Yen-Yi Ho, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Yen-Yi Ho

Contact Info

Office Address:
Mayo A460

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 303
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Member, Biostatistics Core, Masonic Cancer Center (MCC)

PhD, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, 2009

MS, Epidemiology, National Taiwan University, 2001

BS, Medical Technology; Public Health, National Taiwan University, 1999


My general research interests include computational biology, statistical genetics and statistical consulting. I am particularly interested in developing statistical methods for analyzing genetic data generated by high-throughput technologies, and gene pathway/network enrichment analysis. Through collaboration, I am involved in a wide range of research topics such as: frailty in older women, health disparities, smoking cessation, genetic mechanisms for cancer and chemotherapy response, and genetic etiology for differential malaria responses. 


Methods, chronic diseases, genomics


Research Funding Grants

  • UMN OVPR, "Integrating Somatic Mutation and Gene Expression Data to Identify Active Driver Pathways Associated with Cancer Survival," Principal Investigator


Select Recent Publications

  • Wang L., Liu S., Ding Y., Ho Y.-Y., Yuan S.-S., Tseng G.C. (2017) Meta-
    analytic framework for liquid association. Bioinformatics. 2017 Mar 11. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btx138.
  • Abbott K, Ho Y.-Y., Erickson J. (2016) Automatic Health Record Review to
    Identify Gravely Ill Social Security Disability Applicants. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jan 20. pii: ocw159. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw159.
  • Ho Y.-Y.*, Vo T.N.*, Chu H., LeSage M.G., Luo X., Le C.T. (2016) A Bayesian
    hierarchical model for demand curve analysis. *These authors contribute equally to this paper. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 
  • Ho Y.-Y., LaRue R.S., Timothy T. Starr, Largaespada D.A. (2016) Case-oriented pathways analysis in pancreatic adenocarcinoma using data from a
    sleeping beauty transposon mutagenesis screen. BMC Medical Genomics 9, 16.