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College of Public Health

Dr. Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
423-439-6662 /
Lamb Hall, Room 046E



Ph. D Kansas State University Statistics 2008

M.S. University of Rhode Island Statistics 2003


  • Biostatistics I (BSTA 5310)
  • SAS Programming with Application in Public Health (BSTA 6170)
  • Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis (BSTA5385)


Lack of fit test, generalized linear/nonlinear models, multivariate data analysis, longitudinal and functional data analysis, applied statistics, epidemiology and public health


  • CO-I: NIH/NIDCR R01 DE021134 (Administrative Supplement) Integrating Biomechanics and Cell Biology to Understand TMJ Pathology. (PI: Dr. H. Yao ) Role: Biostatistician
  • CO-I: NIH/NIA P01AG0309355 Osteocyte Regulation of Bone/Muscle with Age. (PI: Dr. L. Bonewlad) Role: Biostatistician
  • Co-I: NIH/NIDCR R01 DE021462 Understanding the Mechanism of Radiotherapy-Induced Dentition Breakdown. (PI: Dr. MP Walker) Role: Biostatistician
  • Co-I: NIH/NIDCR R01 DE021431 Multifunctional Non-thermal Plasma for Robust Dental Bonding. (PI: Dr. Y Wang) Role: Biostatistician
  • NPS Project: Ecological Thresholds and Structured Decision Analysis of Stream Health in the Mid_Atlantic and Eastern Rivers and Mountains Vital Signs Networks (PI: Dr. EP Smith) Role: Biostatistician


  1. Liu Y, Bie R, Iwasaki LR, Nickel JC. Prevalence differentiations of periodontitis by diabetic status among U.S. adults. J. Diabetes 2018 10(11): 896-898
  2. Liu Y, Ozodiegwu ID, Yu Y, Hess R, Bie R. An association of health behaviors with depression and metabolic risk: data from 2007-2014 U.S. National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey. J Affect Disord. . 2017; 217 (8): 190-196.
  3. Liu Y, Wang K, Maisonet M, Wang L, Zheng S. Associations of lifestyle factors: smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity with type 2 diabetes among American adults from NHANES 2005-2014. J. Diabetes. 2017; 9(9):846-854
  4. Liu Y, Bai X, Liu Y, Wang Y Light-cured Self-Etch Adhesives Undergo Hydroxypatite-Triggered Self-cure. J Dent Res. 2016; 95(3):334-41
  5. Simmer-Beck M, Walker MP, Gadbury-Amyot CC, Ahmed A, Kelly P, Liu Y, Branson B. Effectiveness of an Alternative Dental Workforce Model on the Oral Health of Low Income Children in a School-Based Setting Am J Public Health 2015; 105(9):1763-9.
  6. Reed R, Xu C, Liu Y, Gorski JP, Wang Y, Walker MP 2015 Radiotherapy Effect on Nano- mechanical Properties and Chemical Composition of Enamel and Dentin Arch Oral Boil, 60(5):690-697.
  7. Simmer-Beck M, Walker MP, Gadbury-Amyot CC, Ahmed A, Kelly P, Liu Y, Branson B 2015 Effectiveness of an Alternative Dental Workforce Model on the Oral Health of Low Income Children in a School-Based Setting Am J Public Health 105(9):1763-9.
  8. Bogonia MG, Dallas M, Vizcarra B, Liu Y, Johnson ML, Thiagarajan G. 2015 Non-contact strain measurement in the mouse forearm loading model using digital image correlation (DIC) Bone Epub ahead of print
  9. Boles CD, Liu Y, November-Rider D. 2015 Readability levels of dental patient education materials Journal of Dental Hygiene In press
  10. Satheesh K, Brockmann LB, Liu Y Gadbury-Amyot CC 2015 Self-directed Assessment seeking versus self-assessment: A pilot study of a pre-doctoral periodontal oral competency examination J Dent Educ In press.
  11. Liu Y*. 2014 The Relationship between Lifestyle and Self-reported Oral Health among American Adults. Int Dent J. 64:46-51.
  12. Liu Y*, Li Z, Walker MP. 2014 Social disparities in dentition status among American adults. Int Dent J. 64:52-57.
  13. Liu Y*, and Walker MP. 2014 The relationship between Social Support and Dentition Status of U.S. Veterans. J dental, oral, craniofacial and epidemiology, 2(2):2-9
  14. Friesen LR, Kisling R, Liu Y, Walker MP 2014 Knowledge of Risk Factors and the Periodontal Disease-Systemic Link in Clinical Decision Making for Periodontal Referral. J Dent Educ, 78(9):1244-51.
  15. Liu Y, Yao X, Liu Y, Wang Y. 2014 A fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis of carious dentin from transparent zone to normal zone. Caries res. 48:320-329.
  16. Javaheri B, Stern A, Lara N, Dallas M, Zhao H, Liu Y, Bonewald LF, Johnson ML. 2014 Deletion of a Single β-catenin Allele in Osteocytes Abolishes the Bone Anabolic Response to Loading. Bone Miner Res. 29(3) 705-15.
  17. Corrigan D, Walker MP, Liu Y, Mitchell TV. 2014. Factors Influencing Patients Seeking Oral Health Care in the Oncology Dental Support Clinic at an Urban University Dental School Setting. Spec. Care Dent.34(3):106-13.
  18. Deforest WN, Hentscher-Johnson JK, Liu Y, Liu H, Nickel JC, Iwasaki LR. 2014 Human Tooth Movement by Continuous High and Low Stresses. Angle Orthod Angle Orthod. Jan;84(1):102-8.
  19. Satheesh K, Saylor-Boles CD, Rapley JW, Liu Y, Gadbury-Amyot CC. 2013. Student evaluation of clickers in a combined Dental and Dental Hygiene Periodontology Course. J Dent Educ 77(10):1321-9.
  20. Liu R, Lei T, Dusevich V, Yao X, Liu Y, Walker MP, Wang Y, Ye L. 2013. Surface characteristics and cell adhesion-A comparative study of four commercial dental implants J Prosthodont. 22(8) 641-51.
  21. Voelker MA, Bayne SC, Liu Y, Walker MP. 2013. Catalogue of Tooth Brush Head Designs. Journal of Dental Hygiene 87(3) 118-133.
  22. Liu Y*, Nelson PI, and Yang Ss. 2012 Omnibus Lack of Fit Test in Logistic Regression with Sparse Data. Stat. Method.& Appli; 21(4): 437-452.
  23. Liu Y*, Palmer JL. 2012. Iliacus tender points in young adults: a pilot study. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 112(5):285-290.
  24. Olson JE, Liu Y, Nickel JC, Walker MP, Iwasaki LR. 2012. Archwire Vibration and Stick-Slip Behavior at the Bracket-Archwire Interface. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 142(3):314-322.
  25. Reed MJ, Corry AM, Liu Y. 2012. The role of women in dental education: monitoring the pipeline to leadership. J Dent. Ed. 76(11):1408-1415.


  1. Liu Y, Simmer-Beck M, Walker MP. 2015 Comparative Analysis on Determinants of Self-Rated Oral Health between U.S. Non-citizens and Citizens. 94(SI A):3359.
  2. Greaves M, Walker MP, Liu Y, Branson B. 2015 Oral Health Status of Children Enrolled in a WIC Program J Dent Res 94(SI A):1028.
  3. Ainsworth N, Walker MP, Liu Y. 2015 Friesen L.Dental/Medical Students Concerning Obesity. J Dent Res 94(SI A):2391.
  4. Harris J, Nickel J, Conzalez-Stucker Y, Liu H, Liu Y, Iwasaki L 2015 Simplified Protocol Produces More Error in Modeled Masticatory Muscle Forces. J Dent Res 94(SI A):2399.
  5. Seyedmahm R, Wang Y, Reed R, Dusevich V, Liu Y, Walker M 2015 Radiotherapy Effect on Microhardness of Human Enamel: Preliminary Results. J Dent Res 94(SI A):4099.
  6. Faulkner L, Yao X, Liu Y, Wang Y 2015 Effect of Collagen-Stability Etchant on the Interfacial Bond. J Dent Res 94(SI A):0608.


  • Editorial board member of J. of Sci. Med- Mathematics and Statistics
  • Editorial board member of J. of Sci. Med- Dentistry
  • Editorial board member of Austin Journal of Dentistry


  • Member, American Association for Dental Research
  • Member, American Dental Education Association
  • Member, American Statistics Association (ASA)
  • Member, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS)
  • Member, Mu Sigma Rho, National Statistics Honor Society


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