Kiang Liu

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1978 …2021

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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, University of North Carolina

… → 1976

Research interests

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Epidemiology


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