Yang Fan


Yau Mathematical Science Center, Tsinghua University



Research Areas

Causal inference, missing data

Educational Background

2005-2009 B.S., Zhejiang University

2009-2014 Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Work Experience

2022-present Professor, YAU Mathematical Science Center, Tsinghua University

2021-2022  Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2017-2021  Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

2014-2017  Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Honors and Awards

2013  American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigators Award

2014  ASA Section on Health Policy Statistics Student Paper Competition Award



Yang, F., Lorch, S. A., and Small, D. S. (2014). ``Estimation of causal effects using instrumental variables with nonignorable missing covariates: Application to effect of type of delivery hospital on premature infants.'' Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 8, Number 1, pp. 48-73.

Yang, F., Zubizarreta, J., Small, D. S., Lorch, S. A., and Rosenbaum, P. (2014). ``Dissonant conclusions when testing the validity of an instrumental variable." The American Statistician, Volume 68, Issue 4, pp. 253-263.

Yang, F. and Small, D. S. (2016). ``Using post-outcome measurement information in censoring-by-death problems." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Volume 78, Number 1, pp. 299-318.

Yang, F., Wang, J., the GTEx Consortium, Pierce, B. L, and Chen, L. S. (2017). ``Identifying cis-mediators for trans-eQTLs across many human tissues using genomic mediation analysis." Genome Research, Volume 27, pp. 1859-1871.

Yang, F. and Ding, P. (2018). ``Using survival information in truncation by death problems without the monotonicity assumption.'' Biometrics, Volume 74, Issue 4, pp. 1232-1239.

Gleason, K. J. #, Yang, F. #, Pierce, B. L., He, X., and Chen, L. S. (2020). ``Primo: integration of multiple GWAS and omics QTL summary statistics for elucidation of molecular mechanisms of trait-associated SNPs and detection of pleiotropy in complex traits.'' Genome Biology, Volume 21, 236.

Gleason, K. J., Yang, F. *, and Chen, L. S. * (2021). ``A robust two-sample transcriptome-wide Mendelian Randomization method integrating GWAS with multi-tissue eQTL summary statistics.'' Genetic Epidemiology, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp. 353-371.

Yang, F. *, Gleason, K. J., Wang, J., The GTEx Consortium, Duan, J., He, X, Pierce, B. L., and Chen, L. S. * (2021). ``CCmed: cross-condition mediation analysis for identifying replicable trans-associations mediated by cis-gene expression.'' Bioinformatics, Volume 37, Number 17, pp. 2513-2520.

Hong, G. #, Yang, F. #, Qin, X. (2022). ``Post-treatment confounding in causal mediation studies: A cutting-edge problem and a novel solution via sensitivity analysis.'' Biometrics,