Guofen Yan, PhD Lab

PRIMARY APPOINTMENT:

Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
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CONTACT:

UVA Division of Nephrology
P.O. Box 800717
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-982-6422
Email: guofen.yan@virginia.edu

EDUCATIONS AND TRAINING:

FUNDED PROJECTS:

  • NIDDK R01DK084200 – Racial disparity in quality of clinical care in end stage renal disease
  • NIDDK R01DK112008 – Differential survival selections and care-related determinants among African Americans and Hispanics versus whites with chronic kidney disease

RESEARCH AREAS:

Clinical epidemiology, outcomes research, and racial/ethnic disparities; Models for survival, longitudinal and clustered data.

RESEARCH SUMMARY:

We have been conducting outcomes and epidemiologic research in kidney disease. Our primary objective is to help understand the reasons behind the gaps in disease progression and outcomes in CKD/ESKD among racial and ethnic groups through analyses of large electronic health records with more rigorous biostatistical and epidemiologic approaches. Our research has been funded by NIDDK R01DK084200 (Racial disparity in quality of clinical care in end stage renal disease), NIDDK R01DK112008 (Differential survival selections and care-related determinants among African Americans and Hispanics versus whites with chronic kidney disease), and other federal research funding.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Yan G, Shen J, Harford R, Yu W, Nee R, Clark MJ, Flaque J, Colon J, Torre F, Rodriguez Y, Georges J, Agodoa L, Norris KC. (2019). Racial and Ethnic Variations in Mortality Rates for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Dialysis Treated in U.S. Territories Compared to U.S. 50 States. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).
  2. Yan G. (2019). Confounding of Race/Ethnicity and Age in the Survival among Veterans Obtaining Dialysis in VA and Non-VA Settings. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 30(7):1337.
  3. Nee R, Yan G, Yuan CM, Agodoa LY, Norris KC. (2019). Use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Among Black and White Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States. J Am Heart Assoc 6:8(15).
  4. Yan G, Cheung AK, Greene T, Yu AJ, Oliver MN, Yu W, Ma JZ, Norris KC. (2015). Interstate variation in receipt of nephrologist care in US patients approaching ESRD: race, age, and state characteristics. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) 10(11):1979-88.
  5. Yan G, Norris KC, Greene T, Yu AJ, Ma JZ, Yu W, Cheung AK. (2014). Race/ethnicity, age, and risk of hospital admission and length of stay during the first year of maintenance hemodialysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) 9(8):1402-9.
  6. Yan G, Norris KC, Xin W, Ma JZ, Yu AJ, Greene T, Yu W, Cheung AK. (2013). Facility size, race and ethnicity, and mortality for in-center hemodialysis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 24(12): 2062-70.
  7. Yan G, Norris KC, Yu AJ, Ma JZ, Greene T, Yu W, Cheung AK. (2013). The Relationship of Age, Race, and Ethnicity with Survival in Dialysis Patients. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) 8(6):953-61.
  8. Yan G, Cheung AK, Ma JZ, Yu AJ, Greene T, Oliver MN, Yu W, Norris KC. (2013). The Associations between Race and Geographic Area and Quality-of-Care Indicators in Patients Approaching ESRD. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) 8(4):610-8.
  9. Yan G and Greene T. (2011). Statistical analysis and design for estimating accuracy in clinical-center classification of cause-specific clinical events in clinical trials. Clinical Trials 8(5): 571 – 580.
  10. Cheung AK, Sarnak M, Yan G, Berkoben M, Heyka R, Kaufman A, Lewis J, Rocco M, Toto R, Windus D, Ornt D, Levey AS, for the HEMO Study Group. (2004). Cardiac diseases in maintenance hemodialysis patients: Results of the HEMO study. Kidney International 65: 2380-2389.