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Yong Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology

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210 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-8155
BSc (Mathematics)
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China, 2003.
MA (Mathematics)
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2005.
PhD (Biostatistics)
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
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Selected Publications

Liu L, Xu H, Wang W, Wu C, Chen Y, Yang J, Cen P, Xu J, Liu C, Long J, Guha S, Fu D, Ni Q, Jatoi A, Chari S, McCleary-Wheeler A, Fernandez-Zapico M, Li M and Yu X: A preoperative serum signature of CEA +/ CA125 +/ CA19-9 >= 1,000 U/mL indicates poor outcome to pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Cancer 136(9): 2216-2227, May 2015.

Chen Y, Ning J, Cai C: Regression analysis of longitudinal data with irregular and informative observation times. Biostatistics 16(4): 727-739, Oct 2015.

Liu Y, Chen Y and Chu H: A unification of models for meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies without a gold standard. Biometrics 71(2): 538-547, Jun 2015 Notes: Yong Chen is the corresponding author; this paper is first-authored by Yulun Lui, a student advised by Yong Chen.

Chen Y and Li T: Book review on "Applied Meta-analysis for Social Science Research" The American Statistician 2015.

Chen Y, Hong C and Riley R: An alternative pseudolikelihood method for multivariate random-effects meta-analysis. Statistics in Medicine 34(3): 361-380, Feb 2015.

Chen Y, Liu Y, Ning J, Cormier J and Chu H: A hybrid model for combining case-control and cohort studies in systematic reviews of diagnostic tests. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C 64(3): 469-489, Apr 2015.

Ning J, Chen Y, Cai C, Huang X and Wang MC: On the dependence structure of bivariate recurrent event processes: Inference and estimation. Biometrika 102(2): 345-358, Jun 2015.

Luo S, Chen Y, Su X and Chu H: mmeta: An R package for multivariate meta-analysis. Journal of Statistical Software 56(11): 11, Jan 2014.

Xu C, Wallace M, Yang J, Jiang L, Zhai Q, Zhang Y, Hong C, Chen Y, Frank T, Stauffer J, Asbun H, Raimondo M, Woodward T, Li Z, Guha S, Zheng L and Li M: ZIP4 is a novel diagnostic and prognostic marker in human pancreatic cancer: A systemic comparison between EUS-FNA and surgical specimens. Current Molecular Medicine 14(3): 309-315, Mar 2014.

Chen Y and Liang KY: On the asymptotic behaviour of the pseudolikelihood ratio test statistic with boundary problems. Biometrika 97(3): 603-620, Sep 2010.

Nie L, Chen Y and Chu H: Asymptotic variances of maximum likelihood estimator for the correlation coefficient from a BVN distribution with one variable subject to censoring. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 141(1): 392-401, Jan 2011 Notes: The first author Lei Nie and Yong Chen contributed equally.

Chen Y, Ning Y, Hong C and Wang S: Semiparametric tests for identifying differentially methylated loci with case-control designs using Illumina arrays. Genetic Epidemiology 38(1): 42-50, Jan 2014.

Tong P, Chen Y, Su X and Coombes K: SIBER: Systematic identification of bimodally expressed genes using RNAseq data. Bioinformatics 29(5): 605-613, Mar 2013 Notes: Notes: The first author Pan Tong is a student mentored by Yong Chen.

Huang J, Chen Y, Swartz M and Ionita-Laza I: Comparing the power of family-based association test for sequence data with applilcations in the GAW 18 simulated data. BMC Proceedings 8(Suppl 1): S27, Jun 2014 Notes: The first author Jing Huang is a graduate student mentored by Yong Chen.

Chen Y, Liu Y, Ning J, Nie L, Zhu H and Chu H: A composite likelihood method for bivariate meta-analysis of sensitivity and specificity in diagnostic reviews. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 26(2): 914-930, Apr 2017.

Chen Y, Chu H, Luo S, Nie L, Chen S: Bayesian analysis on meta-analysis of case-control studies accounting for within-study correlation. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 24(6): 836-855, Dec 2015.

Chen Y, Luo S, Chu H, Su X, and Nie L: An empirical Bayes method for multivariate meta-analysis with application in clinical trials. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods 43(16): 3536-3551, Jul 2014.

Ma X, Chen Y, Cole S and Chu H: A hybrid Bayesian hierarchical model combining cohort and case-control studies for meta-analysis of diagnostic tests: accounting for partial verification bias. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 25(6): 3015-3037, Dec 2016.

Chen Y, Luo S, Chu H and Wei P: Bayesian inference on risk differences: an application to multivariate meta-analysis of adverse events in clinical trials. Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research 5(2): 142-155, May 2013.

Nie L, Soon G, Qi K, Chen Y and Chu HT: A note on partial covariate-adjustment and design considerations in noninferiority trials when patient-level data are not available. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 23(5): 1042-1053, 2013.

Chu H, Nie L, Chen Y, Huang Y and Sun W: Bivariate random effects models for meta-analysis of comparative studies with binary outcomes: methods for the absolute risk difference and relative risk. Statistical Methods in Medical Research 21(6): 621-633, Dec 2012.

Chen Y and Luo S: A few remarks on 'Statistical distribution of the difference of two proportions' by Nadarajah and Kotz, Statistics in Medicine 2007; 26(18):3518-3523. Statistics in Medicine 30(15): 1913-1915, Jul 2011.

Lin Y, Chen Y, Wang Y, Yang J, Zhu V, Liu Y, Cui X, Yan W, Jiang T, Hergenroeder G, Fletcher S, Levine J, Kim D, Tandon N, Zhu J and Li M: ZIP4 is a novel molecular marker for glioma. Neuro-Oncology 15(8): 1008-1016, Aug 2013 Notes: Yi Lin and Yong Chen contributed equally.

Zhang Y, Yang J, Cui X, Chen Y, Zhu V, Hagan J, Wang H, Yu X, Hodges S, Fang J, Chiao P, Logsdon C, Fisher W, Brunicardi F, Chen C, Yao Q, Fernandez-Zapico M and Li M: A novel epigenetic CREB-miR 373 axis mediates ZIP4-induced pancreatic cancer growth. EMBO Molecular Medicine 5(9): 1322-1334, Sep 2013.

Lin Y, Zhang G, Zhang J, Gao C, Li M, Chen Y, Wang J, Li G, Song S, Wang Y and Jiang T: A panel of four cytokines predicts the prognosis of patients with malignant gliomas. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 114(2): 199-208, Sep 2013.

Go VF, Frangakis C, Minh N, Latkin C, Ha T, Mo T, Sripaipan T, Davis W, Zelaya C, Chen Y, Celentano D and Quan V: Effects of an HIV peer prevention intervention on sexual and injecting risk behaviors among injecting drug users and their risk partners in Thai Nguyen, Vietnam: a randomized controlled trial. Social Science & Medicine 96: 154-164, Nov 2013.

Nestadt G, Wang Y, Grados MA, Riddle MA, Greenberg BD, Knowles JA, Fyer AJ, McCracken JT, Rauch SL, Murphy DL, Rasmussen SA Cullen B, Piacentini J, Geller D, Pauls D, Bienvenu OJ, Chen Y, Liang KY, Goes FS, Maher B, Pulver AE, Shugart YY, Valle D, Samuels JF and Chang YC: Homeobox genes in obsessive-compulsive disorder. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 159B(1): 53-60, Jan 2012.

Blom RM, Samuels JF, Grados MA, Chen Y, Bienvenu OJ, Riddle MA, Liang KY, Brandt J and Nestadt G: Cognitive functioning in compulsive hoarding. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 25(8): 1139-1144, Dec 2011.

Frangakis CE, Geschwind J, Kim D, Chen Y, Koteish A, Hong K, Liapi E and Georgiades CS: Chemoembolization decreases drop-off risk of hepatocellular carcinoma patients on the liver transplant list. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 34(6): 1254-1261, Dec 2011.

Wible BC, Rilling WS, Drescher P, Hieb RA, Saeian K, Frangakis CE, Chen Y, Eastwood D and Kim HS: Longitudinal quality of life assessment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma after primary transarterial chemoembolization. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 21(7): 1024-1030, Jul 2010.

Buijs M, Vossen JA, Frangakis CE, Hong K, Georgiades C, Chen Y, Liapi E and Geschwind JF: Nonresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term toxicity in patients treated with transarterial chemoembolization--single-center experience. Radiology 249(1): 346-354, Oct 2008.

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