- Name: Fang Yu, Ph.D.
- Title: Associate professor, College of Public Health
- Joined UNMC: 2007
- Hometown: Pingxiang, China
Describe your research briefly in layman's terms.
My primary research is to apply appropriate statistical methods to medical research studies. I work with campus researchers on the design and analysis of research studies, including both laboratory-based and community-based studies. My statistical methodology work is developing Bayesian methods for modeling high-throughput genetic and proteomic expression data.
How does your research contribute to science and/or health care?
The studies I am engaged in range from prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and pancreatic cancer to HIV/AIDS and will provide important knowledge on improving the health and well-being for patients with these diseases.
What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, professional or personal?
Love what you do and life will love you.
List three things few people know about you.
- I am a proud mom of a 2-year-old girl.
- I love spicy food.
- My hobby is gardening.