Ying Zhang, M.D. M.S. Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Phone: (405) 271-2229, ext 48073
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 303
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Ying-Zhang4@ouhsc.edu

Education and Training:

  • Post-doctoral fellow, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China.
  • M.S. in Biostatistics, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China.
  • M.D. in Preventive Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China.

Appointments and Positions:

  • July 2017 – Present: Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  • October 2012 – June 2017: Assistant professor of Research, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  • August, 2005 – September, 2012: Assistant professor of Research, Center for American Indian Health Research, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
  • July 1994 – August 1999: Lecturer, Department of Health Statistics, School of Public Health, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China

Complete List of Publications:

http://profiles.ouhsc.edu/display/73502

Most Recent 5 Publications:

  • Lee JS, Chang PY, Zhang Y, Kizer JR, Best LG, Howard BV. Triglyceride and HDL-C Dyslipidemia and Risks of Coronary Heart Disease and Ischemic Stroke by Glycemic Dysregulation Status: The Strong Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2017 Apr; 40(4):529-537. PMID: 28122840.

  • Zhang Y, Jenkins AJ, Basu A, Stoner JA, Lopes-Virella MF, Klein RL, Lyons TJ. Associations between intensive diabetes therapy and NMR-determined lipoprotein subclass profiles in type 1 diabetes. J Lipid Res. 2016 Feb; 57(2):310-7. PMID: 26658239; PMCID: PMC4727426 [Available on 02/01/17].

  • Basu A, Jenkins AJ, Zhang Y, Stoner JA, Klein RL, Lopes-Virella MF, Timothy Garvey W, Lyons TJ. Data on carotid intima-media thickness and lipoprotein subclasses in type 1 diabetes from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC). Data Brief. 2016 Mar; 6:33-8. PMID: 26759826; PMCID: PMC4683326.

  • Basu A, Jenkins AJ, Zhang Y, Stoner JA, Klein RL, Lopes-Virella MF, Garvey WT, Lyons TJ. Nuclear magnetic resonance-determined lipoprotein subclasses and carotid intima-media thickness in type 1 diabetes. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Jan; 244:93-100. PMID: 26600440; PMCID: PMC4823999 [Available on 01/01/17].

  • Best LG, García-Esquinas E, Yeh JL, Yeh F, Zhang Y, Lee ET, Howard BV, Farley JH, Welty TK, Rhoades DA, Rhoades ER, Umans JG, Navas-Acien A. Association of diabetes and cancer mortality in American Indians: the Strong Heart Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Nov; 26(11):1551-60. PMID: 26250516; PMCID: PMC4596901.

Research Interests:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Multilevel modeling
  • Application of statistical methods in clinical and epidemiological studies
  • Genetic epidemiology of chronic disease with an emphasis on cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity.
  • Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Current Major Research Projects:

  • Oklahoma Site Principal Investigator, Fatty Liver Disease and Its Determinants in An American Indian Population: the Strong Heart Study – funded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
  • Co-investigator, Health Outcomes in a Young Adult Clinic for Patients with Diabetes – funded by Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Oklahoma
  • Co-investigator, Cardiovascular Disease in American Indians (the Strong Heart Study) –funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).