Kiang Liu

  • 44846 Citations
1978 …2020

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Research Interests

Dr. Kiang Liu received his BS degree in mathematics from Fu-Jen University, Taiwan, in 1970 and his PhD degree in statistics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1976. That year, he joined the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine's training program in cardiovascular epidemiology, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Following his post-doctoral training, he received a research career development award from the NHLBI in 1979 and became an assistant professor in the department. In 1983 he was promoted to associate professor, and since 1988 he has been a full professor in the renamed Department of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Liu's research interests are in cardiovascular epidemiology and statistical methodology for epidemiologic research, topics on which he has authored or co-authored more than 500 publications. He was Principal Investigator of the Chicago Field Center for the the Coronary Artery Risk Development in (Young) Adults (CARDIA) Study for 30 years, an NHLBI-funded longitudinal collaborative study on lifestyle and evolution of cardiovascular risk factors in young adults. He is also Principal Investigator of the Chicago Field Center of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), an NHLBI-funded longitudinal study on factors related to subclinical cardiovascular disease.

Training Experience

1979Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of North Carolina

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Research interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Epidemiology

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    Adult Life-Course Trajectories of Lung Function and the Development of Emphysema: The CARDIA Lung Study

    Washko, G. R., Colangelo, L. A., Estépar, R. S. J., Ash, S. Y., Bhatt, S. P., Okajima, Y., Liu, K., Jacobs, D. R., Iribarren, C., Thyagarajan, B., Lewis, C. E., Kumar, R., Han, M. L. K., Dransfield, M. T., Carnethon, M. R. & Kalhan, R., Feb 2020, In : American Journal of Medicine. 133, 2, p. 222-230.e11

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    Application of measurement error models to correct for systematic differences among readers and vendors in echocardiography measurements: the CARDIA study

    Betoko, A., Nwabuo, C., Ambale Venkatesh, B., Ricketts, E. P., Bae, S., Wu, C., Gidding, S. S., Liu, K., Lima, J. A. C. & Cox, C., May 18 2020, In : Journal of Applied Statistics. 47, 7, p. 1315-1324 10 p.

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  • Associations between depressive symptoms, cigarette smoking, and cardiovascular health: Longitudinal results from CARDIA

    Carroll, A. J., Huffman, M. D., Zhao, L., Jacobs, D. R., Stewart, J. C., Kiefe, C. I., Brunner, W., Liu, K. & Hitsman, B., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 260, p. 583-591 9 p.

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  • Individualized Relative-Intensity Physical Activity Accelerometer Cut Points

    Siddique, J., Aaby, D., Montag, S. E., Sidney, S., Sternfeld, B., Welch, W. A., Carnethon, M. R., Liu, K., Craft, L. L., Pettee Gabriel, K., Barone Gibbs, B., Reis, J. P. & Freedson, P., Feb 1 2020, In : Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 52, 2, p. 398-407 10 p.

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