Publication

You can find the lab’s ten selected methodological papers below. The lab’s publications are also listed below by year, where the blockquoted ones are methodological papers and others are interdisciplinary papers. In all of these papers, lab members are bolded, and * indicates senior or corresponding author. The full publication list is also available from Dr. Zhao’s Google Scholar.

Ten Selected Methodological Papers

[1] Feng, H., Ning, Y. and Zhao, J. (2021+). Nonregular and minimax estimation of individualized thresholds in high dimension with binary responses. Annals of Statistics. Revised and Resubmitted.

[2] Zhao, J.* and Ma, Y. (2021+). A versatile estimation procedure without estimating the nonignorable missingness mechanism. Journal of the American Statistical Association. In Press.

[3] Fang, F., Zhao, J., Ahmed, S.E. and Qu, A. (2021+). A weak-signal-assisted procedure for variable selection and statistical inference with an informative subsample. Biometrics. In Press.

[4] Zhou, Z., Zhao, J.* and Bisson, L. (2020). Estimation of data adaptive minimal clinically important difference with a nonconvex optimization procedure. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 29: 879–893.

[5] Han, P., Kong, L., Zhao, J. and Zhou, X. (2019). A general framework for quantile estimation with incomplete data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology). 81: 305–333.

[6] Zhao, J.* and Ma, Y. (2018). Optimal pseudolikelihood estimation in the analysis of multivariate missing data with nonignorable nonresponse. Biometrika. 105: 479–486.

[7] Zhang, H., Liu, D., Zhao, J. and Bi, X. (2018). Modeling hybrid traits for comorbidity and genetic studies of alcohol and nicotine co-dependence. Annals of Applied Statistics. 12: 2359–2378.

[8] Zhao, J.*, Yang, Y. and Ning, Y. (2018). Penalized pairwise pseudo likelihood for variable selection with nonignorable missing data. Statistica Sinica. 28: 2125–2148.

[9] Zhao, J.* (2017). Reducing bias for maximum approximate conditional likelihood estimator with general missing data mechanism. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. 29: 577–593.

[10] Zhao, J. and Shao, J. (2015). Semiparametric pseudo-likelihoods in generalized linear models with nonignorable missing data. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 110: 1577–1590.

Publications By Year

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2021 and after

[47] Zhou, Z., Bisson, L. and Zhao, J.* (2021+). Assessing clinical importance in randomized controlled trials.

[46] Li, M., Ma, Y. and Zhao, J.* (2021+). Efficient estimation in a partially specified nonignorable propensity score model.

[45] Feng, H., Ning, Y. and Zhao, J. (2021+). Nonregular and minimax estimation of individualized thresholds in high dimension with binary responses. Annals of Statistics. Revised and Resubmitted.

[44] Zhao, J.* and Ma, Y. (2021+). A versatile estimation procedure without estimating the nonignorable missingness mechanism. Journal of the American Statistical Association. In Press.

[43] Fang, F., Zhao, J., Ahmed, S.E. and Qu, A. (2021+). A weak-signal-assisted procedure for variable selection and statistical inference with an informative subsample. Biometrics. In Press.

[42] Bisson, L., Kluczynski, M., Wind, W., Fineberg, M., Bernas, G., Rauh, M., Marzo, J., Scrivens, B., Connaughton, A., Zhou, Z. and Zhao, J. (2021+). Patient outcomes and degenerative joint disease at 5 years after observation versus debridement of unstable chondral lesions during partial meniscectomy: the chondral lesions and meniscus procedures (ChAMP) randomized controlled trial. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Revised and Resubmitted.

[41] Myneni, A., Giovino G., Millen, A., LaMonte, M., Wactawski-Wende J., Neuhouser, M., Zhao, J., Shikany, J. and Mu, L. (2021+). Indices of diet quality and risk of lung cancer in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Journal of Nutrition. In Press.

[40] Gannon, E., Higham, D., Gardner, B., Nan, N., Zhao, J. and Bisson, L. (2021+). Changes in neuromuscular status across a season of professional men’s ice hockey. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In Press.

[39] Gordon, J., LaMonte, M., Zhao, J., Genco, R., Cimato, T., Hovey, K. and Wactawski-Wende, J. (2021+). Association between serum inflammatory biomarkers and incident hypertension among postmenopausal women in the Buffalo OsteoPerio study. Journal of Human Hypertension. In Press.

2020

[38] Zhou, Z., Zhao, J.* and Bisson, L. (2020). Estimation of data adaptive minimal clinically important difference with a nonconvex optimization procedure. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 29: 879–893.

[37] Zhao, J.* and Chen, C. (2020). A nuisance-free inference procedure accounting for the unknown missingness with application to electronic health records. Entropy. 22: 1154.

[36] Yang, Y., Zhao, J.*, Wilding, G., Kluczynski, M. and Bisson, L. (2020). Stability enhanced variable selection for a semiparametric model with flexible missingness mechanism and its application to the ChAMP study. Journal of Applied Statistics. 47: 827–843.

[35] Zhou, Z., Zhao, J.* and Kluczynski, M. (2020). Interval estimation for minimal clinically important difference and its classification error via a bootstrap scheme. Statistical Theory and Related Fields. 4:135–145.

[34] Matthews, J., Wang, J., Zhao, J., Kluczynski, M. and Bisson, L. (2020). The influence of suture materials on the biomechanical behavior of suture-meniscal specimens: a comparative study in a porcine model. Knee Surgery & Related Research. 32: 42.

[33] Dighe, S., Zhao, J., Steffen, L., Mares, J., Meuer, S., Klein, B., Klein, R. and Millen, A. (2020). Diet patterns and the incidence of age-related macular degeneration in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 104: 1070–1076.

[32] Jacobs, D., Ochs-Balcom, H., Noyes, E., Zhao, J., Murphy, T., Sethi, S. and Pu, C. (2020). Impact of pseudomonas aeruginosa isolation on mortality and outcomes in an outpatient COPD cohort. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 7: ofz546.

2019

[31] Han, P., Kong, L., Zhao, J. and Zhou, X. (2019). A general framework for quantile estimation with incomplete data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series B (Statistical Methodology). 81: 305–333.

[30] Zhao, J.* and Chen, C. (2019). Estimators based on unconventional likelihoods with nonignorable missing data and its application to a children’s mental health study. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. 31: 911–931.

[29] Gordon, J., LaMonte, M., Genco, R., Zhao, J., Li, L., Hovey, K., Tsompana, M., Buck, M., Andrews, C., McSkimming, D., Zheng, W., Sun, Y. and Wactawski-Wende, J. (2019). Is the oral microbiome associated with blood pressure in older women?. High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention. 26: 217–225.

[28] Bisson, L., Phillips, P., Matthews, J., Zhou, Z., Zhao, J., Wind, W., Fineberg, M., Bernas, G., Rauh, M., Marzo, J. and Kluczynski, M. (2019). Association between bone marrow lesions, chondral lesions, and pain in patients without radiographic evidence of degenerative joint disease who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 7: 2325967119830381.

[27] Sharma, S., Wactawski-Wende, J., LaMonte, M., Zhao, J., Slade, G., Bair, E., Greenspan, J., Fillingim, R., Maixner, W. and Ohrbach, R. (2019). Incident injury is strongly associated with subsequent incident temporomandibular disorder: Results from the OPPERA study. Pain. 160: 1551–1661.

[26] Touban, B., Pavlesen, S., Smoak, J., Sayegh, M.,Wang, J., Zhao, J. and Anders, M. (2019). Decreased lean psoas cross-sectional area is associated with increased 1-year all-cause mortality in male elderly orthopaedic trauma patients. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 33: e1–e7.

2018

[25] Zhao, J.* and Ma, Y. (2018). Optimal pseudolikelihood estimation in the analysis of multivariate missing data with nonignorable nonresponse. Biometrika. 105: 479–486.

[24] Zhang, H., Liu, D., Zhao, J. and Bi, X. (2018). Modeling hybrid traits for comorbidity and genetic studies of alcohol and nicotine co-dependence. Annals of Applied Statistics. 12: 2359–2378.

[23] Zhao, J.*, Yang, Y. and Ning, Y. (2018). Penalized pairwise pseudo likelihood for variable selection with nonignorable missing data. Statistica Sinica. 28: 2125–2148.

[22] Fang, F., Zhao, J. and Shao, J. (2018). Imputation-based adjusted score equations in generalized linear models with nonignorable missing covariate values. Statistica Sinica. 28: 1677–1701.

[21] Chen, C., Zhao, J.*, Miecznikowski, J. and Markatou, M. (2018). A comparison of high-dimensional variable selection methods with missing covariates in a prostate cancer study. Communications in Statistics – Case Studies, Data Analysis and Applications. 4: 82–95.

[20] Zhao, J.* (2018). Statistical methods without estimating the missingness mechanism: A discussion of “Statistical inference for nonignorable missing data problems: A selective review” by Niansheng Tang and Yuanyuan Ju. Statistical Theory and Related Fields. 2: 143–145. [invited discussion]

[19] Gordon, J., LaMonte, M., Zhao, J., Genco, R., Cimato, T., Hovey, K., Allison, M., Mouton, C. and Wactawski-Wende, J. (2018). Association of periodontal disease and edentulism with hypertension risk in postmenopausal women. American Journal of Hypertension. 32: 193–201.

[18] Gordon, J., LaMonte, M., Genco, R., Zhao, J., Cimato, T., Hovey, K. and Wactawski-Wende J. (2018). Association of clinical measures of periodontal disease with blood pressure and hypertension among postmenopausal women. Journal of Periodontology. 89: 1193–1202.

[17] Banack, H., Genco, R., LaMonte, M., Millen, A., Buck, M., Sun, Y., Andrews, C., Hovey, K., Tsompana, M., McSkimming, D., Zhao, J., and Wactawski-Wende, J. for the OsteoPerio Study Group. (2018). Cohort profile: the Buffalo OsteoPerio Microbiome Prospective Cohort Study. BMJ Open. 8: e024263.

[16] Jacobs, D., Ochs-Balcom, H., Zhao, J., Murphy, T. and Sethi, S. (2018). Lower airway bacterial colonization patterns and species-specific interactions in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 56: e00330-18.

[15] Jacobs, D., Noyes, E., Zhao, J., Gibson, W., Murphy, T., Sethi, S. and Ochs-Balcom, H. (2018). Early hospital readmissions after an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the nationwide readmissions database. Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 15: 837–845.

[14] Bisson, L., Kluczynski, M., Wind, W., Fineberg, M., Bernas, G., Rauh, M., Marzo, J., Zhou, Z. and Zhao, J. (2018). How does the presence of unstable chondral lesions affect patient outcomes after partial meniscectomy?: the chondral lesions and meniscus procedures (ChAMP) randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 46: 590–597.

2017

[13] Zhao, J.* (2017). Reducing bias for maximum approximate conditional likelihood estimator with general missing data mechanism. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics. 29: 577–593.

[12] Zhao, J. and Shao, J. (2017). Approximate conditional likelihood for generalized linear models with general missing data mechanism. Journal of System Science and Complexity. 30: 139–153.

[11] Xu, J., Shan, G., Amei, A., Zhao, J., Young, D, and Clark, S. (2017). A modified Friedman test for randomized complete block designs. Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation. 46: 1508–1519.

[10] Zhao, J.* and Yang, Y. (2017). Tuning parameter selection in the LASSO with unspecified propensity. In New Advances in Statistics and Data Science, Springer, pp. 109–125. [refereed book chapter]

[9] Kluczynski, M., Marzo, J., Wind, W., Fineberg, M., Bernas, G., Rauh, M., Zhou, Z., Zhao, J. and Bisson, L. (2017). The effect of body mass index on clinical outcomes in patients without radiographic evidence of degenerative joint disease after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Arthroscopy-The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 33: 2054–2063.

[8] Sheppard, A., Chen, G., Manohar, S., Ding, D., Hu, B., Sun, W., Zhao, J. and Salvi, R. (2017). Prolonged low-level noise-induced plasticity in the peripheral and central auditory system of rats. Neuroscience. 359: 159–171.

[7] Bisson, L., Kluczynski, M., Wind, W., Fineberg, M., Bernas, G., Rauh, M., Marzo, J., Zhou, Z. and Zhao, J. (2017). Patient outcomes after debridement of unstable chondral lesions during partial meniscectomy: the chondral lesions and meniscus procedures (ChAMP) randomized controlled trial. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 99: 1078–1085.

[6] Meaney, C., Beccari, M., Yang, Y. and Zhao, J. (2017). Systematic review and metaanalysis of patiromer and sodium zirconium cyclosilicate: a new armamentarium for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Pharmacotherapy. 37: 401–411.

2016 and before

[5] Zhao, J. and Zhang, H. (2016). Modeling multiple responses via bootstrapping margins with an application to genetic association testing. Statistics and Its Interface. 9: 47–56.

[4] Zhao, J. and Shao, J. (2015). Semiparametric pseudo-likelihoods in generalized linear models with nonignorable missing data. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 110: 1577–1590.

[3] Zhao, J.*, Cook, R. and Wu, C. (2015). Multiple imputation for the analysis of incomplete compound variables. Canadian Journal of Statistics. 43: 240–264.

[2] Shao, J. and Zhao, J. (2013). Estimation in longitudinal studies with nonignorable dropout. Statistics and Its Interface. 6: 303–313.

[1] Shao, J., Zhang, S., Zhao, J. and Chiang, A. (2012). Multiple testing for a combination drug with two study endpoints. Statistics in Medicine. 31: 1779–1790.