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Yuanyuan Liang, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health,

University of Maryland

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Liang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH). She was a Research Scientist at the Alberta Research Centre for Child Health Evidence (ARCHE) in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Canada before joining the UTHSCSA. She received a Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics from the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada. She has over 10 years of experience in the development, management and analysis of epidemiological, clinical and health services data with an emphasis on applying state-of-the-art statistical methodologies.

Dr. Liang's research interests are focused on design and analysis of longitudinal data, construction of optimal crossover designs and response-adaptive designs, meta-analysis for systematic reviews and prediction models for cancer risk and prognosis. She is experienced with using large electronic medical databases to evaluate care and identify health disparities.

Research Interests

Education

Year Degree Major Institution
2006 Ph.D. Statistics University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada
2003 M.S. Biostatistics University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada
2000 B.S. Computer Science Beijing Normal University, Beijing , China

Presentations/Publications with the NRLC

  • The potential clinical utility of transdermal alcohol monitoring data to estimate the number of alcoholic drinks consumed

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Lake, S. L., Cates, S. E., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 14, 124-130.. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • The potential clinical utility of transdermal alcohol monitoring data to estimate the number of alcoholic drinks consumed

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Lake, S. L., Cates, S. E., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 14, 124-130. PubMed Icon

  • Using contingency management procedures to reduce at-risk drinking in heavy drinkers

    Dougherty, D. M., Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Mullen, J., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 109-121. PubMed Icon

  • Early adolescent trajectories of impulsiveness and sensation seeking in children of fathers with histories of alcohol and other substance use disorders

    Acheson, A., Lake, S. L., Bray, B. C., Liang, Y., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Charles, N. E., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research,. 40, 2,622-2,630 PubMed Icon

  • Pubertal maturation compression and behavioral impulsivity among boys at increased risk for substance use

    Mathias, C. W., Charles, N. E., Liang, Y., Acheson, A., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., Olvera, R. L., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 15, 61-73. PubMed Icon

  • Behavioral impulsivity does not predict naturalistic alcohol consumption or treatment outcomes

    Mullen, J., Mathias, C. W., Karns, T. E., Liang, Y., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D. Lamb, R. J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 15, 120-128. PubMed Icon

  • Family functioning as a mediator of relations between family history of Substance Use Disorder and impulsivity

    Ryan, S. R., Friedman, C. K., Lake, S. L., Mathias, C. W., Charles, N. E., Liang, Y., Acheson, A., and Dougherty, D. M. (2016).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 15, 17-24. PubMed Icon

  • Increased Pre- and Early-Adolescent Stress in Youth with a Family History of Substance Use Disorder and Early Substance Use Initiation

    Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Acheson, A., Bray, B. C., Ryan, S. R., Lake, S. L., Liang, Y, and Dougherty DM. (2015).

    Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 1954-1967. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Childhood stress exposure among preadolescents with and without family histories of substance use disorders

    Charles, N. E., Ryan, S. R., Acheson, A., Mathias, C. W., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Psychology of Addictive Behavior, 29, 192-200. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Transdermal alcohol concentration data collected during a contingency management program to reduce at-risk drinking

    Dougherty, D. M., Karns, T. E., Mullen, J., Liang, Y., Lake, S. L., Roache, J. D., and Hill-Kapturczak, N. (2015).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 148, 77-84. PubMed Icon

  • Effects of tryptophan depletion and a simulated alcohol binge on impulsivity.

    Dougherty, D. M., Mullen, J., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Lake, S. L., Mathias, C. M., and Roache, J. D. (2015).

    Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 23, 109-121. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Accounting for sex-related differences in the estimation of breath alcohol levels using transdermal alcohol monitoring

    Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Cates, S. E., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Psychopharmacology, 232, 115-123. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Assessing the validity of participant-derived compared to staff-derived values to compute a binge score

    Lake, S. L., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Roache, J. D., Mullen, J., Karns, T. E., and (2015).

    Alcoholl and Alcoholism, 50, 413-419. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Aggression as a Predictor of Early Substance Use Initiation among Youth with Family Histories of Substance Use Disorders

    Mathias, C. W., Duffing, T. M., Acheson, A., Charles, N. E., Lake, S. L., Ryan, S. R., Liang, Y., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 14, 230-240. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Using transdermal alcohol monitoring to detect low-level drinking

    Roache, J. D., Karns, T. E., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Mullen, J., Liang, Y., Lamb, R. J., and Dougherty, D. M. (2015).

    Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, 39, 1120-1127. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Delay discounting differentiates pre-adolescents at high and low risk for substance use disorders based on family history

    Dougherty, D. M., Charles, N. E., Mathias, C. W., Ryan, S. R., Olvera, R. L., Liang, Y., and Acheson, A. (2014).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 143, 105-111. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Use of continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring during a contingency management procedure to reduce excessive alcohol use.

    Dougherty, D. M., Hill-Kapturczak, N., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Cates, S. E., Lake, S. L., Mullen, J., and Roache, J. D. (2014).

    Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 142, 301-306. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Do variable rates of alcohol drinking alter the ability to use transdermal alcohol monitors to estimate peak breath alcohol and total number of drinks?

    Hill-Kapturczak, N., Lake, S.L., Roache, J.D., Cates, S.E., Liang, Y., Dougherty, D.M. (2014).

    Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38, :2517-2522. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon

  • Accounting for sex-related differences in the estimation of breath alcohol concentrations using transdermal alcohol monitoring

    Hill-Kapturczak, N., Roache, J. D., Liang, Y., Karns, T. E., Cates, S. E., Dougherty, D. M. (2014).

    Psychopharmacology, 232, 115-123.. PubMed Icon PubMed Central - Free Full Text Icon