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Dr Yanzhong Wang

Biographical details

Yanzhong Wang has been a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at King’s College London since 2009. He obtained his PhD in statistics from University of Glasgow in 2004. He worked at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities between 2004 and 2009 on cancer genomics, large epidemiological studies and clinical trials. Since at King's he's been teaching medical statistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate (MPH, PhD) levels and is a module leader for Master in Public Health. He leads high-impact research on epidemiology and prognostication of stroke (Daily Mail, Telegraph, Guardian). He also leads statistics consultancy service at King’s College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at King's. In 2014, he worked as an expert statistician on ‘the Chantler Review’, an independent review led by Sir Cyril Chantler, to advise UK government on legislation on plain packaging of cigarettes. He is statistical editor/advisor for both PLOS Medicine and Thorax.

Management roles

  • Director of statistics consultancy
  • Co-lead of training and development committee

Editorial activity

PLoS Medicine (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Referee)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Thorax (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Editor)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Participation in conference

European Stroke Organisation Conference 2018, Gothenburg, May 2018

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
16 May 201818 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

European Stroke Organisation Conference 2017, Prague, May 2017

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
15 May 201718 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

European Stroke Organisation Conference 2016, Barcelona, May 2016

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
9 May 201612 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

European Stroke Organisation Conference, Glasgow, April 2015

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
17 Apr 201519 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

35th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), Vienna, August, 2014

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
24 Aug 201428 Aug 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

23rd European Stroke Conference, Nice, May 2014

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
5 May 20149 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

34th Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), Munich, August 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
25 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

22nd European Stroke Conference, London, May 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
28 May 201331 May 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

36th Annual Conference of Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI), Glasgow, May 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
12 May 201315 May 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

33rd Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB), Bergen, August 2012

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
19 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

21th European Stroke Conference, Lisbon, May 2012

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
22 May 201225 May 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

20th European Stroke Conference, Hamburg, May 2011.

Yanzhong Wang (Participant)
24 May 201127 May 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

COMPSTAT’2008: International Conference on Computational Statistics, Porto, August 2008.

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

3rd IASC world conference on Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Limassol, Cyprus, 2005.

Yanzhong Wang (Speaker)
28 Oct 200531 Oct 2005

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Member of the European Stroke Organisation

Yanzhong Wang (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

External reviewer for NIHR HTA programme

Yanzhong Wang (Reviewer)
2014 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

NIHR statistical reviewer

Yanzhong Wang (Reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

External reviewer for NIHR EME programme

Yanzhong Wang (Reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

External reviewer for Scottish Clinical Academic Training Fellowship

Yanzhong Wang (Reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Southwark News: Strokes have dropped by over 40% in south London

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
13 Oct 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Sky News: Number of people having strokes falls by 43%

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
5 Oct 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

iNews: Number of people having strokes has dropped by more than 40% since 2000

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
5 Oct 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC News: Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
20 May 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

ITV News: New cigarettes packaging rules come into force

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
19 May 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC News: Tobacco firms lose plain packaging appeal

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
30 Nov 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC News: Cigarette plain packs to 'go global'

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
31 May 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

The Independent: Tobacco companies file lawsuits against UK Government over plain packaging laws

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
22 May 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC News: MPs back standardised cigarette packaging

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
11 Mar 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

BBC News: Government to move ahead with standardised cigarette packets

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
3 Apr 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

The Guardian: Stroke rate has fallen by 40% since 1995, study finds

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
12 Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Daily Telegraph: Cholesterol and blood pressure drugs help to cut strokes by 40%

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
12 Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Daily Mail front page: Wonder drugs cut toll of strokes by 40%

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
12 Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

ITV News: Stroke rates are falling, 12 Oct 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

London Evening Standard: Stroke rates falling, 12 Oct 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Press Association: Stroke rates falling, 12 Oct 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Interviewee)
Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Daily Mirror: Statins help a 40% decline in UK strokes, 12 Oct 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Daily Mail: Strokes in under 64s soar by 25% in 20 years, 24 Oct 2013

Yanzhong Wang (Contributor)
Oct 2013

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Publication peer-review

PLoS Medicine (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Journal of Epidemiology (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Stroke (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Circulation (Baltimore) (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Neuroepidemiology (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

International Journal Of Stroke (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

BMJ Open (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2013 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

PLoS ONE (Journal)

Yanzhong Wang (Peer reviewer)
2012 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

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