Dr Yannan Jiang

PhD

Profile Image
Senior Research Fellow

Biography

I gained the first degree in Mathematics from Beijing Normal University, and completed my MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics at the University of Auckland in 2004. A major focus of my research is designing innovative intervention trials to improve population health in New Zealand and other countries.  In 2005, I joined the National Institute for Health Innovation (formerly Clinical Trials Research Unit) in the School of Population Health. As the Senior Biostatistician and Study Co-investigator in their research programmes, I lead in trial design, statistical methodology, data analysis and reports across a wide range of clinical studies. I am the named co-investigator in a number of national and international research projects led by the Liggins Institute, and have worked collaboratively with Conectus on their national studies.

I am a Senior Statistical Consultant of the Statistical Consulting Centre in the Department of Statistics from its inception in 2009, providing consultancy to external clients across a wide variety of statistical services including advice on study design, data monitoring, statistical analysis and reporting, and expert review. In 2012 I was elected to membership of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). I am an invited statistical reviewer for The Lancet and other medical journals, and also a member of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA) and the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT).

Research | Current

My current research areas include: clincial trials in nutrition and physical activity, newborn and pregnant women, diabetes and heart diseases; cluster randomized trial design; national survey design and analysis, longitudinal studies and missing data problems.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise postgraduate students on research projects in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences.

Responsibilities

Yannan is a consultant within the Department of Statistics Statistical Consulting Centre.

Find more information about the Statistical Consulting Centre

Contact this consultant

Areas of expertise

Biostatistics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Maddison, R., Rawstorn, J. C., Stewart, R. A. H., Benatar, J., Whittaker, R., Rolleston, A., ... Warren, I. (2018). Effects and costs of real-time cardiac telerehabilitation: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. Heart (British Cardiac Society)10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313189
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nicholas Gant, Andrew Meads
  • Verbiest, M., Borrell, S., Dalhousie, S., Tupa'i-Firestone R, Funaki, T., Goodwin, D., ... Humphrey, G. (2018). A Co-Designed, Culturally-Tailored mHealth Tool to Support Healthy Lifestyles in Māori and Pasifika Communities in New Zealand: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR research protocols, 7 (8)10.2196/10789
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gayl Humphrey, Andrew Jull, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
  • Marsh, S., Jiang, Y., Carter, K., & Wall, C. (2018). Evaluation of a Free Milk in Schools Program in New Zealand: Effects on Children's Milk Consumption and Anthropometrics. The Journal of school health, 88 (8), 596-604. 10.1111/josh.12649
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Samantha Marsh, Clare Wall
  • Eyles, H., Jiang, Y., Blakely, T., Neal, B., Crowley, J., Cleghorn, C., & Ni Mhurchu, C. (2018). Five year trends in the serve size, energy, and sodium contents of New Zealand fast foods: 2012 to 2016. Nutrition journal, 17 (1)10.1186/s12937-018-0373-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Helen Eyles, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
  • Bloomfield, F. H., Harding, J. E., Meyer, M. P., Alsweiler, J. M., Jiang, Y., Wall, C. R., ... DIAMOND Study Group (2018). The DIAMOND trial - DIfferent Approaches to MOderate & late preterm Nutrition: Determinants of feed tolerance, body composition and development: protocol of a randomised trial. BMC pediatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12887-018-1195-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Frank Bloomfield, Jane Harding, Jane Alsweiler, Clare Wall, David Cameron-Smith, Justin O'Sullivan, Tanith Alexander
  • Griffin, J. B., Yu, L., Watson, D., Turner, N., Walls, T., Howe, A. S., ... Petousis-Harris, H. (2018). Pertussis Immunisation in Pregnancy Safety (PIPS) Study: A retrospective cohort study of safety outcomes in pregnant women vaccinated with Tdap vaccine. Vaccine10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.011
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Howe, Nikki Turner
  • Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Maddison, R., Shepherd, M., McNamara, C., ... Murphy, R. (2018). Effectiveness of text message based, diabetes self management support programme (SMS4BG): two arm, parallel randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 36110.1136/bmj.k1959
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rosie Dobson, Rinki Murphy
  • Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Maddison, R., Shepherd, M., Cutfield, R., ... Murphy, R. (2018). TEXT MESSAGE-BASED DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SUPPORT: RESULTS FROM THE SMS4BG RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. (pp. 1).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rinki Murphy, Rosie Dobson, Matthew Shepherd

Contact details

Alternative contact

Extension number 88490

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303S - Bldg 303S
Level 3, Room 393
38 PRINCES ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand