Faculty Profile

Dr. Cuiling Wang, Ph.D.

Cuiling Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Associate Professor, The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Professional Interests

Dr. Wang’s primary research interests include statistical methods for designing and analyzing longitudinal studies with missing data, mediation analysis and survival analysis.  Missing data is a major source of bias in long-term longitudinal studies, especially aging studies. Dr. Wang has been working on statistical approaches to eliminate or reduce the bias in the estimation of cognitive decline, mobility decline and incidence of dementia in aging studies. She collaborates on studies in aging, mobility, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, obstetrics & gynecology, autism, and multiple sclerosis.

Selected Publications

Wang, C. and Paik, M.C. (2006). Efficiencies of methods dealing with missing covariates in regression analysis, Statistica Sinica 16, 1169-1192.

Preuss, T., Osei-Bonsu, P.E., Weiss, S.A., Wang, C., and Faber, D.S. (2006). Neural representation of object approach in a decision-making motor circuit, Journal of Neuroscience 26, 3454-3464.

Verghese, J., Wang, C., Lipton, R., Holtzer R. and Xue, X (2007). Quantitative gait dysfunction and risk of cognitive decline and dementia, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 78, 929-935.

Banks, E., Chudnoff, S., Karmin, I., Wang, C. and Pardanani, S.(2007). Does a surgical simulator improve resident operative performance of laparoscopic tubal ligation? The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 197, 541.e1-541.e5.

Verghese, J., Wang, C., Xue, X. and Holtzer, R. (2008). Self reported difficulty in climbing up or down stairs in nondisabled elderly, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 89, 100-104.

Wildman, R., Mancuso, P., Wang, C., Kim, M., Scherer, P.E. and Sowers, M.S. (2008). Adipocytokine and ghrelin levels in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors in women at mid-life: longitudinal associations. International Journal of Obesity 32, 740-748.

Verghese, J., Robbins, M., Holtzer, R., Zimmerman, M., Wang, C., Xue, X. and Lipton, R. (2008). Gait dysfunction in mild cognitive impairment syndromes, Journal of the American Geriatric Society 56, 1244-1251.

Holtzer, R., Verghese, J., Wang, C., Hall, C. and Liption, R. (2008). Within person across neuropsychological domain variability predicts incident dementia, Journal of the American Medical Association 300, 823-830.

Goldman, S., Wang, C., Salgado, M.W., Greene, P.E., Kim, M. and Rapin, I. (2009). Motor stereotypies in preschool children with autism and other developmental disorders, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 51, 30-38.

Verghese, J., Wang, C., Katz, M., Sanders, A. and Lipton, R. (2009). Leisure activities and risk of vascular cognitive impairment in older adults, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology 22, 110-118.

Paik, M.C. and Wang, C. (2009). Handling missing data by deleting completely observed records, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 139, 2341-2350.

Verghese, J., Holtzer, R., Lipton, R. and Wang, C. (2009). Quantitative gait markers and incident fall risk in older adults, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 64, 896-901.

Rajpathak, S.N., Freiberg, M.S., Wang, C., Wylie-Rosett, J., Wildman, R.P., Rohan, T.E., Robinson, J.G., Liu, S. and Wassertheil-Smoller, S. (2009). Alcohol consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women with diabetes: Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. European Journal of Nutrition 49, 211-218.

Verghese, J., Ambrose, A.F., Lipton, R.B. and Wang, C. (2010). Neurological gait abnormalities and risk of falls in older adults. Journal of Neurology 257, 392-398.

Rolita, L., Holtzer, R., Wang, C., Derby, C., Lipton, R.B. and Verghese, J. (2010). Homocysteine and mobility decline in older adults. Journal of American Geriatrics Society 58, 545-550.

Wang, C. and Hall, C.B. (2010): Correction of bias from non-random missing longitudinal data using auxiliary information. Statistics in Medicine 29, 671-679.

Sanders, A.E., Wang, C., Katz, M., Derby, C.A., Barzilai, N., Ozelius, L. and Liption, R.B (2010). Association of a functional polymorphism in the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) gene with memory decline and incidence of dementia. Journal of the American Medical association 303, 150-158.

Lipton, R.B., Hirsch, J., Katz, M.J. , Wang, C., Sanders, A.E., Verghess, J., Barzilai, N. and Derby, C. (2010). Exceptional parental longevity associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease and memory decline Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 58, 1043-1049.

San-Luciano, M., Lipton, R., Wang, C., Katz, M., Zimmerman, M., Ozelius, L.J., Bressman, S.B., and Sauders-Pullman, R. (2010). LRRK2 G2019S Expression in the Elderly. Movement Disorder 25, 2536-2541.

Saunders-Pullman, R., Stanley, K., Brüggemann, N., Raymond, D., San Luciano, M., Wang, C., Klein, C., Lubarr, N., Ozelius, L., Bressman, S.B. and Hagenah, J. (2010). Substantia nigra hyperechogenicity in DYT6 dystonia: a pilot study. Parkinsonism & Related Disorder 16, 420-422.

Wang, C. and Paik, M.C. (2011). A weighting approach for GEE analysis with missing data. Communication in Statistics—Theory and Methods 40, 2397-2411.

Verghese, J., Holtzer, R., Oh-Park, M., Derby, C., Lipton, R. and Wang, C. (2011). Inflammatory markers and gait speed decline in older adults. Journal of Gerontology, Series A, Biology science and medical science 66, 1083-1089.

Saunders-Pullman, R., Stanley, K., Wang, C., San Luciano, M., Shanker, V., Hunt, A., Severt, L., Raymond, D., Ozelius, L.J., Lipton, R.B. and Bressman, S.B. (2011). Olfactory dysfunction in LRRK2 G2019S mutation carriers. Neurology 77, 319-324.

Ramratan, W.S., Rabin, L.A., Wang, C., Zimmerman, M.E., Katz, M.J., Lipton, R.B. and Buschke, H. (2012). Level of recall, retrieval speed and variability on the cued-recall retrival speed task (CRRST) in individuals with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 18, 1-9.

Holtzer, R., Wang, C. and Verghese, J. (2011). The relationship between attention and gait in aging: facts and fallacies. Motor Control 16, 64-80.

Wang, C., Hall, C.B., and Kim, M. (2012). A comparison of power analysis methods for evaluating effects of a predictor on slopes in longitudinal designs with missing data. Statistical Methods in Medical Research (in press).

Verghese, J., Holtzer, R., Lipton, R.B. and Wang, C. (2012). High-Sensitivity C-reactive Protein and mobility disability in older adults. Age and Aging 41, 541-545.

Rabin, L., Wang, C., Katz, M.J., Derby, C.A., Buschke, H. and Lipton, R.B. (2012). Predicting Alzheimer's disease: neuropsychological tests, self reports, and informant reports of cognitive difficulties. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 60, 1128-1134.

Mahoney, J.R., Verghese, J., Dumas, K., Wang, C. and Holtzer, R. (2012). The effect of multisensory cues on attention in aging. Brain Research (in press).

Holtzer, R., Lipton, R.B., Wang, C. and Verghese, J. (2012). The relationship between executive functions episodic memory and gait speed decline in aging defined in the context of cognitive reserve. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (in press).

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