Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile


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
  • Biomarkers
  • Genes
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Survival
  • Breast
  • Child
  • Nicotine

Clinical Trials

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

Recent Publications


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 2021, 'Systematic deviation in mean of log bayes factor: Implication and application', Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods.
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.


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, J, 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.
McDonald, AC, Vira, M, Shen, J, Sanda, M, Raman, JD, Liao, J, 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.
Cheng, Y, Ren, X, Yuan, Y, Shan, Y, Li, L, Chen, X, Zhang, L, Takahashi, Y, Yang, JW, Han, B, Liao, J, Li, Y, Harvey, H, Ryazanov, A, Robertson, GP, Wan, G, Liu, D, Chen, AF, Tao, Y & Yang, JM 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.
Stennett, A, Krebs, NM, Liao, J, Richie, JP & Muscat, JE 2018, 'Ecological momentary assessment of smoking behaviors in native and converted intermittent smokers', American Journal on Addictions, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 131-138.
Chen, KM, Guttenplan, JB, Sun, YW, Cooper, T, Shalaby, NAE, Kosinska, W, Benitez, G, Aliaga, C, Zhu, J, Liao, J, 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.
Liao, J, 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, J & Chetlen, AL 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.
Veldheer, S, Yingst, J, Midya, V, Hummer, B, Lester, C, Krebs, N, Hrabovsky, S, Wilhelm, A, Liao, J, 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.
Liao, JG & Berg, A 2019, 'Sharpening Jensen's Inequality', American Statistician, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 278-281.
Mrowczynski, OD, Bourcier, AJ, Liao, J, 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.
Linton, SS, Abraham, T, Liao, J, Clawson, GA, Butler, PJ, Fox, T, Kester, M & Matters, GL 2018, 'Tumor-promoting effects of pancreatic cancer cell exosomes on THP-1-derived macrophages', PloS one, vol. 13, no. 11, e0206759.
Mrowczynski, OD, Zammar, S, Bourcier, AJ, Langan, ST, Liao, J, 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.

Clinical Trials Search

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