Jian’an provides statistical support, training and consultancy to all researchers in the Epidemiology Unit. He works closely with other members of the statistics team and scientists in the Epidemiology Unit, leading many of the analyses of genetics data within the unit, as well as contributing to various genetics research consortia and peer-reviewed publications. He is also involved in methodological and computational developments in statistical genetics, in particular developing Stata commands which enable Epidemiology Unit scientists to perform their own analyses of genetics data.
Jian’an studied Applied Mathematics (Statistics) at Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). After university he joined Beijing Medical University (Beijing University Health Science Centre) doing research and teaching in biomathematics and biostatistics. Jian’an was trained in Medical Statistics at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1994, and received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Plymouth in 1998. Jian’an held a research associate position in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge between 1998 and 2004, and joined the MRC Epidemiology Unit in 2004. His research interest is in general statistics, statistical and genetic epidemiology.