Yutaka Yasui, PhD
Yutaka Yasui, PhD

Yutaka Yasui, PhD

Member, St. Jude Faculty



BEng - School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
- School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Honors & Awards

  • 2005-2015  Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods, Canada Research Chair Program
  • 2006-2013  Health Senior Scholar Award, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
  • 2012-2013  Killam Annual Professor Award, Research, Teaching and Service, University of Alberta
  • 2007, 2009  Teaching Award of Excellence, Public Health Sciences Student Association, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • 1995  A.M.T.R.A. (Advising, Mentoring, and Teaching Recognition Award) from The Student Assembly, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  •  1994  Faculty Award (for excellence in teaching/advising) from Student Coordinating Committee,   Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Statistical Learning from Large Biological Data

Current Research

Selected Publications

Turcotte LM, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Arnold MA, Hammond S, Howell RM, Smith SA, Weathers RE, Henderson TO, Gibson TM, Leisenring W, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Neglia JP. Temporal Trends in Treatment and Subsequent Neoplasm Risk Among 5-Year Survivors of Childhood Cancer, 1970-2015. JAMA Feb 28;317(8):814-824, 2017. PMID: 28245323.

Zhi S, Li Q, Yasui Y, Banting G, Edge TA, Topp E, McAllister TA, Neumann NF. An evaluation of logic regression-based biomarker discovery across multiple intergenic regions for predicting host specificity in Escherichia coli. Mol Phylogenet Evol Oct;103:133-42, 2016. PMID: 27431906.

Bhakta N, Liu Q, Yeo F, Baassiri M, Ehrhardt MJ, Srivastava DK, Metzger ML, Krasin MJ, Ness KK, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison LL. Cumulative burden of cardiovascular morbidity in paediatric, adolescent, and young adult survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma: an analysis from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. Lancet Oncol Sep;17(9):1325-34, 2016. PMID: 27470081.

Fisher S, Yasui Y, Dabbs K, Winget M. Using Multilevel Models to Explain Variation in Clinical Practice: Surgeon Volume and the Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol Jun;23(6):1845-51, 2016. PMID: 26842490.

Armstrong GT, Chen Y, Yasui Y, Leisenring W, Gibson TM, Mertens AC, Stovall M, Oeffinger KC, Bhatia S, Krull KR, Nathan PC, Neglia JP, Green DM, Hudson MM, Robison LL. Reduction in Late Mortality among 5-Year Survivors of Childhood Cancer. N Engl J Med Mar 3;374(9):833-42, 2016.

Wang L, Bhatia S, Gomez SL, Yasui Y. Differential inequality trends over time in survival among U.S. children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia by race/ethnicity, age at diagnosis, and sex. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev Nov;24(11):1781-8, 2015. PMID: 26377194.

Sharafeldin N, Slattery ML, Liu Q, Franco-Villalobos C, Caan BJ, Potter JD, Yasui Y. A Candidate-Pathway Approach to Identify Gene-Environment Interactions: Analyses of Colon Cancer Risk and Survival. J Natl Cancer Inst Sep;107(9), 2015. PMID: 26072521.

Dong H, Robison LL, Leisenring WM, Martin LJ, Armstrong GT, Yasui Y. Estimating the burden of recurrent events in the presence of competing risks: The method of mean cumulative count. Am J Epidemiol 181(7):532-540, 2015. PMCID: PMC4371763

Chow EJ, Chen Y, Kremer LC, Breslow NE, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Border WL, Feijen EA, Green DM, Meacham LR, Meeske KA, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC, Sklar CA, Stovall M, van der Pal HJ, Weathers RE, Robison LL, Yasui Y. Individual prediction of heart failure among childhood cancer survivors. J Clin Oncol 33(5):394-402, 2015. PMID: 25287823

Wang L, Mohammad SH, Chaiyasirinroje B, Li Q, Rienthong S, Rienthong D, Nedsuwan S, Mahasirimongkol S, Yasui Y. Evaluating the Auto-MODS assay, a novel tool for tuberculosis diagnosis for use in resource-limited settings. J Clin Microbiol 53(1):172-178, 2015. PMID: 25378569

Last update: July 2017