Ada O Youk, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Director, MS/MPH Program, Biostatistics

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Associate Professor, Clinical & Translational Science


7129 Public Health, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: nlbhx@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-0906

Personal Statement

Application of occupational risk regression modeling to pharmaceutical data

Longitudinal data analysis

Health disparities
Environmental Epidemiology







Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

B.A. (Cum Laude), 1988







University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

M.A., 1990

Applied Statistics


University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Ph.D., 1996



BIOS 2058 Scientific Communications Skills

BIOS 2081 Mathematical Methods for Statistics

BIOS 2049 Applied Regression Analysis
BIOS 2086 Applied Mixed Models

BIOS 2011 Principles of Statistical Reasoning

Selected Publications

  1. *Agimi Y, Albert S, YOUK A, Documet P, Steiner C. Mandatory Physician Reporting of At Risk Drivers: The Older Driver Example. The Gerontologist 2017;1-10.
  2. *Zhao Q, Zmuda JM, Kuipers AL, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, YOUK AO, Miljkovic I.  Muscle Attenuation Is Associated With Newly Developed Hypertension in Men of African Ancestry:  Novelty and Significance.  Hypertension, 2017. 69(5):957-963.
  3. *Piper K, YOUK A, James E, Kumar S.  Paid Sick Days and Stay-at-Home Behavior for Influenza. PLOS One 2017; 12(2):e0170698.
  4. *Colvin A, Richardson GA, Cyranowski JM, YOUK A, Bromberger JT.  The Role of Family History of Depression and the Menopausal Transition in the Development of Major Depression in Midlife Women: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation Mental Health Study (SWAN MHS).  Depress Anxiety, 2017; 34(9):826-835.
  5. Hausmann LRM, YOUK A, Kwoh CK, Ibrahim SA, Hannon MJ, Weiner DK, Gallagher RM,
    Parks A.  Testing a Positive Psychological Intervention for Osteoarthritis. 
    Pain Medicine, 2017; 18(9):1830-1843. 
  6. **Buhule OD, Wahed AS, YOUK AO.  Bayesian hierarchical joint modeling of repeatedly measured continuous and ordinal markers of disease severity: Application to Ugandan diabetes data.  Stat Med, 2017; 36(29): 4677–4691.
  7. Hausmann LRM, Ibrahim SA, Kwoh CK, YOUK A, Obrosky DS, Weiner DK, Vina E, Gallagher RM, Mauro GT, Parks A. Rationale and design of the Staying Positive with Arthritis (SPA) study: a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of a positive psychology intervention on racial disparities in pain. Contemp Clin Trials, 2018; 64:243-253.
  8. ***Christ JP, Anderson JR, YOUK AO.  Planning and Execution of a Modified Cranial Closing Wedge Ostectomy Technique in Dogs:  A Retrospective Analysis of 32 Procedures.  Veterinary Surgery.  In press, 2018.
  9. *Agimi Y, Albert SM, YOUK AO, Documet PI, Steiner CA. Dementia and Motor Vehicle Crash Hospitalizations. Role of Physician Reporting Laws.  Neurology, 2018; 90(9):e808-e813.
  10. Bramoweth A, Germain A, YOUK AO, Rodriguez KL, Chinman MJ. A Hybrid Type I Trial to Increase Veterans' Access to Insomnia Care: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials, 2018; 19(1):73.
  11. Al Hashash J, Ramos-Rivers C, YOUK A, Chiu W, Duff K, Binion DG, Vachon A,  Regueiro M, Benhayon D, Dunn MA, Szigethy E.  Quality of Sleep and Coexistent Psychopathology Have Significant Impact on Fatigue Burden in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 2018; 52(5)423-430. DOI: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000000729

* published with a student

** published with a Biostatistics advisee

*** published with a fellow



Ada O Youk