FDSN Spring 2021 Seminar: Some Statistical Methods, Tools, and Concepts for Scientific Research

Join the Department of Food Science and Nutrition for this FDSN Seminar Series event featuring Jingyun Yang, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center. The event will take place on April 1 from 1-2 p.m.

In this presentation, Yang will introduce some useful statistical methods/tools that he often uses in his research, such as the time-varying effect model for the analysis of intensive longitudinal data, survival analysis for the analysis of time-to-event data, R Markdown for producing reproducible report, and easy generation of interactive plot. Such statistical methods and tools could improve your research in food science and nutrition. He will also cover some statistical concepts that are commonly encountered in scientific research, such as multiple comparison.


Jingyun Yang, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, received his Ph.D. in statistics from Pennsylvania State University. Yang is interested in the study of different complex diseases, focusing on medical research through genetic, epigenetic, and longitudinal data analysis. He has authored/co-authored about 90 SCI peer-reviewed papers in various journals such as DiabetesCritical Care MedicineNeurologyNatureNature NeuroscienceNature Genetics, and Brain. He serves as the invited statistical consult for Annals of Surgery, the top journal in surgery. Yang is also a statistical consult for Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, an editorial board member of Current Alzheimer Research, and a guest editor for Frontiers in Neurology and Frontiers in Genetics. He is also a reviewer for more than 30 SCI journals, and has won Publons’ Global Peer Review Awards in 2018 and 2019.

Click here to join the virtual event on April 1 or join by phone at ‪318.620.0354; PIN: ‪711 835 263#

The FDSN Seminar Series features guest lectures by invited speakers that broaden understanding and knowledge of various scientific topics and original research in food science and nutrition. Speakers include experts from academia, federal government agencies, and the food industry.

For more information, contact Cindy Koschetz at ckoschet@iit.edu.