Dr Yannan Jiang
I gained the first degree in Mathematics from Beijing Normal University, and completed my MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics at the University of Auckland in 2004. A major focus of my research is designing innovative intervention trials to improve population health in New Zealand and other countries. In 2005, I joined the National Institute for Health Innovation (formerly Clinical Trials Research Unit) in the School of Population Health. As the Senior Biostatistician and Study Co-investigator in their research programmes, I lead in trial design, statistical methodology, data analysis and reports across a wide range of clinical studies. I am the named co-investigator in a number of national and international research projects led by the Liggins Institute, and have worked collaboratively with Conectus on their national studies.
I am a Senior Statistical Consultant of the Statistical Consulting Centre in the Department of Statistics from its inception in 2009, providing consultancy to external clients across a wide variety of statistical services including advice on study design, data monitoring, statistical analysis and reporting, and expert review. In 2012 I was elected to membership of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). I am the statistical reviewer for The Lancet and other medical journals, and also a member of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) and the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT).
Research | Current
As an academic researcher, I have played a leading role in developing strong relationships with statisticians and researchers within the area of health research in China. In 2008 I successfully organized a symposium in Beijing with support from the New Zealand Vice Chancellors Strategic Development Grant. This activity has initiated and promoted the collaborations between the School of Public Health in Peking University Health Science Centre (PUHSC), and the School of Population Health in The University of Auckland. A number of academic visits have been made with a collaborative research project successfully funded by the China Medical Board.
My current research areas include nutrition and physical activity, smoking cessation, cluster randomized trial design, national survey design and analysis, Phase II/III drug trials, longitudinal and case-control studies with response-selective sampling and missing data problems.
Teaching | Current
I have made constant contributions to the teaching of postgraduate courses and the supervision of student projects and theses, at both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences.
Yannan is a consultant within the Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.
Areas of expertise
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Maddison, R., Stewart, R., Doughty, R., Scott, T., Kerr, A., Benatar, J., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Text4Heart II - improving medication adherence in people with heart disease: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19 (1)10.1186/s13063-018-2468-z
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rob Doughty
- Gao, T. Y., Anstice, N., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Dai, S., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Optical treatment of amblyopia in older children and adults is essential prior to enrolment in a clinical trial. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt10.1111/opo.12437
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Yitian Tina Gao, Nicola Anstice, Joanna Black
- Gao, T. Y., Guo, C. X., Babu, R. J., Black, J. M., Bobier, W. R., Chakraborty, A., ... Jiang, Y. (2018). Effectiveness of a Binocular Video Game vs Placebo Video Game for Improving Visual Functions in Older Children, Teenagers, and Adults With Amblyopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA ophthalmology10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6090
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Joanna Black, Cindy Guo, Yitian Tina Gao
- Tottman, A. C., Alsweiler, J. M., Bloomfield, F. H., Gamble, G., Jiang, Y., Leung, M., ... Harding, J. E. (2017). Long-Term Outcomes of Hyperglycemic Preterm Infants Randomized to Tight Glycemic Control. The Journal of pediatrics10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.081
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Anna Tottman, Jane Alsweiler, Greg Gamble, Benjamin Thompson, Jane Harding, Trecia Wouldes, Myra Leung
- Eyles, H., McCarroll, R., Neal, B., Jiang, Y., Doughty, R. N., McLean, R., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2017). A salt-reduction smartphone app supports lower-salt food purchases for people with cardiovascular disease: Findings from the SaltSwitch randomised controlled trial. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 24 (13), 1435-1444. 10.1177/2047487317715713
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Eyles, Rob Doughty, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Rebecca McCarroll
- McKinlay, C. J. D., Alsweiler, J. M., Anstice, N. S., Burakevych, N., Chakraborty, A., Chase, J. G., ... Jiang, Y. (2017). Association of Neonatal Glycemia With Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 4.5 Years. JAMA pediatrics10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1579
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jane Alsweiler, Chris McKinlay, Nicola Anstice, Deborah Harris, Robert Jacobs, Benjamin Thompson, Trecia Wouldes, Jane Harding, Greg Gamble
- Krishnamurthi, R., Barker-Collo, S., Witt, E., Jones, A., McPherson, K., Starkey, N., ... Rush, E. (2017). Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing for secondary stroke prevention. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE. (pp. 1).
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suzanne Barker-Collo, Alan Barber, Bruce Arroll
- Curtis, E., Wikaire, E., Jiang, Y., McMillan, L., Loto, R., Poole, P., ... Reid, P. (2017). Examining the predictors of academic outcomes for indigenous Māori, Pacific and rural students admitted into medicine via two equity pathways: A retrospective observational study at the University of Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. BMJ Open, 7 (8).10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017276
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Erena Wikaire, Elana Curtis, Louise McMillan, Phillippa Poole, Mark Barrow, Warwick Bagg, Papaarangi Reid