Kiang Liu

  • 42333 Citations
1978 …2023
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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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Grants 1999 2023

Cardiovascular Diseases
Life Expectancy
Blood Pressure
Social Adjustment
Metabolic Networks and Pathways
Blood Pressure
Spectrum Analysis

Research Output 1978 2020

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. L., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 260, p. 583-591 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Young Adult
Coronary Vessels
1 Citation (Scopus)

Body composition and diabetes risk in South Asians: Findings from the Masala and MeSA studies

Flowers, E., Lin, F., Kandula, N. R., Allison, M., Carr, J. J., Ding, J., Shah, R., Liu, K., Herrington, D. & Kanaya, A. M., May 1 2019, In : Diabetes care. 42, 5, p. 946-953 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Composition
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Ethnic Groups

Cardiovascular health in young and middle adulthood and medical care utilization and costs at older age – The Chicago Heart Association Detection Project Industry (CHA)

Schiman, C., Liu, L., Shih, Y. C. T., Zhao, L., Daviglus, M. L., Liu, K., Fries, J., Garside, D. B., Vu, T. H. T., Stamler, J., Lloyd-Jones, D. M. & Allen, N. B., Feb 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 119, p. 87-98 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Care Costs
Costs and Cost Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Coronary artery calcium progression among the US and Japanese men: The MESA and SESSA

Hisamatsu, T., Liu, K., Chan, C., Krefman, A. E., Fujiyoshi, A., Budoff, M. J., Miura, K., Lloyd-Jones, D. M. & Ueshima, H., Feb 1 2019, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 12, 2, e008104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Vessels
Hispanic Americans
Ethnic Groups
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating Longitudinal Associations between Depressive Symptoms, Smoking, and Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease in the CARDIA Study

Carroll, A. J., Huffman, M. D., Zhao, L., Jacobs, D. R., Stewart, J. C., Kiefe, C. I., Liu, K. & Hitsman, B. L., May 1 2019, In : Psychosomatic medicine. 81, 4, p. 372-379 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Epidemiologic Studies