1.      Jain T, Peshock R, McGuire DK, Willett D, Yu Z, Vega GL, Guerra R, Hobbs HH, Grundy SM, the Dallas Heart Study Investigators (2004). African Americans and Caucasians have a similar prevalence of coronary calcium in the Dallas Heart Study, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 44: 1011-1017.

2.      Levine R, Yu Z, Hanley W, Nitao J. (2005). Implementing componentwise Hastings algorithms, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 48: 363-389.

3.      Levine R, Yu Z, Hanley W, Nitao J. (2005). Implementing the random scan Gibbs sampler, Computational Statistics, 20: 177-196.

4.      Guerra R, Yu Z, Marcovina S, Peshock R, Cohen JC, Hobbs HH. (2005). Lipoprotein(a) and apolipoprotein(a) isoforms: no association with coronary artery calcification in the Dallas Heart Study, Circulation, 111: 1471-1479.

5.      Wilcox MA, Li Z, Tapper W, Browning S, Curtin K, Ding J, Ding Y, Gagnon F, He Q, Kuo TY, Li M, Matthew G, Mei L, Rao S, Shaw J, Wei Z, Yu Z, Zhang W, Zheng T, Zhu G. (2007). Genetic association with rheumatoid arthritis-Genetic Analysis Workshop 15: summary of contributions from Group 2. Genet Epidemiology, 31 Suppl 1:S12-21.

6.      Yu Z, Schaid D. (2007). Sequential haplotype scan methods for association analysis. Genetic Epidemiology, 31: 553-564.

7.      Yu Z, Schaid D. (2007). Application of haplotype sequential scan methods to case-control data. BMC Proceedings, 1 Suppl 1:S21.

8.      Yu Z, Schaid D. (2007). Methods to impute missing genotypes for population data. Human Genetics, 122:495-504.

9.      Yu Z, Wang L, Hildebrandt MAT, Schaid D. (2008). Testing whether genetic variation explains correlation of quantitative measures of gene expression, and application to genetic network analysis. Statistics in Medicine, 27:3847-3867.

10.  Jian Z, Yu Z, Yu L, Rao B, Chen Z, Tromberg BJ. (2009). Speckle attenuation in optical coherence tomography by curvelet shrinkage. Optics Letters, 34:1516-1518.

11.  Yu Z*, Garner C, Ziogas A, Anton-Culver H, Schaid D. (2009). Genotype determination for polymorphisms in linkage disequilibrium. BMC Bioinformatics, 10:63.

12.  Browning B, Yu Z. (2009). Simultaneous genotype calling and haplotype phasing improves genotype accuracy and reduces false positive associations for genome-wide association studies. American Journal of Human Genetics, 85:847-861.

13.  Weng L, Macciardi F, Subramanian A, Guffanti G, Potkin SG, Yu Z*, Xie X.  (2011) SNP-based pathway enrichment analysis for genome-wide association studies. BMC Bioinformatics, 12:99.

14.  Mkhikian H, Grigorian A, Li GF, Chen HL, Newton B, Zhou RW, Beeton C, Torossian S, Tatarian GG, Lee SU, Lau K, Walker E, Siminovitch KA, Chandy KG, Yu Z, Dennis JW, Demetriou M. (2011) Environmental and genetic dysregulation of N-glycosylation is a unifying mechanism in Multiple Sclerosis. Nature Communications, 2:334.

15.  Meng L, Cannesson M, Alexander BS, Yu Z, Kain ZN, Cerussi AE, Tromberg BJ, Mantulin WW. (2011) Effect of phenylephrine and ephedrine bolus treatment on cerebral oxygenation in anaesthetized patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 107:209-17.

16.  Yu Z* (2011). Testing gene-gene interactions in the case-parents design. Human Heredity, 71:171-179.

17.  Yu Z*, Wang S (2011). Contrasting linkage-disequilibrium as a multi-locus family-based association test. Genetic Epidemiology, 35:487-498.

18.  Wang S, Yu Z, Miller RL, Tang D, Perera FP. (2011). Methods for detecting interactions between imprinted genes and environmental exposures using birth cohort designs with mother-offspring pairs. Human Heredity, 71:196-208.

19.  Yu Z*, Deng L. (2011) Pseudosibship methods in the case-parents design. Statistics in Medicine, 30:3236-3251.

20.  Shahbaba B, Shachaf CM, Yu Z*. (2012) A pathway analysis method for genome-wide association studies, Statistics in Medicine, 31:988-1000.

21.  Yu Z* (2012). Family-based association tests using genotype data with uncertainty. Biostatistics, 13:228-240.

22.  Meng L, Mantulin WW, Alexander BS, Cerussi AE, Tromberg BJ, Yu Z, Laning K, Kain ZN, Cannesson M, Gelb AW. (2012) Head-up tilt and hyperventilation produce similar changes in cerebral oxygenation and blood volume: an observational comparison study using frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 59:357-365.

23.  Meng L, Gelb AW, Alexander BS, Cerussi AE, Tromberg BJ, Yu Z, Mantulin WW. (2012) Impact of phenylephrine administration on cerebral tissue oxygen saturation and blood volume is modulated by carbon dioxide in anaesthetized patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 108:815-822.

24.  Yu Z*, Gillen D, Li CF, Demetriou M. (2013) Incorporating parental information into family-based association tests. Biostatistics, 14: 556-572., supplementary material

  1. Alexander BS, Gelb AW, Mantulin WW, Cerussi AE, Tromberg BJ, Yu Z, Lee C, Meng L. (2013) Impact of stepwise hyperventilation on cerebral tissue oxygen saturation in anesthetized patients: a mechanistic study. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 57:604-612.
  2. Li GF, Zhou RW, Mkhikian H, Newton BL, Yu Z, Demetriou M. (2013) Hypomorphic MGAT5 polymorphisms promote multiple sclerosis cooperatively with MGAT1 and Interleukin-2 and 7 receptor variants. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 256:71-76.
  3. Kim SH, Lilot M, Sidhu KS, Rinehart J, Yu Z, Canales C, Cannesson M. (2014) Accuracy and Precision of Continuous Non-Invasive Arterial Pressure Monitoring Compared to Invasive Arterial Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anesthesiology, 120:1080-1097.
  4. Kim SH, Lilot M, Sidhu KS, Murphy LSL, Rinehart J, Yu Z, Canales C, Cannesson M. (2014) Accuracy of Continuous Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Monitoring: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anesthesia Analgesia, 119:332-346.
  5. Yu Z, Li CF, Mkhikian H, Zhou RW, Newton BL, Demetriou M. (2014) Family studies of Type 1 diabetes reveal additive and epistatic effects between MGAT1 and three other polymorphisms. Genes and Immunity, 15:218-223.
  6. Yu Z*, Demetriou M, Gillen D. (2015) Genome-wide analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions using closed-form Wald tests. Genetic Epidemiology, 39: 446-455. (software: GG_Wald)
  7. Cannesson M, Ramsingh D, Rinehart J, Demirjian A; Vu T, Vakharia S, Imagawa D, Yu Z, Greenfield S, Kain Z. (2015) Perioperative goal directed therapy and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing high-risk abdominal surgery:  A historical-prospective, comparative effectiveness study. Critical Care, 19:261.
  8. Meng L, Settecase F, Xiao J, Yu Z, Flexman A, Higashida R. (2016) Initial Clinical Experience with Near-infrared Spectroscopy in Assessing Cerebral Tissue Oxygen Saturation in Cerebral Vasospasm before and after Intraarterial Verapamil Injection. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 26:63-69.
  9. Wu K, Chen C, Moyzis RK, Greenberger E, Yu Z. (2016) Gender Interacts with Opioid Receptor Polymorphism A118G and Serotonin Receptor Polymorphism -1438A/G on Speed-dating Success. Human Nature, 27(3):244-60.
  10. Meng L, Xiao J, Gudelunas K, Yu Z, Zhong Z, Hu X. (2017) Association of intraoperative cerebral and muscular tissue oxygen saturation with postoperative complications and length of hospital stay after major spine surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 118: 551-562.
  11. Pluta D, Yu Z, Shen T, Chen C, Xue G, Ombao H. (2018) Statistical Methods and Challenges in Connectome Genetics. Available online 10 March 2018 in Statistics and Probability Letters.
  12. Wu K, Chen C, Moyzis RK, Nuno M, Yu Z, Greenberger E. (2018) More than Skin Deep: Uncovering Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC)-Based Attraction among Asian American Speed-daters. To appear in Evolution and Human Behavior.
  13. Interiano M, Kazemi K,   Wang L, Yang J, Yu Z, Komarova NL. (2018) Musical trends and predictability of success in contemporary songs on and off the top charts. To appear in Royal Society Open Science.
  14. Wang Y, Fu L, Ren J, Yu Z, Chen T, Sun F. (2018) Identifying Group-Specific Sequences for Microbial Communities Using Long k-mer Sequence Signatures. To appear in Frontiers in Microbiology, Systems Microbiology.


*: corresponding author



1.      Guerra R, Yu Z. (2005). Single nucleotide polymorphisms and their applications, book chapter in Computational and Statistical Approaches to Genomics, W. Zhang and I. Shmulevich (editors). Second Edition, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

2.      Yu Z. (2012). Estimating genotype-specific call rates from offspring-parents trio data. JSM Proceedings.