Wan Tang, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Ph.D. (2004) 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 4237
Phone: (585) 275-1276
Fax: (585) 273-1031
E-mail: Wan_Tang@urmc.rochester.edu

Data and Programming for Applied Categorical and Count Data Analysis

Research Interests

    • Longitudinal data analysis
    • Missing data modeling
    • Structural equation models
    • Smoothing methods

Selected Publications

  • Gunzler, D., Tang, W., Lu, N., Wu, P. and Tu, X.M. A Class of Distribution-free Models for Longitudinal Mediation Analysis, Psychometrika, in press.
  • Wilde, M., McMahon, J., McDonald, M., Tang, W., Wang, W., Brasch, J., Fairbanks, E., Shah, S., Zhang, F. and (Din) Chen, D.-G.  A Randomized Trial of a Self-Management Intervention in Long-Term Indwelling Urinary Catheter Users, Nursing Research, in press.
  • O'Connor, T., Tang, W., Gilchrist, M., Moynihan, J., Pressman, E. and Robertson Blackmore, E.  Diurnal Cortisol Patterns and Psychiatric Symptoms in Pregnancy: Short-term Longitudinal Study, Biological Psychology, 2014, 96:35–41.
  • Crits-Christoph, P., Gallop, R., Sadicario, J.S., Calsyn, D.A., Tross, S., Tang, W., Tu, X.M., Woody, G., and He, H., Predictors and moderators of outcomes of HIV/STD safer sex skills groups in substance abuse treatment programs, a pooled analysis of two randomized controlled trials,  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 9 (1): 3, 2014.
  • He, H., Tang, W., Zuo, G. Statistical Inference in Partial Linear Model with Double Smoothing Local Linear Regression Method, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2014, 146 (1):102-112.
  • Chen, D.-G., Lin, F., Chen, X., Tang, W. and Kitzman, H. Cusp Catastrophe Model: A Nonlinear Model for Health Outcomes in Nursing Research, Nursing Research, 2014 63(3):211-20.
  • Wilde, M., McDonald, M., Brasch, J., McMahon, J., Fairbanks, E., Shah, S., Tang, W., and Scheid, E. Long-term Urinary Catheter Users Self-Care Practices and Problems, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2013, 22(3-4):356-367.
  • Yu, Q., Chen, R., Tang, W., He, H., Gallop, R., Crits-Christoph, P., Hu, J. and Tu, X.M. Distribution-free Models for Longitudinal Count Responses with Overdispersion and Structural Zeros, Statistics in Medicine, 2013, 32(14):2390-2405.
  • Robertson-Blackmore, E., Rubinow, D., O’Connor, T., Liu, X., Tang, W., Craddock, N. and Jones, I. Reproductive Outcomes and Risk of Subsequent Illness in Women Diagnosed with Postpartum Psychosis, Bipolar disorders, 2013, 15:394-404.
  • Tang, W., He, H. and Gunzler, D.  Kernel Smoothing Density Estimation when Group Membership is Subject to Missing, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2012, 142:685-694.
  • Brown, M., Tang, W., Patel, A. and Baumhauer, J. Partial Foot Amputations in Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Foot & Ankle International, 2012, 33(8):707-716.
  • Tang, W., Zuo, G. and He, H. Double-smoothing for Bias Reduction in Varying Coefficient Models, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 2011, 23:917-926.
  • Conner, K., Gunzler, D., Tang, W., Tu, X. and Maisto, S. Test of a Clinical Model of Drinking and Suicidal Risk, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2011, 35(1):60-68.
  • Robertson-Blackmore, E., Côté-Arsenault, D., Tang, W., Glover, V., Evans, J. Golding, J. and O’Conner, T. Previous prenatal loss as a predictor of perinatal depression and anxiety, British Journal of Psychiatry, 2011, 198(5):373-378.
  • Cerulli, C., Talbot, N., Tang, W. and Chaudron, L. Co-Occurring Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health Diagnoses in Perinatal Women, Journal of Women’s Health, 2011, 20(12):1797-1803.
  • Privitera, M., Moynihan, J., Tang, W. and Khan, A. Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder in a Clinical Office Setting, Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 2010 Nov, 16(6):387-393.
  • Ma, Y., Tang, W. and Tu, X. Modeling Concordance Correlation Coefficient for Longitudinal Study Data, Psychometrika, 2010, 75:99-119.
  • Yu, Q., Tang, W., Marcus, S., Ma, Y., Zhang, H. and Tu, X.M. Modeling Sensitivity and Specificity with a Time-varying Reference Standard within a Longitudinal Setting, Journal of Applied Statistics, 37:1213-1230, 2010.
  • Grabovich, A., Lu, N., Tang, W., Tu, X. and Lyness J. Outcomes of Subsyndromal Depression in Older Primary Care Patients, Am. J Geriatric Psychiatry, 2010, 18(3):227-235.
  • Chaudron, L., Szilagyi, P., Tang, W., Anson, E., Talbot, N., Wadkins, H., Tu, X. and Wisner, K. Accuracy of Depression Screening Tools for Identifying Postpartum Depression Among Urban Mothers, Pediatrics, 2010, 125:e609-e617.


Statistical Packages

  1. A SAS macro for zero-truncated Poisson and negative binomial models (code and document).