Department of Public Health Sciences and the College
Fan Yang’s primary research interests lie in causal inference and the analysis of observational studies. She develops statistical methodologies that are motivated by real life problems, especially in relation to public health, medicine and public policy.
She is the co-author of “Estimation of Causal Effects Using Instrumental Variables with Nonignorable Missing Covariates: Application to Effect of Type of Delivery Hospital on Premature Infants” (Annals of Applied Statistics). Her honors include the American Statistical Association Section on Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigators Award and the J. Parker Bursk Memorial Prize, awarded to the best student researcher by the Statistics Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Yang holds a BS in mathematics and applied mathematics from Zhejiang University in China and a PhD in applied mathematics and computational science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Yang joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.