Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Jiangang (Jason) Liao, PhD

Jiangang (Jason) Liao, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Scientific Program:Experimental Therapeutics

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Tobacco Products
  • Biomarkers
  • Genes
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Smoking
  • Survival
  • Breast
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Lung

Recent Publications


McDonald, A, Raman, J, Shen, J, Liao, JJ, Pandya, B & Vira, MA 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma before and after radical prostatectomy', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.
Hrabovsky, S, Midya, V, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Liao, JJ, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Evins, AE, Richie, J, Muscat, J, Horn, K & Foulds, J 2019, 'Effect of cigarette rod length on smokers switching to SPECTRUM cigarettes', American Journal of Health Behavior, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 380-392.


Veldheer, S, Midya, V, Lester, C, Liao, JJ, Yingst, JM, Hrabovsky, S, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Reinhart, L, Evins, AE, Horn, K, Richie, J, Muscat, J & Foulds, J 2018, 'Acceptability of Switching from Usual Brand to SPECTRUM Research Cigarettes with Normal Nicotine Content' Tobacco Regulatory Science, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 573-585.
Liao, JJ, Cavanaugh, JE & McMurry, TL 2018, 'Extending AIC to best subset regression' Computational Statistics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 787-806.
Patel, S, Delikat, A, Liao, JJ & Chetlen, A 2018, 'Pre- and post-magnetic resonance imaging features of suspicious internal mammary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients receiving neo-adjuvant therapy: Are any imaging features predictive of malignancy?', Breast Journal, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 997-1000.
Mrowczynski, OD, Zammar, S, Bourcier, AJ, Langan, ST, Liao, JJ, Specht, C & Rizk, E 2018, 'Utility of Early Postoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging After Glioblastoma Resection: Implications on Patient Survival' World Neurosurgery, vol. 120, pp. e1171-e1174.


Krebs, NM, Allen, SI, Veldheer, S, Martinez, DJ, Horn, K, Livelsberger, C, Modesto, J, Kuprewicz, R, Wilhelm, A, Hrabovsky, S, Kazi, A, Fazzi, A, Liao, JJ, Zhu, J, Wasserman, E, Reilly, SM, Reinhart, L, Trushin, N, Moyer, RE, Bascom, R, Foulds, J, Richie, J & Muscat, J 2017, 'Correction: Reduced nicotine content cigarettes in smokers of low socioeconomic status: Study protocol for a randomized control trial. [Trials. 18, (2017) (300)] DOI: 10.1186/s13063-017-2038-9' Trials, vol. 18, no. 1, 598.


Liao, JJ, Liao, D & Berg, A 2016, 'Calibrated Bayes Factors in Assessing Genetic Association Models' American Statistician, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 250-256.


Das, A, Kunkel, M, Joudeh, J, Dicker, DT, Scicchitano, A, Allen, JE, Sarwani, N, Yang, Z, Kaifi, J, Zhu, J, Liao, JJ & El-Deiry, WS 2015, 'Clinico-pathological correlation of serial measurement of circulating tumor cells in 24 metastatic colorectal cancer patients receiving chemotherapy reveals interpatient heterogeneity correlated with CEA levels but independent of KRAS and BRAF mutation' Cancer Biology and Therapy, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 709-713.
Mack, M, Chetlen, A & Liao, JJ 2015, 'Incidental internal mammary lymph nodes visualized on screening breast MRI', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 205, no. 1, pp. 209-214.
Kimmick, GG, Camacho, F, Mackley, H, Kern, T, Yao, N, Matthews, SA, Fleming, S, Lipscomb, J, Liao, JJ, Hwang, W & Anderson, RT 2015, 'Individual, area, and provider characteristics associated with care received for stages I to III breast cancer in a multistate region of Appalachia', Journal of oncology practice, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. e9-e18.
Hess, CB, Singer, M, Khaku, A, Malinou, J, Juliano, JJ, Varlotto, JM, Wagner Jr., H, Liao, JJ, Myers, K, Levine, M & Mackley, H 2015, 'Optimal frequency of psychosocial distress screening in radiation oncology', Journal of oncology practice, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 298-302.

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