Jaden Yang, M.S. 
Biostatistician

Jaden joined the QSU in June 2013. She completed her M.S. in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she studied statistical genetics with Michael Boehnke. She is currently using her knowledge of Unix/Linux environments, SAS, R and Perl in the context of several projects related to genetics, and a clinical trial.

Methodology Area of Interest:  statistical genetics. Interest: Big data, machine learning, statistical genetics

Clinical Area of Interest: cancer; cardiovascular disease

Selected Publications: 

Goldstein BA, Yang LY, Salfati E, Assimes TL. Contemporary considerations for constructing a genetic risk score: An empirical approach. Genetic Epidemiol. 2015 Sep;39(6):439-45.

David SP, Wang A, Kapphahn K, Hedline H, Desai M, Henderson M, Yang L. et al. Gene by environment investigation of incident lung cancer risk in African-Americans. EBioMedicine. 2016 Jan 11;4:153-61.

Huyghe JR, Jackson AU, Fogarty MP, Buchkovich ML, Stancakova A, Stringham HM, Sim X, Yang L, et al. Exome array analysis identifies new loci and low-frequency variants influencing insulin processing and secretion. Nat Genet. 2013 Feb;45(2):197-201.

Reiner AP, Lettre G, Nalls MA, Ganesh SK, Mathias R, Austin MA,.... Yang L, et al. Genome-wide association study of white blood cell count in 16,388 African Americans: the continental originsand genetic epidemiology network (COGENT). PLos Genet. 2011 Jun;7(6):e1002108. 

Ng MC, Shriner D, Chen BH, Li J,..... Yang L, et al. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in African Americans provides insights into the geneticarchitecture of type 2 diabetes. PLos Genet. 2014 Aug 7;10(8):e1004517.