Schmidt H, Hofer E, Hu F, Demirkan A, Oostra BA, Turner ST, Ding J, Andrews JS, Freedman BI, Giulianini F, Koenig W, Illig T, Döring A, Wichmann HE, Zgaga L, Zemunik T, Boban M, Minelli C, Wheeler HE, Igl W, Zaboli G, Wild SH, Wright AF, Campbell H, Ellinghaus D, Nöthlings U, Jacobs G, Biffar R, Ernst F, Homuth G, Kroemer HK, Nauck M, Stracke S, Völker U, Völzke H, Kovacs P, Stumvoll M, Mägi R, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Rivadeneira F, Aulchenko YS, Polasek O, Hastie N, Vitart V, Helmer C, Wang JJ, Stengel B, Ruggiero D, Bergmann S, Kähönen M, Viikari J, Nikopensius T, Province M, Colhoun H, Doney A, Robino A, Krämer BK, Portas L, Ford I, Buckley BM, Adam M, Thun GA, Paulweber B, Haun M, Sala C, Mitchell P, Ciullo M, Vollenweider P, Raitakari O, Metspalu A, Palmer C, Gasparini P, Pirastu M, Jukema JW, Probst-Hensch NM, Kronenberg F, Toniolo D, Gudnason V, Shuldiner AR, Coresh J, Schmidt R, Ferrucci L, van Duijn CM, Borecki I, Kardia SL, Liu Y, Curhan GC, Rudan I, Gyllensten U, Wilson JF, Franke A, Pramstaller PP, Rettig R, Prokopenko I, Witteman J, Hayward C, Ridker PM, Bochud M, Heid IM, Siscovick DS, Fox CS, Kao WL, Böger CA. Common variants in mendelian kidney disease genes and their association with renal function. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Dec; 24(12):2105-17.

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  • Published on 8/7/2013

    O'Seaghdha CM, Tin A, Yang Q, Katz R, Liu Y, Harris T, Astor B, Coresh J, Fox CS, Kao WH, Shlipak MG. Association of a cystatin C gene variant with cystatin C levels, CKD, and risk of incident cardiovascular disease and mortality. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jan; 63(1):16-22.

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  • Published on 7/31/2013

    Pistis G, Okonkwo SU, Traglia M, Sala C, Shin SY, Masciullo C, Buetti I, Massacane R, Mangino M, Thein SL, Spector TD, Ganesh S. Genome wide association analysis of a founder population identified TAF3 as a gene for MCHC in humans. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e69206.

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  • Published on 5/16/2013

    Rhee EP, Clish CB, Ghorbani A, Larson MG, Elmariah S, McCabe E, Yang Q, Cheng S, Pierce K, Deik A, Souza AL, Farrell L, Domos C, Yeh RW, Palacios I, Rosenfield K, Vasan RS, Florez JC, Wang TJ, Fox CS, Gerszten RE. A combined epidemiologic and metabolomic approach improves CKD prediction. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jul; 24(8):1330-8.

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  • Published on 12/17/2012

    Chen MH, Huang J, Chen WM, Larson MG, Fox CS, Vasan RS, Seshadri S, O'Donnell CJ, Yang Q. Using family-based imputation in genome-wide association studies with large complex pedigrees: the Framingham Heart Study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e51589.

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