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 services research

Regression modelling
Occupational & 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

BIOS 2099 Biostatistics Capstone

Selected Publications

  1. 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.
  2. ***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.
  3. *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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Hausmann LRM, YOUK A, Kwoh CK, Gallagher RM, Weiner DK, Vina ER, Obrosky DS, Mauro GT, McInnes S, Ibrahim SA. Effect of a positive psychological intervention on pain and functional difficulty among adults with osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2018; 1(5):e182533. 
  7. ***Frederick AN, Pardo AD, Schmiedt CW, Hinson WD, YOUK AO, Urie BK.  Functional thyroid tumors in dogs, outcome with surgical excision alone, 27 cases  (2005-2015). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2018.  In press.
  8. Rogal SS, Beste L, YOUK A, Fine MJ, Ketterer B, Zhang H, Leipertz S, Chartier M, Good CB, Kraemer K, Chinman M, Gellad W. Characteristics of Opioid Prescriptions to Veterans with Cirrhosis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2018.  doi: https://
  9. Vina ER, Hausmann LRM, Obrosky DS, YOUK A, Ibrahim SA, Weiner DK, Gallagher RM, Kwoh CK. Social & Psychological Factors Associated with Oral Analgesic Use in Knee Osteoarthritis Management. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 2019.  pii: S1063-4584(19)30036-6. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.01.010. [Epub ahead of print].
  10. Arya S, Varley P, YOUK A, Borrebach J, Perez S, Massarweh NN, Johanning JM, Hall DE.  Recalibration and External Validation of the Risk Analysis Index:  A Surgical Frailty Assessment. Annals of Surgery, 2019. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003276. [Epub ahead of print].
  11. ***Michelotti KP, YOUK A, Payne JT, Anderson J. Outcomes of Dogs With Recurrent Idiopathic Pericardial Effusion Treated with a Three Port Right Sided Thoracoscopic Subtotal Pericardectomy.  Veterinary Surgery, 2019.  doi: 10.1111/vsu.13223. [Epub ahead of print].

* published with a student

** published with a Biostatistics advisee

*** published with a fellow



Ada O Youk