Yan Yan Wu


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Biomed D-104L

Yan Yan Wu, PhD


Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Statistics), York University
  • MA (Statistics), York University
  • BA (Maths for Commerce), York University
  • BS (Economics), Hohai University

Awards & Honors

  • CIHR Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Research (2011-2014)
  • David McColm Fellowship in Cancer Research (2012)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2009-2010)
  • George & Frances Denzel Award for Excellence in Statistics (2008-2009)

Research Interests

  • Longitudinal data analysis and hierarchical data analysis with mixed models
  • Multivariate analysis, graphical models, survival analysis, asymptotic inference
  • Statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology
  • Developing complex statistical tools to model the effects of genes and environmental factors associated with complex human diseases

Selected Publications

Wei RM, Wu YY. Modification effect of fenofibrate therapy, a longitudinal epigenomic-wide methylation study of triglycerides levels in the Genetics of Lipid-lowering Drug and Diet Network. BMC Genetics 2018. (In press)

Wu YY, Lye S, Briallais, L. (2017). The Role of Early-Life Growth Development, FTO gene and Exclusive Breastfeeding on Child BMI trajectories. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2017; 017; 46 (5) 1512-1522. PMID: 29040503. https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/46/5/1512/3872325

Wu YY, Braun K, Onaka AT, Horiuchi BY, Tottori CJ, Wilkens L. (2017) Life Expectancies in Hawai‘i: A Multi-ethnic Analysis of 2010 Life Tables. Hawaiian Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2017; 76(1) 9-14. PMCID: PMC5226016.

Wu YY, Massam H, Wong A. (2014) An accurate test for the equality of covariance matrices from decomposable graphical Gaussian models. Canadian Journal of Statistics. 42(1):61-77.

Wu YY, Wong A. (2009) A note on interval estimation of P(X < Y ) using lower record values from the generalized exponential distribution. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 53, 3650-3658