Yingwei Yao

Yingwei Yao, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Department: Biobehavioral Nursing Science
Business Phone: (352) 273-6524
Business Email: y.yao@ufl.edu

About Yingwei Yao

SERVICE

Dr. Yao is a biostatistical reviewer for the Cancer Prevention and Control Subcommittee of the Cancer Center’s Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee.

RESEARCH

Dr. Yao’s research interests include:Statistical analysis, including statistical inference, regression, multi-level modeling, longitudinal analysis, study design and power analysisMachine learning, including clustering, classification, decision tree, splines, kernel methods, and various other supervised and unsupervised learning techniques

Research Profile

Dr. Yao has expertise in study design, power analysis, including longitudinal analysis and missing data processing; machine learning, including dimensionality reduction, model estimation, selection, validation, and testing.

Publications

2021
Exploring Associations Between Metabolites and Symptoms of Fatigue, Depression and Pain in Women With Fibromyalgia.
Biological research for nursing. 23(1):119-126 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800420941109. [PMID] 32677448.
2021
Pain, symptom distress, and pain barriers by age among patients with cancer receiving hospice care: Comparison of baseline data.
Journal of geriatric oncology. 12(7):1068-1075 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.04.008. [PMID] 33967022.
2021
Prevalence, Predictors and Correlates of Religious and Spiritual Struggles in Palliative Cancer Patients
Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 62(3):E139-E147 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.024. [PMID] 33984462.
2021
Reflections of Healthcare Experiences of African Americans With Sickle Cell Disease or Cancer: A Qualitative Study
Cancer Nursing. 44(1):E53-E61 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000750.
2020
A QST-based Pain Phenotype in Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: Sensitivity and Specificity of Quality Descriptors.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 20(2):168-178 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12841. [PMID] 31553824.
2020
A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Controlled Trial: Effects of eHealth Interventions for Pain Control Among Adults With Cancer in Hospice.
Journal of pain and symptom management. 59(3):626-636 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.10.028. [PMID] 31711969.
2020
Double-blinding of an acupuncture randomized controlled trial optimized with clinical translational science award resources.
Clinical trials (London, England). 17(5):545-551 [DOI] 10.1177/1740774520934910. [PMID] 32650673.
2020
Elderly Medication Adherence Intervention Using the My Interventional Drug-Eluting Stent Educational App: Multisite Randomized Feasibility Trial.
JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 8(6) [DOI] 10.2196/15900. [PMID] 32579120.
2020
Global Metabolomics in Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients Discordant for Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease.
Biology of blood and marrow transplantation : journal of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 26(10):1803-1810 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.06.014. [PMID] 32592859.
2020
Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Seriously Ill African Americans With Sickle Cell Disease in Longitudinal Studies: Respectful Engagement and Persistence.
The American journal of hospice & palliative care. 37(2):123-128 [DOI] 10.1177/1049909119868657. [PMID] 31394904.
2020
Metabolomic Differentials in Women With and Without Fibromyalgia.
Clinical and translational science. 13(1):67-77 [DOI] 10.1111/cts.12679. [PMID] 31411365.
2020
Neuropathic Pain Screening: Construct Validity in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease.
Western journal of nursing research. 42(2):125-130 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945919836446. [PMID] 30900520.
2020
Patients and Caregivers Rate the PAINReportIt Wireless Internet-Enabled Tablet as a Method for Reporting Pain During End-of-Life Cancer Care
Cancer Nursing. 43(5):419-424 [DOI] 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000743.
2020
Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase gene polymorphisms associate with crisis pain in sickle cell disease patients.
Pharmacogenomics. 21(4):269-278 [DOI] 10.2217/pgs-2019-0096. [PMID] 32162598.
2020
Randomized clinical trial of computerized PAINRelieveItĀ® for patients with sickle cell disease: PAINReportItĀ® and PAINUCopeĀ®.
Patient education and counseling. 103(1):136-144 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pec.2019.08.021. [PMID] 31451364.
2020
Randomized Pilot Study: A Mobile Technology-based Self-management Intervention for Sickle Cell Pain.
Western journal of nursing research. 42(8):629-639 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945919878821. [PMID] 31583977.
2020
S100B single nucleotide polymorphisms exhibit sex-specific associations with chronic pain in sickle cell disease in a largely African-American cohort.
PloS one. 15(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0232721. [PMID] 32379790.
2020
Sensitivities to Thermal and Mechanical Stimuli: Adults With Sickle Cell Disease Compared to Healthy, Pain-Free African American Controls.
The journal of pain. 21(9-10):957-967 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.11.002. [PMID] 31733363.
2019
An examination of the coverage of the SNOMED CT coded nursing problem list subset.
JAMIA open. 2(3):386-391 [DOI] 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz023. [PMID] 31984371.
2019
Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphisms and Haplotypes Associate With Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease.
Frontiers in pharmacology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fphar.2019.00084. [PMID] 30837870.
2019
Pain Quality by Location in Outpatients with Cancer.
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 20(5):425-431 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.04.007. [PMID] 31160180.
2019
Relationship of Pain Quality Descriptors and Quantitative Sensory Testing Sickle Cell Disease
Nursing Research. 68(5):365-373 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000375.
2019
Sensory pain characteristics of vulvodynia and their association with nociceptive and neuropathic pain: an online survey pilot study
Pain reports. 4(2) [DOI] 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000713. [PMID] 31041417.
2019
Thermal and mechanical quantitative sensory testing values among healthy African American adults.
Journal of pain research. 12:2511-2527 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S211855. [PMID] 31496792.
2019
Vasopressin SNP pain factors and stress in sickle cell disease.
PloS one. 14(11) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0224886. [PMID] 31710639.
2018
A Shovel-Ready Solution to Fill the Nursing Data Gap in the Interdisciplinary Clinical Picture.
International journal of nursing knowledge. 29(1):49-58 [DOI] 10.1111/2047-3095.12168. [PMID] 28093877.
2018
Acceptability of Clinical Decision Support Interface Prototypes for a Nursing Electronic Health Record to Facilitate Supportive Care Outcomes
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. 29(4):242-252 [DOI] 10.1111/2047-3095.12178. [PMID] 28926204.
2018
Differences in Sensory Pain, Expectation, and Satisfaction Reported By Outpatients With Cancer or Sickle Cell Disease
Pain Management Nursing. 19(4):322-332 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2017.11.010. [PMID] 29501359.
2018
Dignity Impact As a Primary Outcome Measure for Dignity Therapy
The American Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Care. 35(11):1417-1420 [DOI] 10.1177/1049909118777987. [PMID] 29793345.
2018
Genetic variants of GCH1 associate with chronic and acute crisis pain in African Americans with sickle cell disease.
Experimental Hematology. 66:42-49 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exphem.2018.07.004. [PMID] 30031848.
2018
Glucocorticoid receptor single nucleotide polymorphisms are associated with acute crisis pain in sickle cell disease.
Pharmacogenomics. 19(13):1003-1011 [DOI] 10.2217/pgs-2018-0064. [PMID] 30079801.
2018
Opioid doses and acute care utilization outcomes for adults with sickle cell disease: ED versus acute care unit.
The American journal of emergency medicine. 36(1):88-92 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.07.037. [PMID] 28802541.
2018
Pilot Study of Metabolomics and Psychoneurological Symptoms in Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer
Biological Research for Nursing. 20(2, SI):227-236 [DOI] 10.1177/1099800417747411. [PMID] 29258398.
2018
Transient Receptor Potential Polymorphism and Haplotype Associate With Crisis Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Pharmacogenomics. 19(5):401-411 [DOI] 10.2217/pgs-2017-0198. [PMID] 29620434.
2017
Coping with Pain in the Face of Healthcare Injustice in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 19(6):1449-1456 [DOI] 10.1007/s10903-016-0432-0. [PMID] 27215766.
2017
Evidence of Progress in Making Nursing Practice Visible Using Standardized Nursing Data: a Systematic Review.
AMIA … Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium. 2017:1205-1214 [PMID] 29854189.
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2017
Implementing the Painrelieveit Randomized Controlled Trial in Hospice Care: Mechanisms for Success and Meeting Pcori Methodology Standards
Western Journal of Nursing Research. 39(7):924-941 [DOI] 10.1177/0193945916668328.
2017
Management of Sickle Cell Pain Using Pregabalin: A Pilot Study
Pain Management Nursing. 18(6):391-400 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pmn.2017.07.003. [PMID] 28843636.
2017
Outcomes for End-Of-Life Patients With Anticipatory Grieving: Insights From Practice With Standardized Nursing Terminologies Within An Interoperable Internet-Based Electronic Health Record
Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 19(3):223-231 [DOI] 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000333.
2017
Toward Meaningful Care Plan Clinical Decision Support Feasibility and Effects of a Simulated Pilot Study
Nursing Research. 66(5):388-398 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000234. [PMID] 28858147.
2016
Caregivers’ Perspectives on Oral Health Problems of End-Of-Life Cancer Patients
Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 24(11):4769-4777 [DOI] 10.1007/s00520-016-3328-6. [PMID] 27358170.
2016
IL1A rs1800587 associates with chronic noncrisis pain in sickle cell disease.
Pharmacogenomics. 17(18):1999-2006 [PMID] 27883292.
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2016
Nurses’ Numeracy and Graphical Literacy: Informing Studies of Clinical Decision Support Interfaces.
Journal of nursing care quality. 31(2):124-30 [DOI] 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000149. [PMID] 26323050.
2016
Patient-Centered Tablet Application for Improving Medication Adherence After a Drug-Eluting Stent
Frontiers in public health. 4 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00272. [PMID] 28018897.
2016
Safety and Utility of Quantitative Sensory Testing Among Adults With Sickle Cell Disease: Indicators of Neuropathic Pain?
Pain Practice. 16(3):282-293 [DOI] 10.1111/papr.12279. [PMID] 25581383.
2016
Toward understanding family-related characteristics of young adults with sickle-cell disease or sickle-cell trait in the USA.
Journal of clinical nursing. 25(11-12):1587-97 [DOI] 10.1111/jocn.13144. [PMID] 26970444.
2015
Nurse Continuity and Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Comparative Analysis Using an Electronic Health Record “Big Data” Set.
Nursing research. 64(5):361-71 [DOI] 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000112. [PMID] 26325278.
2015
Predictive Modeling for Comfortable Death Outcome Using Electronic Health Records.
Proceedings. IEEE International Congress on Big Data. 2015:409-415 [PMID] 27500278.
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2015
Prevalence of pain-related single nucleotide polymorphisms in patients of African origin with sickle cell disease
Pharmacogenomics. 16(16):1795-806 [DOI] 10.2217/pgs.15.126. [PMID] 26555434.
2015
Proposing a New Conceptual Model and An Exemplar Measure Using Health Information Technology to Examine the Impact of Relational Nurse Continuity on Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers
Advances in Nursing Science. 38(3):241-251 [DOI] 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000081. [PMID] 26244480.

Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Dignity Therapy for Older Cancer Patients: Identifying Mechanisms and Moderators
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
CHOICES for Sickle Cell Reproductive Health: RCT of a Preconception Intervention Model for a Single Gene Disorder
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI
May 2021 ACTIVE
Harmonizing and Integrating Nursing Data into Multidisciplinary Datasets to Evaluate Hospital Care and Readmissions of Older Adults with Alzheimers Disease and Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
A Stress and Pain Self-management m-Health App for Adult Outpatients with Sickle Cell Disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Mar 2020 ACTIVE
Metabolomic Signature of PN Symptoms in Breast Cancer Over the First Year of Treatment and Survivorship
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Tailored Clinical Decision Support Formats Designed to Improve Palliative Care for Cancer and Chronically Ill Patients: A Pre-Clinical Test
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Apr 2019 – Mar 2021
Advancing Interdisciplinary Science of Aging through Identification of Iatrogenic Complications: The UF EHR Clinical Data Infrastructure for Enhanced Patient Safety among the Elderly (UF-ECLIPSE)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
2/3 Florida-California Cancer Research, Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2017 – Mar 2021
Evaluating the Tablet-based Turkish-PAINReportIt for Assessing Pain of Lung Cancer Patients Post Thoracotomy in TURKEY
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Dignity Therapy RCT led by Nurses or Chaplains for Elderly Cancer Outpatients
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Feb 2015 – May 2019
PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF CHRONIC PAIN IN ADULTS WITHSICKLE CELL DISEASE
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN via NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI

Education

Ph.D. – Electrical Engineering (Statistical Signal/data Analysis)
2002 · Princeton University
Master of Science – Electronics
1997 · Beijing University
Bachelor of Science – Electronics
1994 · Beijing University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2017-2018
NGR7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2017-2018
NGR7979 Advanced Research

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-6524
Emails:
Business:
y.yao@ufl.edu