Dr Yannan Jiang

PhD

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Senior Research Fellow

Biography

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 an invited 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

My current research areas include: clincial trials in nutrition and physical activity, newborn and pregnant women, diabetes and heart diseases; cluster randomized trial design; national survey design and analysis, longitudinal studies and missing data problems.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise postgraduate students on research projects in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences.

Responsibilities

Yannan is a consultant within the Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.

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Areas of expertise

Biostatistics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Maddison, R., Shepherd, M., Cutfield, R., ... Murphy, R. (2018). TEXT MESSAGE-BASED DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SUPPORT: RESULTS FROM THE SMS4BG RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rinki Murphy
  • Jain, R., Hoggard, M., Zoing, M., Jiang, Y., Biswas, K., Taylor, M. W., & Douglas, R. G. (2018). The effect of medical treatments on the bacterial microbiome in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: a pilot study. International forum of allergy & rhinology10.1002/alr.22110
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Mike Taylor
  • 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 & physiological optics : the journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists), 38 (2), 129-143. 10.1111/opo.12437
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Yitian Tina Gao, Nicola Anstice, Joanna Black, Cindy Guo, Varsha Parag, Natalie Walker
  • 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 ophthalmology, 136 (2), 172-181. 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.6090
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Thompson, Joanna Black, Cindy Guo, Yitian Tina Gao, Varsha Parag, Natalie Walker
  • Tottman, A. C., Alsweiler, J. M., Bloomfield, F. H., Gamble, G., Jiang, Y., Leung, M., ... Harding, J. E. (2018). Long-term outcomes of hyperglycemic preterm infants randomized to tight glycemic control. Journal of Pediatrics, 193, 68-75. 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.081
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Jane Alsweiler, Greg Gamble, Benjamin Thompson, Jane Harding, Trecia Wouldes
  • Ni Mhurchu, C., Eyles, H., Jiang, Y., & Blakely, T. (2018). Do nutrition labels influence healthier food choices? Analysis of label viewing behaviour and subsequent food purchases in a labelling intervention trial. Appetite, 121, 360-365. 10.1016/j.appet.2017.11.105
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Helen Eyles
  • 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
  • Silvestre, M. P., Jiang, Y., Volkova, K., Chisholm, H., Lee, W., & Poppitt, S. D. (2017). Evaluating FINDRISC as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes among overweight adults in the PREVIEW:NZ cohort. Primary Care Diabetes, 11 (6), 561-569. 10.1016/j.pcd.2017.07.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sally Poppitt, Marta Paulino Silvestre, Hannah Chisholm

Contact details

Alternative contact

Extension number 88490

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE - MATHPHYSIC - Bldg 303
Level 2, Room 207
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand