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Jianghua (Wendy) He, PhD

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Associate Professor, Biostatistics & Data Science

Professional Background

I joined the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science (formerly Department of Biostatistics) of KUMC in 2007 after graduation from the Department of Statistics of Florida State University with PhD in Statistics. My role includes collaborative research in various medical and public health research fields, teaching, methodologic research, as well as intramural and extramural services. I have been a member of the American Statistical Association since 2008. I am also a member of KU Cancer Center.

Education and Training
  • BS, Information Management, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui
  • MS, Management Science, University of Science & Technology of China, Anhui, Hefei
  • MA, Statistics, Bowling Green State University
Professional Affiliations
  • American Statistical Association, Member, 2004 - Present



My primary role at KUMC is a collaborator who provides expertise in statistics/biostatistics for researchers in medicine or public health fields. My major collaborative research fields include nursing research for the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicator (NDNQI) sponsored the by the American Nurses Association (20% efforts since 2008, 30% since 2012), patient safety research for the Operational Analytics andamp; Reporting, Office of Informatics and Analytics, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) (40% efforts since 2009; 20% efforts in 2011-2012), and neurology (15% on a multi-site clinical trials since 2008). I am currently 35% funded on a StatNet grant specifically supporting a statistician working on cystic fibrosis-related research. My research about Bayesian dynamic survival models deals with a common yet often overlooked issue, the non-proportional hazards situations in survival analysis. I became interested in innovative application of survival models in Epidemiology. I also developed independent research abilities in subject matter fields through collaborative research. My research experience with NDNQI and VHA helped me build a strong knowledge base in health care. I truly believe that understanding of subject matter fields will help me identify interesting and application-oriented methodological research topics.

Current Research and Grants
  • Effects of Patient Turnover on Nursing Care and Patient Outcomes in Acute Care Hospital Settings, NIH, Co-I
  • Statins, Mitochondrial Function and Aerobic Capacity, NIH , Co-I
  • He, Jianghua, McGee, Daniel., L., Niu, Xufeng. 2010. Application of the Bayesian dynamic survival model in medicine. STATISTICS IN MEDICINE, 29 (3), 347-360
  • Davis, Ann., M., Dean, Kelsey, Mousa, Hayat, Edwards, Sarah, Cocjin, Jose, Almadhoun, Osama, He, Jianghua, Bruce, Amanda, Hyman, Paul., E.. 2016. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Outpatient Protocol for Transitioning Children from Tube to Oral Feeding: No Need for Amitriptyline. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 172, 136-+
  • Brase, Jason, Finger, Brooke, He, Jianghua, Wirtz, Katy, Stun, Lucy, McMillen, Randy, Flynn, Brigid. 2016. Analysis of Outcomes Using Low-Dose and Early Administration of Recombinant Activated Factor VII in Cardiac Surgery. ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, 102 (1), 35-40
  • He, Jianghua. 2011. Modeling the Dynamic Association of BMI and Mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 21 (7), 517-525
  • Manzardo, A., M, He, J, Poje, A, Penick, E., C, Campbell, J, Butler, M., G. 2013. Double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial of benfotiamine for severe alcohol dependence.. Drug and alcohol dependence, 133 (2), 562-70
  • Mahnken, J., D, He, J, Yeh, H, Nazir, N, Jianas, L., L. 2013. Survival analysis applied to proportion data: comparing mammography visits in high and low repeat rate facilities. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 13 (1), 68-83.
  • Ma, C, Garrard, L, He, J. 2018. Recent Trends in Baccalaureate-Prepared Registered Nurses in U.S. Acute Care Hospital Units, 2004-2013: A Longitudinal Study.. Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 50 (1), 83-91
  • He, J, Yu, Q, Zhang, H, Mahnken, J., D. 2014. The dynamic association of body mass index and all-cause mortality in multiple cohorts and its impacts.. Emerging themes in epidemiology, 11, 17
  • Myers, Jamie., S., Mitchell, Melissa, Krigel, Susan, Steinhoff, Andreanna, Boyce-White, Alyssa, Van Goethem, Karla, Valla, Mary, Dai, Junqiang, He, Jianghua, Liu, Wen, Sereika, Susan., M., Bender, Catherine., M.. 2019. Qigong intervention for breast cancer survivors with complaints of decreased cognitive function. SUPPORTIVE CARE IN CANCER, 27 (4), 1395-1403
  • Karanevich, A., G, Weisbrod, L., J, Jawdat, O, Barohn, R., J, Gajewski, B., J, He, J, Statland, J., M. 2018. Using automated electronic medical record data extraction to model ALS survival and progression.. BMC neurology, 18 (1), 205