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Yan Gao, PhD

Yan Gao, PhD

Yan Gao, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • MEB M1400

Contact Information


PhD, Biostatistics; University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2021
MSc, Biostatistics; University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2016
MSc, Social Medicine; Fudan University, China, 2009
BMedsc, Public Health; Harbin Medical University, China, 2006


Dr. Yan Gao is an Assistant Professor in Biostatistics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She joined the Division of Biostatistics in the fall of 2021. Her major research interests in statistics include Bayesian survival analysis and experimental design in clinical trials. She is particularly interested in developing statistical methodologies and computational tools in survival joint models, multiple testing procedures, nonparametric regression, and accelerating MCMC algorithms. She is also interested in both applied mathematics and medicine. Research interests in mathematics include stochastic process, numerical integration and algorithm design. Her interests in medicine include oncology, immunology, genomic medicine and precision medicine. Her major collaboration research groups at MCW include the Center for Advancing Population Science and Division of General Internal Medicine.

Research Areas of Interest

  • Accelerating MCMC Algorithms
  • Bayesian Survival Analysis
  • Experimental Design in Clinical Trials
  • Immunology
  • Neurosciences
  • Oncology