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Last Name

Ming Wang

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
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    2012 - 2013NIH Biostatistics in Genetics, Immunology, and Neuroimaging (BGIN) training fellowship, Emory University
    2012Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award, American Statistical Association
    2015 - 2017Penn State CTSI KL2 career award, Penn State CTSI
    2016The Junior Faculty Presentation Award from the ACTStat, The Association for Clinical and Translational Statisticians (ACTStat) annal meeting

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    PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE: Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

    Ph.D., Biostatistics, Emory University, 2013

    Longitudinal data analysis, Spatial statistics, Survival analysis, Joint modeling of longitudinal variables and time-to-event outcomes; Missing data problems, Clinical trials, Bayesian statistics, Measurement error

    PHS597 Asymptotic tools, Spring 2014, 2015, 2016
    PHS583 Asymptotic tools, Spring 2017, 2018

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    1. Sciamanna CN, Mowen AJ, Kraschnewski JL, Smyth JM, Rovniak LS, Conroy DE, Kearcher K, Redman C, Silvis M, Auer BJ, Wang M, Lehman E, Messina D. Why just exercise if you can play? Interest in a modified sports program to enhance physical activity among primary care patients. Prev Med Rep. 2017 Dec; 8:273-278. PMID: 29255662.
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    2. Wang M, Matthews SA, Iskandarani K, Li Y, Li Z, Chinchilli VM, Zhang L. Spatial-temporal analysis of prostate cancer incidence from the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry, 2000-2011. Geospat Health. 2017 Nov 28; 12(2):611. PMID: 29239571.
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    3. Zhang L, Wang X, Wang M, Sterling NW, Du G, Lewis MM, Yao T, Mailman RB, Li R, Huang X. Circulating Cholesterol Levels May Link to the Factors Influencing Parkinson's Risk. Front Neurol. 2017; 8:501. PMID: 29021777.
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    4. Wang M, Li Z, Lee EY, Lewis MM, Zhang L, Sterling NW, Wagner D, Eslinger P, Du G, Huang X. Predicting the multi-domain progression of Parkinson's disease: a Bayesian multivariate generalized linear mixed-effect model. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017 Sep 25; 17(1):147. PMID: 28946857.
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    5. Kurundu Hewage EMK, Spear D, Umstead TM, Hu S, Wang M, Wong PK, Chroneos ZC, Halstead ES, Thomas NJ. An Electrochemical Biosensor for Rapid Detection of Pediatric Bloodstream Infections. SLAS Technol. 2017 Dec; 22(6):616-625. PMID: 28850805.
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    6. Zhu L, Kong Y, Zhang J, Claxton DF, Ehmann WC, Rybka WB, Palmisiano ND, Wang M, Jia B, Bayerl M, Schell TD, Hohl RJ, Zeng H, Zheng H. Blimp-1 impairs T cell function via upregulation of TIGIT and PD-1 in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. J Hematol Oncol. 2017 Jun 19; 10(1):124. PMID: 28629373.
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    7. Hicks SD, Wang M, Fry K, Doraiswamy V, Wohlford EM. Neurodevelopmental Delay Diagnosis Rates Are Increased in a Region with Aerial Pesticide Application. Front Pediatr. 2017; 5:116. PMID: 28596952.
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    8. Dias MS, Rottmund CM, Cappos KM, Reed ME, Wang M, Stetter C, Shaffer ML, Hollenbeak CS, Paul IM, Christian CW, Berger RP, Klevens J. Association of a Postnatal Parent Education Program for Abusive Head Trauma With Subsequent Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Hospitalization Rates. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Mar 01; 171(3):223-229. PMID: 28135348.
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    9. Chow PKY, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SEG. Touch screen assays of behavioural flexibility and error characteristics in Eastern grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis). Anim Cogn. 2017 May; 20(3):459-471. PMID: 28130606.
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    10. Wang M, Li Z, Reeves B. RE: "RECEIVER OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVE INFERENCE FROM A SAMPLE WITH A LIMIT OF DETECTION". Am J Epidemiol. 2016 10 01; 184(7):552-553. PMID: 27620450.
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    11. Tandon A, Wang M, Roe KC, Patel S, Ghahramani N. Nephrologists' likelihood of referring patients for kidney transplant based on hypothetical patient scenarios. Clin Kidney J. 2016 Aug; 9(4):611-5. PMID: 27478607; PMCID: PMC4957715.
    12. Peng L, Manatunga A, Wang M, Guo Y, Rahman AF. A general approach to categorizing a continuous scale according to an ordinal outcome. J Stat Plan Inference. 2016 May 01; 172:23-25. PMID: 26941475.
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    13. Dalal PG, Porath J, Parekh U, Dhar P, Wang M, Hulse M, Mujsce D, McQuillan PM. A quality improvement project to reduce hypothermia in infants undergoing MRI scanning. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Jul; 46(8):1187-98. PMID: 27026025.
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    14. Sterling NW, Wang M, Zhang L, Lee EY, Du G, Lewis MM, Styner M, Huang X. Stage-dependent loss of cortical gyrification as Parkinson disease "unfolds". Neurology. 2016 Mar 22; 86(12):1143-51. PMID: 26888982; PMCID: PMC4820131 [Available on 03/22/17].
    15. Hymel KP, Herman BE, Narang SK, Graf JM, Frazier TN, Stoiko M, Christie LM, Harper NS, Carroll CL, Boos SC, Dias M, Pullin DA, Wang M. Reply. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr; 171:321-2. PMID: 26852180.
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    16. Wang M, Long Q. Addressing issues associated with evaluating prediction models for survival endpoints based on the concordance statistic. Biometrics. 2016 Sep; 72(3):897-906. PMID: 26756274; PMCID: PMC4940324.
    17. Naik RJ, Patel NR, Wang M, Shah NC. Infective endocarditis prophylaxis: current practice trend among paediatric cardiologists: are we following the 2007 guidelines? Cardiol Young. 2016 Aug; 26(6):1176-82. PMID: 26715655.
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    18. Lokhandwala PM, Abendroth CS, Wang M, Mani H, Williams NC, Walls M, Zander DS. Assessment of cytotechnologist-cytopathologist interpretative agreement using the Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016 Feb; 44(2):113-8. PMID: 26663577.
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    19. Wang M, Kong L, Li Z, Zhang L. Covariance estimators for generalized estimating equations (GEE) in longitudinal analysis with small samples. Stat Med. 2016 May 10; 35(10):1706-21. PMID: 26585756; PMCID: PMC4826860 [Available on 05/10/17].
    20. Hymel KP, Herman BE, Narang SK, Graf JM, Frazier TN, Stoiko M, Christie LM, Harper NS, Carroll CL, Boos SC, Dias M, Pullin DA, Wang M. Potential Impact of a Validated Screening Tool for Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 167(6):1375-81.e1. PMID: 26477871.
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    21. Chow PK, Leaver LA, Wang M, Lea SE. Serial reversal learning in gray squirrels: Learning efficiency as a function of learning and change of tactics. J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn. 2015 Oct; 41(4):343-53. PMID: 26147602.
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    22. Voss SM, Riley MP, Lokhandwala PM, Wang M, Yang Z. Mitotic count by phosphohistone H3 immunohistochemical staining predicts survival and improves interobserver reproducibility in well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jan; 39(1):13-24. PMID: 25353284.
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    23. Hymel KP, Armijo-Garcia V, Foster R, Frazier TN, Stoiko M, Christie LM, Harper NS, Weeks K, Carroll CL, Hyden P, Sirotnak A, Truemper E, Ornstein AE, Wang M. Validation of a clinical prediction rule for pediatric abusive head trauma. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec; 134(6):e1537-44. PMID: 25404722.
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    24. Wang M, Luo J, Fu H, Qu Y. Piecewise Negative Binomial Regression in Analyzing Hypoglycemic Events with Missing Observations. J Biomet Biostat. 2014; 5(3):195.
    25. Musselman D, Royster EB, Wang M, Long Q, Trimble LM, Mann TK, Graciaa DS, McNutt MD, Auyeung NS, Oliver L, Lawson DH, Miller AH. The impact of escitalopram on IL-2-induced neuroendocrine, immune, and behavioral changes in patients with malignant melanoma: preliminary findings. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Sep; 38(10):1921-8. PMID: 23575741; PMCID: PMC3746697.
    26. Wang M, Flanders WD, Bostick RM, Long Q. A conditional likelihood approach for regression analysis using biomarkers measured with batch-specific error. Stat Med. 2012 Dec 20; 31(29):3896-906. PMID: 22826173; PMCID: PMC3482310.
    27. Wang M, Zhang L. A Bayesian Quantile Regression Analysis of Potential Risk Factors for Violent Crimes in USA. Open Journal of Statistics. 2012; 2(5):526-533.
    28. Wang M, Long Q. Modified robust variance estimator for generalized estimating equations with improved small-sample performance. Stat Med. 2011 May 20; 30(11):1278-91. PMID: 21538453.
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    29. Wang M, Kong M, Datta S. Inference for marginal linear models for clustered longitudinal data with potentially informative cluster sizes. Stat Methods Med Res. 2011 Aug; 20(4):347-67. PMID: 20223781.
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    30. Wang M. Generalized Estimating Equations in Longitudinal Data Analysis: A Review and Recent Developments. Advances in Statistics, 2014.
    31. Zhang L*, Wang M*, Sterling N, Lee E, Du G, Lewis M and Huang X. Cortical thickness thinning and cognitive impairment in Parkinson's Disease without dementia. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 2015 July (*:Co-first author). DOI: 10.1109/TCBB.2015.2465951.
    32. Xu, C., Chinchilli, V.M. and Wang, M . Joint modeling of recurrent events and a terminal event adjusted for zero-inflation and a matched design. Statistics in Medicine, 2018. Accepted and to appear.
    33. Park, K., Trout, L.C., Xu, C., Wang, M., Tamburro, R.F. and Halstead, E.S. . No Requirement for Loading Doses or Targeted Theophylline Levels for Diuretic Effect of Aminophylline in Critically Ill Children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2018. Invited revision.
    34. Gardner, A., Montgomery, P.S., Wang, M. and Xu, C. Predictors of health-related quality of live in patients with symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2018. Accepted and to appear.
    35. Gardner, A., Montgomery, P.S., Wang, M. Clinically meaningful changes in treadmill, 6-minute walk, and patient-based outcomes following supervised and home-based exercise in Peripheral Artery Disease. Vascular Medicine, 2018. Accepted and to appear.
    36. Hymel, K.P., Laskey, A.L., Crowell, K.R., Wang, M., Armijo-Garcia, V., Frazier, T.N., Tieves, K.S., Foster, R., Weeks, K. and the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network Investigators. Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Bias in the Evaluation and Reporting of Abusive Head Trauma. Journal of Pediatrics, 2018. Accepted and to appear.
    37. Xu, C., Li, Z., Xue, Y., Zhang, L. and Wang, M. An R package for model fitting, model selection and the simulation for longitudinal data with dropout missingness. Invited revision by Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, 2018.
    38. Li, Z., Chinchilli, V.M. and Wang, M. A Bayesian joint model of recurrent events and terminal event. Invited for revision by Biometrical Journal, 2018.
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