Dr Yannan Jiang


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Senior Research Fellow


Yannan gained the first degree in Mathematics from Beijing Normal University, and completed her MSc and PhD degrees in Statistics at the University of Auckland. A major focus of her research is designing innovative intervention trials to improve population health in New Zealand and other countries. As a study co-investigator and principal statistician, she has been involved in a wide range of research and commercial projects working with different organisations and providing statistical advice on study design, data monitoring, statistical analysis and reporting, and expert review. Yannan has been a senior statistical consultant of the Statistical Consulting Centre (SCC) since its inception in 2009, and is an invited statistical reviewer for the Lancet and other medical journals. She was elected to the membership of International Statistical Institute (ISI) in 2012, and is a member of the New Zealand Statistical Association (NZSA).

Research | Current

Yannan's 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; case-control sampling and missing data problems.

Postgraduate supervision

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

Areas of expertise


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Chu, J. T. W., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Bullen, C. (2019). Development of MyTeen Text Messaging Program to Support Parents of Adolescents: Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7 (11)10.2196/15664
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Chu, Chris Bullen
  • Dobson, R., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., McNamara, C., Shepherd, M., Maddison, R., ... Murphy, R. (2019). Long‐term follow‐up of a randomized controlled trial of a text‐message diabetes self‐management support programme, SMS4BG. Diabetic Medicine10.1111/dme.14182
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rosie Dobson
  • Wang, T. K. M., Grey, C., Jiang, Y., Jackson, R. T., & Kerr, A. J. (2019). Nationwide trends in acute coronary syndrome by subtype in New Zealand 2006-2016. Heart (British Cardiac Society)10.1136/heartjnl-2019-315655
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rod Jackson
  • Petousis-Harris, H., Jiang, Y., Yu, L., Watson, D., Walls, T., Turner, N., ... Griffin, J. B. (2019). A Retrospective Cohort Study of Safety Outcomes in New Zealand Infants Exposed to Tdap Vaccine in Utero. Vaccines, 7 (4).10.3390/vaccines7040147
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49037
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Howe, Helen Petousis-Harris, Nikki Turner
  • Foo, F. S., Lee, M., Looi, K.-L., Larsen, P., Clare, G. C., Heaven, D., ... Jackson, R. (2019). Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy use in New Zealand (ANZACS-QI 33). JOURNAL OF ARRHYTHMIA10.1002/joa3.12244
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rod Jackson
  • Ni Mhurchu, C., Te Morenga, L., Tupai-Firestone, R., Grey, J., Jiang, Y., Jull, A., ... Funaki, T. (2019). A co-designed mHealth programme to support healthy lifestyles in Māori and Pasifika peoples in New Zealand (OL@-OR@): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Digital Health, 1 (6), e298-e307. 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30130-X
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48982
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gayl Humphrey, Rosie Dobson, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Andrew Jull
  • Chu, J. T. W., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Bullen, C. (2019). Effect of MyTeen SMS-Based Mobile Intervention for Parents of Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open, 2 (9)10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11120
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Joanna Chu, Chris Bullen
  • Tottman, A. C., Alsweiler, J. M., Bloomfield, F. H., Gamble, G. D., Jiang, Y., Leung, M., ... Harding, J. E. (2019). Relationships Between Early Neonatal Nutrition and Neurodevelopment at School Age in Children Born Very Preterm. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition10.1097/mpg.0000000000002471
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anna Tottman, Jane Alsweiler, Frank Bloomfield, Benjamin Thompson, Jane Harding, Greg Gamble, Trecia Wouldes, Myra Leung

Contact details

Alternative contact

Extension number 88490

Primary office location

New Zealand