Yang Shi

Yang Shi

Yang Shi

Position Title

Assistant Professor, Research Educator
Population Sciences

Office Location

Mid-Med Lofts
87 E. Canfield
Detroit, MI 48201

Mailing Address

Karmanos Cancer Institute
4100 John R Rd. MM03BI
Detroit, MI 48201

Education Training


(2013-2016) PhD - Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
(2011-2013) MS - Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Experience

Faculty Appointments

(6/2024-Present) Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
(8/2018-6/2024) Assistant Professor, Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Department of Population Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics and Data Science (primary appointment) Augusta, Georgia,
(8/2017-7/2018) Special-term Associate Professor (not tenured), Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Hospital or Other Professional Appointments

(1/2020-6/2024) Director of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core, Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (secondary appointment) Augusta, Georgia,
(2/2015-5/2017) Research Scientist of Biostatistics, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biostatistics Shared Resource. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Major Professional Societies

American Statistical Association
International Biometrics Society

Research Interests

Dr. Shi's research interests include bioformatics, analysis of large-scale genomic data and computational statistics. Dr. Shi has a broad range of interests in the application of state-of-the-art statistical methodologies and machine learning algorithms for solving scientific problems in biomedical and public health research, with the aim of elucidating the genetic and molecular mechanism and identifying genetic and environmental risk factors of various diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases and cancer.

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