Yue-Fang Chang, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor

Yue-Fang Chang, PhD, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery as a research associate in June of 2000. She received her doctoral degree in statistics from the University of Illinois and Master in Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Chang has worked in a variety of areas, such as brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, health outcome, neuroimaging study, women’s health and diabetes epidemiology. She serves as the statistician in several epidemiological studies including Cardiovascular Health Study, Women’s Health Initiative and Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Over the years she has been involved in numerous grant preparations, providing statistical expertise in design, analysis and power/sample size calculations.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Longitudinal data analysis; survival analysis; statistical computing; research methodology; injury epidemiology.

Education & Training

  • BS, Statistics, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 1984
  • MS, Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
  • PhD, Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Selected Publications

Eaglehouse YL, Talbott EO, Chang Y, Kuller LH.Participation in Physical Activity and Risk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Mortality Among Postmenopausal Women. JAMA Neurol 19:1-9, 2016.

Kuller LH, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Chang Y, Newman AB. Risk of dementia and death in the long-term follow-up of the Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Health Study-Cognition Study. Alzheimers Dement S1552-5260(15)02907-6, 2015.

Thirumala PD, Udesh R, Muralidharan A, Thiagarajan K, Crammond DJ, Chang YF, Balzer JR. Diagnostic Value of Somatosensory-Evoked Potential Monitoring During Cerebral Aneurysm Clipping: A Systematic Review. World Neurosurg S1878-8750(15)01673-3, 2015.

Mackey RH, Kuller LH, Deane KD, Walitt BT, Chang YF, Holers VM, Robinson WH, Tracy RP, Hlatky MA, Eaton CB, Liu S, Freiberg MS, Talabi MB, Schelbert EB, Moreland LW.  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Positivity, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in the Women's Health Initiative. Arthritis & Rheumatology 67(9):2311-22, 2015.

Heffner DL, Thirumala PD, Pokharna P, Chang YF, Wechsler L. Outcomes of Spoke-Retained Telestroke Patients Versus Hub-Treated Patients After Intravenous Thrombolysis: Telestroke Patient Outcomes After Thrombolysis. Stroke 46(11):3161-7, 2015.

Thirumala P, Frederickson AM, Balzer J, Crammond D, Habeych ME, Chang YF, Sekula RF. Reduction in high-frequency hearing loss following technical modifications to microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm. Journal of Neurosurgery 123(4):1059-64, 2015.

Adetayo OA, Naran S, Bonfield CM,  Nguyen M, Chang YF,  Pollack IF,  Losee JE. Pediatric Cranial Vault Fractures: Analysis of Demographics, Injury Patterns, and Factors Predictive of Mortality. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26(6):1840-6, 2015.

Thurston RC, Chang Y, Derby CA, Bromberger JT, Harlow SD, Janssen I, Matthews KA. Abuse and subclinical cardiovascular disease among midlife women: the study of women's health across the nation. Stroke 45(8):2246-51, 2014.

Stapleton AL, Chang Y-F, Soose RJ, Gillman GS. The impact of nasal surgery on sleep quality: A prospective outcomes study. Otolaryngol ­Head Neck Surg 151(5):868-873, 2014.

Kuller LH. Mackey RH. Walitt BT. Deane KD. Holers VM. Robinson WH. Sokolove J. Chang Y. Liu S. Parks CG. Wright NC. Moreland LW. Determinants of mortality among postmenopausal women in the women's health initiative who report rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatology 66(3):497-507, 2014.

A complete list of Dr. Chang's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Media Appearances