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Aihua Liu, Ph.D.

Right after finishing my Ph.D study, I joined the Verglas Project as a statistician. Mainly my work is to manage data, analyze data, interpret results, and involve in writing manuscripts. Be doing this, I work with my supervisors and colleagues in the project together to investigate the influence of prenatal stress on the physical growth, functioning, cognitive development, and behavior of the children exposed to such stress.

My first post-secondary education was completed at Beijing Medical University in China, where I received a bachelor degree of medicine with a focus on preventive medicine. Motivated by the desire to improve myself and my career, I came to McGill University to start my Master study in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and then a Ph.D study in the same department. During my Ph.D study, I had been focusing on the methodological issues of testing and estimating interactions.

Contact Information:

Psychosocial Research Division
Douglas Institute Research Centre
McGill University, Dept. of Psychiatry
Perry Pavilion, 3rd. Floor
6875 LaSalle Blvd.
Verdun (Montréal), QC
H4H 1R3 CANADA
Telephone: 514-761-6131 ext. 2556
 

Publications

  1. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. When are interaction estimates confounded? Submitted to Epidemiology and is currently undergoing the 2nd review
  2. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Impact of mis-modeling non-linear exposure-risk relationships on interaction estimation and testing. In preparation.
  3. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Is the impact of cigarette smoking on lung cancer risk different between males and females – evidence from a case-control study in Montreal?  In preparation.
  4. Fikretoglu D, Liu A. Prevalence, correlates, and clinical features of delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder in a nationally representative military sample. Soc Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2011
  5. Richardson JD, Fikretoglu D, Liu A, McIntosh D. Aripiprazole Augmentation in the Treatment of Military-Related PTSD with Major Depression: a retrospective chart review. BMC Psychiatry 2011, 11:86
  6. Brenner K, St-Hilaire A, Liu A, Laplante DP, King S. Cortisol response and coping style predict quality of life in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research 2011;128(1-3):23-9.
  7. Caron J, Liu A. Factors associated with psychological distress in the Canadian population: a comparison of low-income and non low-income sub-groups. Community Mental Health Journal. 2011;47(3):318-330.
  8. Guertin JR, Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Cohen DJ, Ismail S, LeLorier J, Brophy JM, Rinfret S. Willingness to pay to eliminate the risk of restenosis following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; A contingent valuation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2011;4(1):46-52.
  9. Nowakowska D, Guertin JR, Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Lelorier J, Lespérance F, Brophy JM, Rinfret S. Analysis of willingness to pay for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. American Journal of Cardiology. 2011;107(3):423-7.
  10. Caron J, Liu A. A descriptive study of the prevalence of psychological distress and mental disorders in the Canadian population: comparison between low-income and non-low-income populations. Chronic Diseases in Canada. 2010; 30(3):85-95.
  11. Dobkin P.L, Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Ionescu-Ittu R, Bernatsky S, Goldberger A, Baron M. Predictors of disability and pain six months after the end of treatment for fibromyalgia. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2010; 26:23-29.
  12. Fikretoglu D, Liu A, Pedlar D, Brunet A. Patterns and predictors of treatment delay for mental disorders in a nationally representative, active Canadian military sample. Medical Care. 2010;48(1):10-17.
  13. Taussky D, Delouya G, Lefebvre F, Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Bahary JP, Donath D. Association between erectile function and lower urinary tract symptoms in patients treated with permanent seed prostate brachytherapy. Canadian Journal of Urology. 2010;17(4):5259-64.
  14. Brenner K, Liu A, Laplante D.P, Lupien S, Pruessner J.C, Ciampi A, Joober R, King S. Cortisol response to a psychosocial stressor in schizophrenia: blunted, delayed, or normal? Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2009;34:859-868.
  15. Fikretoglu D, Elhai J.D, Liu A, Richardson J.D, Pedlar D.J. Predictors of likelihood and intensity of past-year mental health service use in an active Canadian military sample. Psychiatric Services. 2009;60:358-366.
  16. Taussky D, Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Leger-Belanger E, Bahary J-P, Beauchemin M-C, Nguyen T.V, Donath D, Saad F. Factors influencing treatment decisions in patients with low risk prostate cancer referred to a brachytherapy clinic. The Canadian Journal of Urology. 2008;15(6):4415-4420.
  17. Liu A, Wang C, Gu Y, et al. The side effect and serological effect of Adult-type Tetanus-Diphtheria Combined Vaccine. Chinese Journal of Vaccines and Immunization. 2000-6(3):145-147.
  18. Liu A, Gu Y, Sun M, et al. Investigation on vaccine rate of immigrant children in Beijing. Chinese Journal of Vaccines and Immunization. 2000-6(5):263-266.

 Conference presentations

  1. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Impact of mis-modeling non-linear exposure-risk relationships on interaction estimation and testing. 32th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Ottawa, Aug 22-25, 2011. (Oral presentation)
  2. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. When are interaction estimates in logistic regression confounded? The 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, June 21-24, 2011. (Oral presentation)
  3. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Methodological challenges in testing and estimating interactions with multi-dimensional exposures. Society of Epidemiology Research (SER) 2010 meeting. Seattle, June 23-26, 2010. (Poster presentation)
  4. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Impact of unmeasured confounding on interaction testing and estimation – a simulation study. 2009 Annual GENESIS (Gender and Sex Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease: from Bench to Beyond) Conference, Montreal, February 26-27, 2009. (Oral presentation)
  5. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Testing interaction with aggregate index of multi-dimensional exposure. 29th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 17 – 21, 2008. (Oral presentation)
  6. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Selected methodological issues in testing and estimating interactions with multi-dimensional exposures. 2007 Annual GENESIS (Gender and Sex Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease: from Bench to Beyond) Conference, Montreal, March 8-9, 2007. (Oral presentation)
  7. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Testing and estimating interactions with multi-dimensional exposures: A simulation study. 10th CRCHUM (Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center) student annual conference. Montreal, December 18, 2007. (Oral presentation)
  8. Liu A, Abrahamowicz M, Siemiatycki J. Testing and estimating interactions with multi-dimensional exposures: A simulation study. 28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Alexandroupolis, Greece, July-August 2007. (Oral presentation)
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