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Ada O Youk, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Director, MS/MPH Program, Biostatistics

Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Associate Professor, Clinical & Translational Science


7129 South Parran Hall, 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.   *Kuipers AL, Egwuogu H, Evans RW, Patrick AL, YOUK A, Bunker CH, Zmuda JM. Renal Function and Bone Loss in a Cohort of Afro-Caribbean Men. JBMR, 2015; 30(12):2215-20.
2.  *Balmert LC, YOUK AO, Woolley SM, Talbott EO, Buchanich JM. Respiratory System Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Non-Malignant Respiratory Disease Mortality in Appalachian Coal Mining and Non-Coal Mining Counties. SME Transactions, 2015.  
3.  *Buchanich JM, Talbott EO, Balmert LC, Woolley SM, YOUK AO. Disparities in Diabetes Mellitus Mortality Rates in Coal Mining and Non-Coal Mining Areas of Appalachia. SME Transactions, 2015. 
4.  *Woolley SM, YOUK AO, Bear TS, Balmert LC, Talbott EO, Buchanich JM. Impact of Coal Mining on Self-Rated Health among Appalachian Residents. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2015;2015:501837.  
5.  *Kasckow J, YOUK A, Anderson S, Dew MA, Butters MA, Marron M, Begley A, Szanto K, Aombrovski, Mulsant B, Lenze E, Reynolds CF.  Trajectories of Suicidal Ideation in Depressed Older Adults Undergoing Antidepressant Treatment. J Psychiatr Res. 2016; 73(2):96-101.
 6.  *Zhao Q, Zmuda JM, Kuipers AL, Jonnalagadda P, Bunker CH, Patrick AL, YOUK AO, Miljkovic I. Greater Skeletal Muscle Fat Infiltration is associated with Higher All-Cause Mortality among Men of African Ancestry. Age and Ageing. 2016. In Press.
7.  Rogal SS, Arnold RA, Chapko MK, Hanusa BV, YOUK A, Switzer GE, Sevick MA, Bayliss NK, Zook CL, Chidi A, Obrosky DS, and Zickmund SL.  The Patient-Provider Relationship is Associated with Hepatitis C Treatment Eligibility: A Prospective Mixed-Methods Cohort Study.  PlosOne, 2016; 11(2):e0148596.
 8.  Keerthy D, YOUK AO, Srinath A, Malas N, Holland J, Bujoreanu S, Keljo D, Bousvaros A, Demaso D, Szigethy E.  Effect of Psychotherapy on Healthcare Utilization in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Depression.  JPGN, 2016.  In press.
9.  *Ye L, YOUK AO, Sereika, SM, Anderson SJ, Burke LE. A Three-step Estimation Procedure Using Local Polynomial Smoothing for Inconsistently Sampled Longitudinal Data. Stat Med, 2016, In press.
10.  *Chinman M, McCarthy S, Mitchell-Miland C, Daniels K, YOUK A, Edelen M. Early stages of development of a Peer Specialist fidelity measure. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal 2016.  In press.
* published with a student







Ada O Youk
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