Extensive experience in design and analysis of observational studies, case-control studies and longitudinal studies Proficient in R and SAS Strong expertise in linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis and statistical learning methods Research experience in statistical modeling & computing, goodness-of-fit tests, statistical genetics, meta-analysis and binomial mixture model Excellent communication and collaboration skills
NYU School of MedicineFebruary 2015 to CurrentSenior Statistician and Assistant Professor New York, NY
NYU School of MedicineJanuary 2013 to February 2015New York, NY
Provided statistical support for all studies conducted in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research group Contributed to the study design and analysis, statistical modeling, interpretation and reporting of results for multiple research projects Performed statistical analysis for manuscripts and power analysis for research projects planning.
Selected Projects: Biomarkers for PTSD: Identified diagnostic biomarkers for PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans from a discovery phase study.
Built a model with a panel of biomarkers for PTSD early diagnosis purpose using statistical modeling and machine learning approaches and validated the model using a test dataset.
A Police Officers Longitudinal Study of PTSD: Evaluated risk and resilience factors for the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms and general psychiatric distress in a study of police officers using the linear mixed-effect model.
Eye Movement Biomarkers for Concussion.
Evaluated the association between concussion and eye tracking measures in a case-control study.
Built a classifier model for concussion with a panel of eye tracking measures using the LASSO and the random forest approaches and validated the findings in an external dataset.
National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study: Calculated the prevalence and comorbidities of War-zone PTSD by assessing 2348 veterans and examined predictors of warzone-related PTSD in males and females respectively using the NVVLS survey data.
NYU School of MedicineSeptember 2010 to January 2013Statistician New York, NY
Accomplished 3 statistical methodology development projects and 13 data analysis projects.
Selected Projects: Statistical genetics methodology development: (1) Developed a new association test under genetic heterogeneity for genome-wide association study (GWAS).
2) Proposed a new statistical test for testing genetic models.
3) Proposed a new multivariate normality test.
Longitudinal Data Analysis: Performed a longitudinal data analysis of lung function in patients enrolled in a treatment program using the linear mixed model.
Brain Metastasis Project: Performed a meta-analysis and multivariate evaluation of primary melanoma clinical variables as risk factors for brain metastasis.
Distinguished patients who developed brain metastasis as the isolated first visceral site from other patients with metastasis in clinical features in two cohorts using statistical tests.
Performed the survival analysis taking account of the competing risk using Fine-Gray model.
Melanoma Project: Investigated the relationship between sentinel lymph node positivity and outcomes in melanoma patients using the Cox model, logistic regression and statistical tests.
Department of Psychiatry
Education and Training
New York UniversityJan 2013Ph.D: BiostatisticsNew York, NYGPA: GPA: 4.0/4.0Biostatistics GPA: 4.0/4.0
Statistical Learning and Data Mining, Statistical Inference, Statistical modeling, Linear Regression, Survival Analysis, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis and Bayesian Data Analysis.
Statistical Editor, the Journal of National Cancer Institute 2013-present
*Volunteer at the 20th Applied Statistics Symposium of the International Chinese Statistical Association, 06/2011, New York, NY
The full list of 21 publications will be provided upon requested) Qian M and Shao Y. A likelihood ratio test for Genome-Wide Association under Genetic Heterogeneity. Annals of Human Genetics, 2013; 77(2):174-182. Qian M and Shao Y. A likelihood ratio test for goodness-of-fit of recessive and dominant models for case-control studies. Canadian Journal of Statistics, 2013; 41(2): 341-352. Qian M, Ma MW, Lackaye JD, Berman RS, Shapiro R, Pavlick AC, Golfinos JG, Parker EC, Darvishian F, Hernando E, Shao Y and Osman I. Challenging the current paradigm of melanoma progression: brain metastasis as isolated first visceral site. Neuro-oncology, 2012, 14(7):849-58. Marmar C, Schlenger W, Henn-Haase C, Qian M, Purchia E, Li M, Corry N, et al. Course of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 40 Years After the Vietnam War: Findings From the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study. JAMA psychiatry, 2015;72(9):875-81 Samadani, U., Li, M., Qian, M., Laska, E., Ritlop, R., Kolecki, R., Reyes, M., Altomare, L., Sone, J., Adem, A., Huang, P., Kondziolka, D., Wall, S., Frangos, S., Marmar, C. Sensitivity and Specificity of an Eye Movement Tracking Biomarker for Concussion, Concussion, Aug 2015 Ma MW, Medicherla RC, Qian M, Vega-Saenz de Miera E, Friedman EB, Berman RS, Shapiro RL, Pavlick AC, Ott PA, Bhardwaj N, Shao Y, Osman I, Darvishian F. Immune response in melanoma: an in-depth analysis of the primary tumor and corresponding sentinel lymph node. Modern Pathology, 2012, 25(7):1000-10. Liu M, Qian M, Cheng Q, Berger K, Shao Y, Turetz M, Kazeros A, Parsia S, Goldring R, Fernandez-Beros M, Marmor M and Reibman J. Longitudinal spirometry among patients in a treatment program for community members with world trade center-related illness. Journal of occupational & environmental medicine, 2012; 54(10):1208-1213. Hale SC, Qian M, Ma WM, Berman SR, Shapiro LR, Pavlick CA, Shao Y, Polsky D, Osman I and Darvishian F. Mitotic rate in melanoma: Prognostic Value of Immunostaining and computer-assisted Image Analysis. The American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2013; 37:882-889. Penn AL, Qian M, Zhang E, Ng E, Shao Y, Berwick M, Lazovich D, Polsky D. Development of a Melanoma Risk Prediction Model Incorporating MC1R Genotype and Indoor Tanning Exposure: Impact of Mole Phenotype on Model Performance. PLOS ONE. 2014; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101507 Lee R, Qian M and Shao Y. On Rotational Robustness of Shapiro-Wilk Type Tests for Multivariate Normality. Open Journal of Statistics. 2015; 4:964-969. Darvishian F, Konno F, Qian M, Cangiarella J. Breast carcinoma with tubulopapillary features: a variant of papillary carcinoma with a stronger correlation with predictors of adverse prognosis. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2013; 22(1): 47-54. Gusmano M, Weisz D, Rodwin GV, Lang J, Qian M, Bocquier A, Moysani V, Verger P. Disparities in access to health care in three French regions. Health Policy. 2014; 114(1): 31-40. SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/ABSTRACTS (The full list of 16 conference presentations will be provided upon requested.) Qian M, Ma MW, Osman I and Shao Y (07/2012) Survival Analysis for Melanoma Brain Metastasis in the Presence of Competing Risks. Joint Statistical Meetings. San Diego, California. Shao Y., Qian M. (07/2012). Mixture Model and Likelihood Ratio Test for Genetic Case-Control Association Studies. Joint Statistical Meetings. San Diego, California. Qian M, Ma MW, Osman I, Shao Y. (04/2012). Clinical variables associated with melanoma brain metastasis: a meta-analysis. Eastern North American Region meeting. Washington, DC. Qian M, Cheng Q, Liu, M, Shao Y, Berger K, Parsia S, Turetz M, Kazeros A, Goldring R, and Reibman J, (05/2011). Longitudinal lung function in patients enrolled in a treatment program for World Trade Center related illness. American Thoracic Society Conference. Denver, Colorado.
AWARDS Doctoral Assistantship, New York University (2008-2013) Travel Award, New York University (2012) Doctoral Assistantship, Northwestern University (2006-2008) Outstanding Student Scholarship, Tsinghua University (2001) CERTIFICATES Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 (2009) Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 (2012) ACTIVITIES Statistical Editor, the Journal of National Cancer Institute 2013-present Volunteer at the 20th Applied Statistics Symposium of the International Chinese Statistical Association, 06/2011, New York, NY
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