Yan Gao, PhD

Yan Gao, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • MEB M1400

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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 research interests include Bayesian survival analysis and experimental design in clinical trials. She is interested in developing statistical methodologies in joint models, multiple testing procedures, and accelerating MCMC algorithms. She is also interested in applied mathematics and medicine. Numerical integration and algorithm design are her mathematical focus. In medicine, her interests include hematology-oncology and immunology. Her collaborative research groups at MCW include the Department of Medicine and the Cancer Center. As a statistician, she participates in NIH grant proposal writing and provides statistical expertise regarding study design and analysis, including observational studies and clinical trials. She is a member of the Scientific Review Committee and participates in the reviews of cancer-related protocols.