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
jzl14@psu.edu

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.43.2.14

2018

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.
Keefer, K, Bender, R, Liao, JJ, Sivik, J & Van De Louw, A 2018, 'Characteristics of pulmonary complications in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients treated with rituximab-containing chemotherapy and impact on survival' Annals of Hematology, vol. 97, no. 12, pp. 2373-2380. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00277-018-3448-9
McDonald, A, Vira, M, Shen, J, Sanda, M, Raman, J, Liao, JJ, Patil, D & Taioli, E 2018, 'Circulating microRNAs in plasma as potential biomarkers for the early detection of prostate cancer', Prostate, vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 411-418. https://doi.org/10.1002/pros.23485
Cheng, Y, Ren, X, Yuan, Y, Shan, Y, Li, L, Chen, X, Zhang, L, Takahashi, Y, Yang, JW, Han, B, Liao, JJ, Li, Y, Harvey, H, Ryazanov, A, Robertson, G, Wan, G, Liu, D, Chen, AF, Tao, Y & Yang, J-M 2018, 'Correction to: eEF-2 kinase is a critical regulator of Warburg effect through controlling PP2A-A synthesis (Oncogene, (2016), 35, 49, (6293-6308), 10.1038/onc.2016.166)', Oncogene, vol. 37, no. 33, pp. 4633-4634. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41388-018-0322-0
Stennett, A, Krebs, NM, Liao, JJ, Richie, J & Muscat, J 2018, 'Ecological momentary assessment of smoking behaviors in native and converted intermittent smokers', American Journal on Addictions, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajad.12690
Chen, K-M, Guttenplan, JB, Sun, Y-W, Cooper, T, Shalaby, NAE, Kosinska, W, Benitez, G, Aliaga, C, Zhu, J, Liao, JJ, Gowda, K, Amin, S, Stoner, G & El-Bayoumy, K 2018, 'Effects of Black Raspberry on Dibenzo[a,l]Pyrene Diol Epoxide Induced DNAAdducts, Mutagenesis, and Tumorigenesis in the Mouse Oral Cavity', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 157-164. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-17-0278
Liao, JJ, Cavanaugh, JE & McMurry, TL 2018, 'Extending AIC to best subset regression' Computational Statistics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 787-806. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00180-018-0797-8
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13102
Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Midya, V, Hummer, B, Lester, C, Krebs, N, Hrabovsky, S, Wilhelm, A, Liao, JJ, Yen, MS, Cobb, C, Eissenberg, T & Foulds, J 2019, 'Pulmonary and other health effects of electronic cigarette use among adult smokers participating in a randomized controlled smoking reduction trial', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 91, pp. 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.10.041
Liao, JJ & Berg, A 2018, 'Sharpening Jensen's Inequality', American Statistician, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2017.1419145
Mrowczynski, OD, Bourcier, AJ, Liao, JJ, Langan, ST, Specht, C & Rizk, E 2018, 'The predictive potential of hyponatremia for glioblastoma patient survival' Journal of neuro-oncology, vol. 138, no. 1, pp. 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11060-018-2774-z
Linton, SS, Abraham, T, Liao, JJ, Clawson, G, Butler, PJ, Fox, T, Kester, M & Matters, G 2018, 'Tumor-promoting effects of pancreatic cancer cell exosomes on THP-1-derived macrophages', PloS one, vol. 13, no. 11, e0206759. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206759
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.027

2017

Allen, SI, Foulds, J, Pachas, GN, Veldheer, S, Cather, C, Azzouz, N, Hrabovsky, S, Hameed, A, Yingst, J, Hammett, E, Modesto, J, Krebs, NM, Zhu, J, Liao, JJ, Muscat, J, Richie, J & Evins, AE 2017, 'A two-site, two-arm, 34-week, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial of reduced nicotine cigarettes in smokers with mood and/or anxiety disorders: trial design and protocol', BMC Public Health, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3946-4
Reilly, SM, Goel, R, Trushin, N, Elias, R, Foulds, J, Muscat, J, Liao, JJ & Richie, J 2017, 'Brand variation in oxidant production in mainstream cigarette smoke: Carbonyls and free radicals', Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 106, pp. 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2017.05.035
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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2356-y
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, 'Reduced nicotine content cigarettes in smokers of low socioeconomic status: Study protocol for a randomized control trial', Trials, vol. 18, no. 1, 300. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2038-9
Goel, R, Bitzer, Z, Reilly, SM, Trushin, N, Foulds, J, Muscat, J, Liao, JJ, Elias, R & Richie, J 2017, 'Variation in Free Radical Yields from U.S. Marketed Cigarettes', Chemical Research in Toxicology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1038-1045. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrestox.6b00359

2016

Skibinski, CG, Das, A, Chen, K-M, Liao, JJ, Manni, A, Kester, M & El-Bayoumy, K 2016, 'A novel biologically active acid stable liposomal formulation of docosahexaenoic acid in human breast cancer cell lines', Chemico-Biological Interactions, vol. 252, pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2016.03.035
Tan, SF, Liu, X, Fox, TE, Barth, BM, Sharma, A, Turner, SD, Awwad, A, Dewey, A, Doi, K, Spitzer, B, Shah, MV, Morad, SAF, Desai, D, Amin, S, Zhu, J, Liao, JJ, Yun, J, Kester, M, Claxton, D, Wang, H-G, Cabot, MC, Schuchman, EH, Levine, RL, Feith, DJ & Loughran, TP 2016, 'Acid ceramidase is upregulated in AML and represents a novel therapeutic target', Oncotarget, vol. 7, no. 50, pp. 83208-83222. https://doi.org/10.18632/oncotarget.13079
Liao, JJ, Liao, D & Berg, A 2016, 'Calibrated Bayes Factors in Assessing Genetic Association Models' American Statistician, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 250-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2015.1109548
Krebs, NM, Chen, A, Zhu, J, Sun, D, Liao, JJ, Stennett, AL & Muscat, J 2016, 'Comparison of Puff Volume with Cigarettes per Day in Predicting Nicotine Uptake among Daily Smokers', American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 184, no. 1, pp. 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwv341
Cheng, Y, Ren, X, Yuan, Y, Shan, Y, Li, L, Chen, X, Zhang, L, Takahashi, Y, Yang, JW, Han, B, Liao, JJ, Li, Y, Harvey, H, Ryazanov, A, Robertson, G, Wan, G, Liu, D, Chen, AF, Tao, Y & Yang, J-M 2016, 'EEF-2 kinase is a critical regulator of Warburg effect through controlling PP2A-A synthesis', Oncogene, vol. 35, no. 49, pp. 6293-6308. https://doi.org/10.1038/onc.2016.166
Alsubai, J, Matters, G, Mcgovern, CO, Liao, JJ, Gilius, EL & Smith, JP 2016, 'Germline mutation of the CCK receptor: A novel biomarker for pancreas cancer', Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, vol. 7, e134. https://doi.org/10.1038/ctg.2015.61
Sandhu, N, Schetter, SE, Liao, J, Hartman, TJ, Richie, JP, McGinley, J, Thompson, HJ, Prokopczyk, B, DuBrock, C, Signori, C, Hamilton, C, Calcagnotto, A, Trushin, N, Aliaga, C, Demers, LM, El-Bayoumy, K & Manni, A 2016, 'Influence of obesity on breast density reduction by omega-3 fatty acids: Evidence from a randomized clinical trial', Cancer Prevention Research, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 275-282. https://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-15-0235
Abdulghani, J, Gokare, P, Gallant, JN, Dicker, D, Whitcomb, T, Cooper, T, Liao, JJ, Derr, J, Liu, J, Goldenberg, D, Finnberg, NK & El-Deiry, WS 2016, 'Sorafenib and quinacrine target anti-apoptotic protein MCL1: A poor prognostic marker in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer (ATC)', Clinical Cancer Research, vol. 22, no. 24, pp. 6192-6203. https://doi.org/10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-15-2792

2015

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15384047.2015.1030555
Smith, JP, Whitcomb, DC, Matters, G, Brand, RE, Liao, JJ, Huang, YJ & Frazier, ML 2015, 'Distribution of cholecystokinin-b receptor genotype between patients with pancreatic cancer and controls and its impact on survival' Pancreas, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 236-242. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPA.0000000000000263
He, F, Bixler, E, Liao, JJ, Berg, A, Imamura, Y, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Vgontzas, A & Liao, D 2015, 'Habitual sleep variability, mediated by nutrition intake, is associated with abdominal obesity in adolescents', Sleep Medicine, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1489-1494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2015.07.028
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. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.14.13586
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. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2014.001397
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. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2014.003392

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