Kiang Liu

  • 41215 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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Keywords

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Epidemiology

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Grants 1999 2023

Cardiovascular Diseases
Life Expectancy
Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
Social Adjustment
Metabolic Networks and Pathways
Sodium
Blood Pressure
China
Spectrum Analysis
childhood
health
mental health
Disease
longitudinal study

Research Output 1978 2019

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
Atherosclerosis
Ethnic Groups
Fasting

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
Industry
Inpatients
Health
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
Calcium
Hispanic Americans
Japan
Ethnic Groups

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
Biomarkers
Smoking
Depression
Epidemiologic Studies

Favorable cardiovascular health at young and middle ages and dementia in older age—The CHA study

Vu, T. H. T., Zhao, L., Liu, L., Schiman, C., Lloyd-Jones, D. M., Daviglus, M. L., Liu, K., Garside, D. B., Stamler, J., Fries, J. F., Shih, Y. C. T. & Allen, N. B., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 1, e009730.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia
Health
International Classification of Diseases
Blood Pressure
Social Adjustment