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Jiangang "Jason" Liao, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smokers
  • Nicotine
  • Biomarkers
  • Genes
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Survival
  • Breast
  • Child

Clinical Trials

Micro/nano technology for extracellular vesicle isolation and towards non-invasive pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Recent Publications


Morales-Ghinaglia, N, Larsen, M, He, F, Calhoun, SL, Vgontzas, AN, Liao, J, Liao, D, Bixler, EO & Fernandez-Mendoza, J 2023, 'Circadian Misalignment Impacts the Association of Visceral Adiposity with Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents', Hypertension, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 861-871.
Hayman, IR, Temple, RM, Burgess, CK, Ferguson, M, Liao, J, Meyers, C & Sample, CE 2023, 'New insight into Epstein-Barr virus infection using models of stratified epithelium', PLoS pathogens, vol. 19, no. 1, e1011040.


LeBlanc, FR, Hasanali, ZS, Stuart, A, Shimko, S, Sharma, K, Leshchenko, VV, Parekh, S, Fu, H, Zhang, Y, Martin, MM, Kester, M, Fox, T, Liao, J, Loughran, TP, Evans, J, Pu, JJ, Spurgeon, SE, Aladjem, MI & Epner, EM 2022, 'Combined epigenetic and immunotherapy for blastic and classical mantle cell lymphoma', Oncotarget, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 986-1002.
Lin, W, Hobkirk, AL, Zhu, J, Krebs, NM, Hayes, JE, Richie, JP, Liao, J, Horn, K, Foulds, J & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Effect of menthol on nicotine reduction: Pooled results from two double-blind randomized controlled trials', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 189, pp. 131-138.
Sinha, I, Goel, R, Bitzer, ZT, Trushin, N, Liao, J & Sinha, R 2022, 'Evaluating electronic cigarette cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses in vitro', Tobacco Induced Diseases, vol. 20, no. 5, 45.
Midya, V, Liao, J, Gennings, C, Colicino, E, Teitelbaum, SL, Wright, RO & Valvi, D 2022, 'Quantifying the Effect Size of Exposure-Outcome Association Using δ-Score: Application to Environmental Chemical Mixture Studies', Symmetry, vol. 14, no. 10, 1962.
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Pachas, G, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Allen, SI, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Lester, C, Trushin, N, Reinhart, L, Wasserman, E, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Evins, AE 2022, 'The effects of reduced nicotine content cigarettes on biomarkers of nicotine and toxicant exposure, smoking behavior and psychiatric symptoms in smokers with mood or anxiety disorders: A double-blind randomized trial', PloS one, vol. 17, no. 11 November, e0275522.
Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Lenker, KP, Calhoun, SL, Qureshi, M, Ricci, A, Bourchtein, E, He, F, Vgontzas, AN, Liao, J, Liao, D & Bixler, EO 2022, 'Trajectories of Insomnia Symptoms From Childhood Through Young Adulthood', Pediatrics, vol. 149, no. 3, e2021053616.


Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Wasserman, E, Kuprewicz, R, Martinez, DJ, Veldheer, S, Livelsberger, C, Modesto, J, Reinhart, L, Trushin, N, Reilly, SM, Liao, J, Fazzi, A, Bascom, R, Richie, JP, Foulds, J, Horn, K & Muscat, JE 2021, 'Switching to Progressively Reduced Nicotine Content Cigarettes in Smokers with Low Socioeconomic Status: A Double-Blind Randomized Clinical Trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 992-1001.
Midya, V & Liao, J 2023, 'Systematic deviation in mean of log bayes factor: Implication and application', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, vol. 52, no. 10, pp. 3209-3218.
Liao, J & Rohde, C 2022, 'Variance reduction in the inverse probability weighted estimators for the average treatment effect using the propensity score', Biometrics, vol. 78, no. 2, pp. 660-667.


Liao, JG, Berg, A & McMurry, TL 2021, 'A Robustified Posterior for Bayesian Inference on a Large Number of Parallel Effects', American Statistician, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 145-151.
Liao, JG, Midya, V & Berg, A 2021, 'Connecting and Contrasting the Bayes Factor and a Modified ROPE Procedure for Testing Interval Null Hypotheses', American Statistician, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 256-264.
He, F, Dong, H, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Bixler, EO, Liao, J & Liao, D 2020, 'Racial/ethnic disparity in habitual sleep is modified by caloric intake in adolescents', Sleep Medicine, vol. 76, pp. 65-71.


Allen, SI, Wasserman, E, Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Hrabovsky, S, Liao, J, Krebs, NM, Horn, K, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Putt, K, Evins, AE, Muscat, JE, Richie, JP & Foulds, J 2019, 'Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who "relight" and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1206-1212.
McDonald, AC, Raman, JD, Shen, J, Liao, J, Pandya, B & Vira, MA 2019, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma before and after radical prostatectomy', Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 814.e1-814.e7.
Hrabovsky, SM, Midya, V, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Yingst, JM, Allen, SI, Krebs, NM, Liao, J, Reinhart, L, Modesto, J, Evins, AE, Richie, JP, Muscat, JE, 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.
Barth, BM, Wang, W, Toran, PT, Fox, TE, Annageldiyev, C, Ondrasik, RM, Keasey, NR, Brown, TJ, Devine, VG, Sullivan, EC, Cote, AL, Papakotsi, V, Tan, SF, Shanmugavelandy, SS, Deering, TG, Needle, DB, Stern, ST, Zhu, J, Liao, J, Viny, AD, Feith, DJ, Levine, RL, Wang, HG, Loughran, TP, Sharma, A, Kester, M & Claxton, DF 2019, 'Sphingolipid metabolism determines the therapeutic efficacy of nanoliposomal ceramide in acute myeloid leukemia', Blood Advances, vol. 3, no. 17, pp. 2598-2603.