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Hongyue Wang, PhD

Hongyue Wang, PhDResearch Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Ph.D. (2007) University of Rochester

Contact Information

University of Rochester
Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
265 Crittenden Boulevard, CU 420630 
Rochester, New York 14642-0630
Office: Saunders Research Building 4228
Phone: (585) 276-3735
Fax: (585) 273-1031


Research Interests

My research interests lie in longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, and design and analysis of clinical trials. I’m also interested in modeling right skewed data with inverse Gaussian distribution due to its striking similarities to Gaussian distribution in case of various properties and inference procedures. Most of my collaborative work is with investigators in the Department of Pediatrics and Heart Research Unit on monitoring and analysis of multicenter clinical trials. I am also a biostatistician in the Eastman Dental Center and the General Clinical Research Center at URMC.

I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in Statistics from University of Rochester. I am a member of the American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society.

Selected Publications

  • Williams, L., Malhotra, Y., Murante, B., Laverty, S., Cook S., Topa, D., Hardy, D., Wang, H., Gigliotti, F. (2012) A Single Blinded Clinical Trial Comparing Polytrim and Moxifloxacin for Treatment of Conjunctivitis. The Journal of Pediatrics Volume 162, 4.
  • Feng, C., Wang, H., and Tu, X. M. (2012). The Asymptotic Distribution of a Likelihood Ratio Test for the Poisson Distribution. Sankhyá A (2012) 74: 263-268
  • Amin, S.B., Myers, G., Wang, H. (2012) Association between neonatal iron overload and early human brain development in premature infants, Early Hum Dev, doi:10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2011.12.030.
  • Feng, C. Wang, H., Lu, N., and Tu, X. M. (2012).  Log-transformation: Application and Interpretation in Biomedical Research. Statistics in Medicine doi: 10.1002/sim.5486.
  • Caserta, M.T., Wyman, P.A., Wang, H., Moynihan, J., O’Connor, T.G. (2011).  Associations among Depression, Perceived Self-Efficacy, and Immune Function and Health in Preadolescent Children.  Development and Psychopathology, Nov 0; 23(4):1139-47.
  • McAnarney, E. R., Zarcone, J. R., Singh, P, Welsh, S, Litteer, T, Wang, H., Klein, J. (2011) Restrictive Anorexia Nervosa and Set-Shifting in Adolescents: A Biobehavioral Interface. Journal of Adolescent Health. 49: 99-101.
  • D'Angio, C. T., Heyne, R. J., Duara, S., Holmes, L. C., O'Shea, T. M., Wang, H., Wang, D., Sánchez, P.J., Welliver, R.C., Ryan, R.M., Schnabel, K.C., Hall, C.B. (2011) Immunogenicity of Trivalent Influenza Vaccine in Extremely Low-birth-weight, Premature Versus Term Infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 30 (7).
  • Halterman, J.S., Szilagyi, P.G., Fisher, S.G., Fagnano, M., Tremblay, P., Conn, K.M., Wang, H., Borrelli, B. (2011) Randomized controlled trial to improve care for urban children with asthma: results of the School-Based Asthma Therapy trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 165(3):262-8.
  • Amin, S. B., Smith, T., Wang, H. (2011) Is Neonatal Jaundice Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders DOI 10.1007/s10803-010-1169-6.
  • Mudholkar, G. S., Wang, H. (2010) Product-Convolution of R-symmetric Unimodal Distributions: An Analogue of Wintner's Theorem. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice 4(4) 803-11.
  • Caserta, M., Hall, C., Schnabel, K., Lofthus, G., Marino, A., Shelley, L., Yoo, C., Carnahan, J., Anderson, L., Wang, H (2010) Diagnostic assays for active infection with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)  J Clin Virol (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2010.02.007
  • Lande, M., Adams, H., Falkner, B., Waldstein, S. R., Schwartz, G. J., Szilagyi, P. G., Wang, H., and Palumbo, D. (2010). Parental Assessment of Executive Function and Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior in Primary Hypertension after Anti-Hypertensive Therapy. Journal of Pediatrics 157 (1), 114-119.
  • Amin, S., MacDonald, M., Orlando, M., Eddins, A., Puccia, D., Moncznski, C., Lim, A., Wang, H. (2009) In utero Iron Status and Auditory Neural Maturation in Premature Infants as Evaluated by Auditory Brainstem Response. Journal of Pediatrics 156 (3):377-81.
  • Lande, M., Adams, H., Falkner, B., Waldstein, S. R., Schwartz, G. J., Szilagyi, P. G., Wang, H., Palumbo, D. (2009). Parental Assessments of Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior and Executive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension. Journal of Pediatrics. 154: 207-212.
  • McConnochie, K.M., Wood, N., Heredeen, H.E., Ng, P., Wang, H., Roghmann, K. (2009) Telemedicine Reduces Emergency Department Utilization and Overall Healthcare Expenditures for Illness Visits in Urban Children. Pediatrics 123 (6): 989-995.
  • Mudholkar, G. S. and Wang, H. (2009). R-Symmetry and the Power Function of the Tests for Inverse Gaussian Mean. Communication in Statistics, Theory meth. 38 (13) : 2178 – 2186.
  • Goldberg, I., Vyas, A.K., Hall, W.J., Moss, A.J., Wang, H., He, H., Zareba, W., McNitt, S., Andrews, M.L. (2008). Risk Stratification of MADIT-II Patients for Predicting Cardiac Death and ICD Benefit. J Am Coll Cardiol. 51:288-296.
  • Caserta, M., O’Connor, T., Wyman, P., Wang, H., Moynihan, J., Cross, W., Tu, X., and Jin, X. (2008). The Associations between Psychosocial Stress and the Frequency of Illness, and Innate and Adaptive Immune Function in Children. Brain, Behavior and Immunity. 22: 933-940. 
  • Lande, M, Meagher, C., Fisher, S., Belani, P, Wang, H., Rashid, M. (2008). Left ventricular mass index in children with white coat hypertension. Journal of Pediatrics. 153: 50-54.
  • Mudholkar, G. S. and Wang, H. (2007). IG-symmetry and R-symmetry:  Interrelations and Applications to the Inverse Gaussian Theory. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 137:3655-3671.
  • Zwanziger, J., Hall, W. J., Dick, A. W., Zhao, H., Mushlin, A. I., Hahn, R. M., Wang, H., Andrews, M. L., Mooney, C., Wang, H., Moss, A. J. (2006). The Cost Effectiveness of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: Results from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT)-II. J Am Coll Cardiol 47: 2310-2318.
  • Singh, J.P., Hall, W.J., McNitt, S., Wang, H., Daubert, J.P., Zareba, W., Ruskin, J.N., and Moss, A.J. (2005).  Factors Influencing Appropriate Firing of the Implanted Defibrillator for Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 46, 1712-1720.