Wei (Peter) Yang, Ph.D.

Wei (Peter) Yang, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, joined the faculty in July 2009 after completing a year and a half in the CCEB as an Instructor. Prior to that time, he worked for three years as a Biostatistician in the Biostatistics Analysis Center in the CCEB. His methodological research focuses on causal inference in observational studies and randomized trials with noncompliance. Dr. Yang is also interested in collaborative research in the area of nephrology and pharmacoepidemiology.

Selected Publications

  • Yang W, Israni R, Brunelli S, Joffe M, Fishbane S, Feldman H. Variation in hemoglobin level in patients with end stage renal disease and anemia. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 18:1364-1370, 2007.
  • Yang W, Zurbenko I. A semi-adaptive smoothing algorithm in bispectrum estimation. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 56(11):5369-5375, 2008.
  • Joffe M, Yang W, Feldman H. Selective ignorability assumptions in causal inference. The International Journal of Biostatistics 6(2):Article 11, 2010.
  • Joffe M, Yang W, Feldman H. G-estimation and artificial censoring: problems, challenges, and applications. Biometrics 2011 (in press).
  • Isakova T, Xie H, Yang W, Xie D, Scilla J, Wahl P, Guti√©rrez O, Nessel L, Steigerwalt S, He J, Schwartz S, Lo J, Ojo A, Sondheimer J, Hsu C, Lash J, Leonard M, Kusek J, Feldman H, Wolf M. Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Risks of Mortality and Progression to End-Stage Renal Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA 2011 (in press).