Academic/Research/Policy Affiliations

Member: American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Public Health Association

Contact Information

Office: RAHN 3212
Phone: 501-526-6734


2002 – PhD (Statistics), University of Connecticut
2002 – MA (Statistics), University of Connecticut
2002 – MA (Economics), University of Connecticut
1989 – MA (World Economy), Institute of World Economy, Fudan University
1986 – BA (World Economy), Department of World Economy, Fudan University

Research Interests

  • Predictive modeling using regression, classification, classification and regression tree, and linear discriminant analysis methods
  • Reliability and accuracy of diagnostic testing
  • Repeated measurements and longitudinal data analysis
  • Hierarchical Bayesian models and computation

Current Research Projects

  • Biostatistics Core, UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
  • Arkansas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
  • VA Burn Pit Study Group


Alhaj Ali A, Miller E, Ballman K, Bakas T, Geis G, Ying J. The Impact of Debriefing Modalities on Nurse Practitioner Students’ Knowledge and Leadership Skills in Managing Fatal Dysrhythmias: A pilot study. Nurse Educ Pract. 2020 Jan; 42:102687. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102687. Epub 2019 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 31841811

Brunner HI, Holland MJ, Beresford MW, Ardoin SP, Appenzeller S, Silva CA, Flores F, Goilav B, Avar Aydin PO, Wenderfer SE, Levy DM, Ravelli A, Khubchandani R, Avcin T, Klein-Gitelman MS, Ruperto N, Feldman BM, Ying J; Paediatric Rheumatology International Trial Organisation and Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group. American College of Rheumatology Provisional Criteria for Clinically Relevant Improvement in Children and Adolescents with Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 May; 71(5):579-590. doi: 10.1002/acr.23834. PubMed PMID: 30680946, PMCID: PMC6483875

Farra S, Hodgson E, Miller ET, Timm N, Brady W, Gneuhs M, Ying J, Hausfeld J, Cosgrove E, Simon A, Bottomley M. Effects of Virtual Reality Simulation on Worker Emergency Evacuation of Neonates. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 Apr; 13(2):301-308. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2018.58. Epub 2018 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 30293544, PMCID: PMC7231538

Abzug JM, Mehlman CT, Ying J. Assessment of Current Epidemiology and Risk Factors Surrounding Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Jun; 44(6):515.e1-515.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.07.020. Epub 2018 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 30266479

Cheong A, Johnson SA, Howald EC, Ellersieck MR, Camacho L, Lewis SM, Vanlandingham MM, Ying J, Ho SM, Rosenfeld CS. Gene Expression and DNA Methylation Changes in the Hypothalamus and Hippocampus of Adult Rats Developmentally Exposed to Bisphenol A or Ethinyl Estradiol: a CLARITY-BPA Consortium Study. Epigenetics. 2018; 13(7):704-720. doi: 10.1080/15592294.2018.1497388. Epub 2018 Aug 15. PubMed PMID: 30001178, PMCID: PMC6224219