2020-Present: Graduate Research Associate (part-time), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Drs. Amber D'Souza and Lorraine Dean
2016-2019: Senior Statistical Analyst (full-time), Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, with Dr. Daniel Polsky
2015-2016: Research Data Analyst (full-time), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Dr. Amber D'Souza
2014-2015: Research Assistant (part-time), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Drs. Amber D'Souza and Elizabeth Golub
SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Zhang Y, D’Souza G, Fakhry C, Bigelow EO, Mykhaylo U, Burk RD, et al. Oral HPV infection associated with changes in oral microbiota beta diversity and microbiota abundance. Journal of Infectious Diseases. In press.
Zhang Y, Fakhry C, D’Souza G. Projected Association of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination With Oropharynx Cancer Incidence in the US, 2020-2045. JAMA oncology. 2021 Sep 2:e212907-.
Drake C, Jarlenski M, Zhang Y, Polsky D. Market share of US Catholic hospitals and associated geographic network access to reproductive health services. JAMA network open. 2020 Jan 3;3(1):e1920053-.
Dean LT, Ransome Y, Frasso-Jaramillo L, Moss SL, Zhang Y, Ashing K, Denis GV, Frick KD, Visvanathan K, Schmitz KH. Drivers of cost differences between US breast cancer survivors with or without lymphedema. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2019 Oct;13(5):804-14.
Drake C, Zhang Y, Chaiyachati KH, Polsky D. The limitations of poor broadband internet access for telemedicine use in rural America: an observational study. Annals of internal medicine. 2019 Sep 3;171(5):382-4.
Dean LT, Moss SL, Ransome Y, Frasso-Jaramillo L, Zhang Y, Visvanathan K, et al. “It still affects our economic situation”: long-term economic burden of breast cancer and lymphedema. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2018 Aug 18.doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4418-4
Dean LT, Schmitz KH, Frick KD, Nicholas LH, Zhang Y, Subramanian SV, et al. Consumer credit as a novel marker for economic burden and health after cancer in a diverse population of breast cancer survivors in the USA. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 2018 Jun 1;12(3):306-15.
Zhu J, Polsky D, Zhang Y. State-based marketplaces outperform federally-facilitated marketplaces.LDI Issue Brief. 2018 Mar 21;22(1):1-7.
Rettig EM, Fakhry C, Hales RK, Kisuule F, Quon H, Kiess AP, et al. Pilot randomized controlled trial of a comprehensive smoking cessation intervention for patients with upper aerodigestive cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Head & Neck. 2018 Mar 15;40(7):1534-47.
Yin LX, D'Souza G, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, et al. Prognostic factors for human papillomavirus–positive and negative oropharyngeal carcinomas. The Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar 14;128(8):E288-E296.
Zhang Y, Wilson TE, Adedimeji A, Merenstein D, Milam J, Cohen J, et al. The impact of substance use on adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women in the United States. AIDS and Behavior. 2018 Mar 1;22(3):896-908.
Polsky D, Weiner J, Zhang Y. Exploring the decline of narrow networks on the 2017 ACA marketplaces. LDI Issue Brief. 2017 Nov 1;21(9):1-6.
Zhu JM, Zhang Y, Wu B, Polsky D. Association between number of insurers and premium rates in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2017 Nov 1;177(11):1684-6.
Polsky D, Weiner J, Zhang Y. Narrow networks on the individual marketplace in 2017. LDI Issue Brief. 2017 Sep;21(8):1-6.
Zhu JM, Zhang Y, Polsky D. Networks in ACA marketplaces are narrower for mental health care than for primary care. Health Affairs. 2017 Sep 1;36(9):1624-31.
Fakhry C, Westra WH, Wang SJ, van Zante A, Zhang Y, Rettig E, et al. The prognostic role of sex, race, and human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal and nonoropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell cancer. Cancer. 2017 May 1;123(9):1566-75.
Zhang Y, Waterboer T, Haddad RI, Miles BA, Wentz A, Gross ND, et al. Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 antibodies at diagnosis of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer and antibody trajectories after treatment. Oral Oncology. 2017 Apr 1;67:77-82.
Polsky D, Zhang Y, Yasaitis LC, Weiner J. Trends in physician networks in the marketplace in 2016. LDI Data Brief. 2016 Dec 6;1-5
D’Souza G, Zhang Y, Merritt S, Gold D, Robbins HA, Buckman V, et al. Patient experience and anxiety during and after treatment for an HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer. Oral Oncology. 2016 Sep 1;60:90-5.
Zhang Y, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Sugar E, Minkoff H, Cranston RD, et al. Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 E6 seropositivity is elevated in subjects with oral HPV16 infection. Cancer Epidemiology. 2016 Aug 1;43:30-4.
D'souza G, Wentz A, Kluz N, Zhang Y, Sugar E, Youngfellow RM, et al. Sex differences in risk factors and natural history of oral human papillomavirus infection. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Feb 10;213(12):1893-6.
Zhang Y, Leifheit KM, Brawley OW, Thorpe Jr RJ, Gaskin DJ, Dean LT. Does greater oncologist density reduce estimates of Black-White disparities in cancer mortality. Virtual Poster Presentation. 14th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. October 2021.
Zhang Y, Fakhry C, D’Souza G. Projected Association of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination With Oropharynx Cancer Incidence in the US, 2020-2045. Oral presentation at 2021 Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Trainee Research Day, Baltimore, MD. Named finalist in Trainee Research Day presentation. May 2021.
Dean LT, Schmitz KH, Frick K, Nicholas L, Zhang Y, Subramanian SV, et al. Consumer Credit, Cancer Treatment, and Health Among Women with a History of Breast Cancer. Poster at American Association for Cancer Research. April 2017
Moss S, Zhang Y, Dean LT. Psychosocial Stress and Cognition among Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors: The Impact of Major Lifestyle Changes. Poster at American Public Health Association (APHA) 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Oct/Nov 2016.
Zhang Y, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Burk R, Wiley D, Minkoff H, et al. HPV16 E6 Seropositivity Elevated in Subjects with Oral HPV16 Infection. Poster at 15th International Conference on Malignancies in AIDS and other Acquired Immunodeficiencies. Oct 2015.
Zhang Y, Wilson TE, Adedimeji A, Merenstein D, Milam J, Cohen J, et al. The Impact of Illicit Drug Use on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence among HIV-Infected Women in the United States. Oral presentation at 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. June 2015.
Zhang Y, Wilson TE, Adedimeji A, Merenstein D, Milam J, Cohen J, et al. The Impact of Illicit Drug Use on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence among HIV-Infected Women in the United States. Poster at Delta Omega Scientific Poster Competition, Alpha chapter, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Feb. 2015.
Media Reports and Interviews
Media coverage including Zhang Y quotation by ScienceDaily, MedicalXpress, Newswise, Technology Networks, Sciencenewsnet.in, Pharmatutor, Pourquoi Docteur. Press release "HPV Vaccination Will Reduce Throat and Mouth Cancers, But Overall Impact Will Take 25-Plus Years To See." Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sept 2, 2021.
MedicalResearch.com interview and quotes by Zhang Y. "HPV vaccination will gradually prevent many oropharynx cancers." Sept 7, 2021.
Healio Gastroenterology interview and quotes by Zhang Y. "HPV vaccinations will slow oropharynx cancer rates but may take 25 years to see impact." Sept 8, 2021. Rated top 10 news stores from September 2021
2020: Reviewer for the Journal Cancer Control
2015: Reviewer for the Journal Society for Epidemiologic Research
2015-Present: Member of Society for Epidemiologic Research
2015-Present: Member of Delta Omega Honorary Society, Alpha Chapter
2015-Present: Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science
2020.9-2021.8: Teaching Assistant, Epidemiologic Methods course sequence (four courses)
2020: Teaching Assistant, Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out, Coursera
2014 Summer: Teaching Assistant, Principles of Epidmeiology
Leadership and Community Services
2021-Present: Co-Vice President of the Oral Health Group, Johns Hopkins University
2020-2021: Facilitator of the Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control Journal Club, Johns Hopkins University
2020-2021: Student Assembly Departmental Representative, Johns Hopkins University
2020-2021: JHU 2020 Planning Student Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins University
2017-2019: Hiring Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2014-2015: President of Chinese Public Health Forum (student organization), Johns Hopkins University
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