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Molin Wang, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Phone: (617) 432-1412


stmow@channing.harvard.edu

Molin Wang, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

I am interested in statistical and epidemiological methods, focusing on methods for analyses and designs of epidemiological studies. I have actively conducted methodological research in several biostatistical areas, including methods for the adjustment of estimates of exposure effects for measurement error, misclassification and mis-calibration, methods for evaluating etiologic heterogeneity among disease subtypes, and methods for cost-effectiveness assessment.

Publications

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  • Lan T, Park Y, Colditz GA, Liu J, Wang M, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Sutcliffe S. Adolescent Plant Product Intake in Relation to Later Prostate Cancer Risk and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. J Nutr 2021. PubMed
  • Song R, Petimar J, Wang M, Tabung FK, Song M, Liu L, Lee DH, Giovannucci EL, Zhang X, Smith-Warner SA. Adherence to the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research cancer prevention recommendations and colorectal cancer survival. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021. PubMed
  • Ugai T, Väyrynen JP, Haruki K, Akimoto N, Lau MC, Zhong R, Kishikawa J, Väyrynen SA, Zhao M, Fujiyoshi K, Costa AD, Borowsky J, Arima K, Guerriero JL, Fuchs CS, Zhang X, Song M, Wang M, Giannakis M, Meyerhardt JA, Nowak JA, Ogino S. Smoking and Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Subclassified by Tumor-Associated Macrophage Infiltrates. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2021. PubMed
  • Zoltick ES, Smith-Warner SA, Yuan C, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Chan AT, Ng K, Ogino S, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci EL, Wu K. Sugar-sweetened beverage, artificially sweetened beverage and sugar intake and colorectal cancer survival. Br J Cancer 2021. PubMed
  • Kim H, Lipsyc-Sharf M, Zong X, Wang X, Hur J, Song M, Wang M, Smith-Warner SA, Fuchs C, Ogino S, Wu K, Chan AT, Cao Y, Ng K, Giovannucci EL. Total Vitamin D Intake and Risks of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer and Precursors. Gastroenterology 2021. PubMed
  • Cheng C, Sloan A, Wang M. Statistical methods for analysis of combined biomarker data from multiple nested case-control studies. 2021. PubMed
  • Lan T, Park Y, Colditz GA, Liu J, Sinha R, Wang M, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Sutcliffe S. Adolescent animal product intake in relation to later prostate cancer risk and mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Br J Cancer 2021. PubMed
  • Samanic CM, Cote DJ, Creed JH, Stampfer MJ, Wang M, Smith-Warner SA, Egan KM. Prospective study of sleep duration and glioma risk. Cancer Causes Control 2021. PubMed
  • Wu Y, Huang R, Wang M, Bernstein L, Bethea TN, Chen C, Chen Y, Eliassen AH, Freedman ND, Gaudet MM, Gierach GL, Giles GG, Krogh V, Larsson SC, Liao LM, McCullough ML, Miller AB, Milne RL, Monroe KR, Neuhouser ML, Palmer JR, Prizment A, Reynolds P, Robien K, Rohan TE, Sandin S, Sawada N, Sieri S, Sinha R, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Tsugane S, van den Brandt PA, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Wilkens LR, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Ziegler RG, Smith-Warner SA. Dairy foods, calcium, and risk of breast cancer overall and for subtypes defined by estrogen receptor status: a pooled analysis of 21 cohort studies. Am J Clin Nutr 2021. PubMed
  • Yue Y, Creed JH, Cote DJ, Stampfer MJ, Wang M, Midttun Ø, McCann A, Ueland PM, Furtado J, Egan KM, Smith-Warner SA. Pre-diagnostic circulating concentrations of fat-soluble vitamins and risk of glioma in three cohort studies. Sci Rep 2021; 11:9318. PubMed
  • Yuan C, Zhang X, Babic A, Morales-Oyarvide V, Zhang Y, Smith-Warner SA, Wu K, Wang M, Wolpin BM, Meyerardt JA, Chan AT, Hu FB, Fuchs CS, Ogino S, Giovannucci EL, Ng K. Pre-existing type 2 diabetes and survival among patients with colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2021. PubMed
  • Wang L, He X, Ugai T, Haruki K, Lo CH, Hang D, Akimoto N, Fujiyoshi K, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Zhang X, Wu K, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL, Ogino S, Song M. Risk Factors and Incidence of Colorectal Cancer According to Major Molecular Subtypes. JNCI Cancer Spectr 2021; 5:pkaa089. PubMed
  • Nevo D, Ogino S, Wang M. Reflection on modern methods: causal inference considerations for heterogeneous disease etiology. Int J Epidemiol 2021. PubMed
  • Cote DJ, Smith-Warner SA, Creed JH, Furtado J, Gerke T, Wang M, Kim Y, Stampfer MJ, Egan KM. Circulating lipids and glioma risk: results from the UK Biobank, Nurses' Health Study, and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Cancer Causes Control 2021. PubMed
  • Ugai T, Zhao M, Shimizu T, Akimoto N, Shi S, Takashima Y, Zhong R, Lau MC, Haruki K, Arima K, Fujiyoshi K, Langworthy B, Masugi Y, da Silva A, Nosho K, Baba Y, Song M, Chan AT, Wang M, Meyerhardt JA, Giannakis M, Väyrynen JP, Nowak JA, Ogino S. Association of mutation and PTEN loss with expression of CD274 (PD-L1) in colorectal carcinoma. Oncoimmunology 2021; 10:1956173. PubMed
  • van den Brandt PA, Ziegler RG, Wang M, Hou T, Li R, Adami HO, Agnoli C, Bernstein L, Buring JE, Chen Y, Connor AE, Eliassen AH, Genkinger JM, Gierach G, Giles GG, Goodman GG, Håkansson N, Krogh V, Le Marchand L, Lee IM, Liao LM, Martinez ME, Miller AB, Milne RL, Neuhouser ML, Patel AV, Prizment A, Robien K, Rohan TE, Sawada N, Schouten LJ, Sinha R, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Teras LR, Tsugane S, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, White KK, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Smith-Warner SA. Body size and weight change over adulthood and risk of breast cancer by menopausal and hormone receptor status: a pooled analysis of 20 prospective cohort studies. Eur J Epidemiol 2021; 36:37-55. PubMed
  • Ugai T, Haruki K, Väyrynen JP, Zhong R, Borowsky J, Fujiyoshi K, Lau MC, Zhao M, Akimoto N, Chang TW, Kishikawa J, Arima K, Shi SS, Gu S, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Giannakis M, Zhang X, Song M, Meyerhardt JA, Wang M, Nowak JA, Ogino S. Coffee Intake and Colorectal Cancer Incidence According to T-Cell Response. JNCI Cancer Spectr 2021; 4:pkaa068. PubMed
  • Lan T, Park Y, Colditz GA, Liu J, Wang M, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Sutcliffe S. Adolescent dairy product and calcium intake in relation to later prostate cancer risk and mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Cancer Causes Control 2020; 31:891-904. PubMed
  • Hu Y, Zhang X, Ma Y, Yuan C, Wang M, Wu K, Tabung FK, Tobias D, Hu FB, Giovannucci E, Song M. Incident Type 2 Diabetes Duration and Cancer Risk: A Prospective Study in Two US Cohorts. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2020. PubMed
  • Yuan C, Song M, Zhang Y, Wolpin BM, Meyerhardt JA, Ogino S, Hollis BW, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Wu K, Wang M, Smith-Warner SA, Giovannucci EL, Ng K. Prediagnostic Circulating Concentrations of Vitamin D Binding Protein and Survival among Patients with Colorectal Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2020. PubMed
  • Lin BM, Wang M, Stankovic KM, Eavey R, McKenna MJ, Curhan GC, Curhan SG. Cigarette Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and Risk of Hearing Loss in Women. Am J Med 2020. PubMed
  • Wang L, Lo CH, He X, Hang D, Wang M, Wu K, Chan AT, Ogino S, Giovannucci EL, Song M. Risk Factor Profiles Differ for Cancers of Different Regions of the Colorectum. Gastroenterology 2020. PubMed
  • Li Y, Schoufour J, Wang DD, Dhana K, Pan A, Liu X, Song M, Liu G, Shin HJ, Sun Q, Al-Shaar L, Wang M, Rimm EB, Hertzmark E, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Franco OH, Hu FB. Healthy lifestyle and life expectancy free of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: prospective cohort study. BMJ 2020; 368:l6669. PubMed
  • McGee EE, Kim CH, Wang M, Spiegelman D, Stover DG, Heng YJ, Collins LC, Baker GM, Farvid MS, Schedin P, Jindal S, Tamimi RM, Eliassen AH. Erythrocyte membrane fatty acids and breast cancer risk by tumor tissue expression of immuno-inflammatory markers and fatty acid synthase: a nested case-control study. Breast Cancer Res 2020; 22:78. PubMed
  • Teras LR, Patel AV, Wang M, Yaun SS, Anderson K, Brathwaite R, Caan BJ, Chen Y, Connor AE, Eliassen AH, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Genkinger JM, Giles GG, Lee IM, Milne RL, Robien K, Sawada N, Sesso HD, Stampfer MJ, Tamimi RM, Thomson CA, Tsugane S, Visvanathan K, Willett WC, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Smith-Warner SA. Sustained weight loss and risk of breast cancer in women ≥50 years: a pooled analysis of prospective data. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2019. PubMed
  • Sloan A, Smith-Warner SA, Ziegler RG, Wang M. Statistical methods for biomarker data pooled from multiple nested case-control studies. Biostatistics 2019. PubMed
  • Wu Y, Hankinson SE, Smith-Warner SA, Wang M, Eliassen AH. Flavonoid Intake and Plasma Sex Steroid Hormones, Prolactin, and Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin in Premenopausal Women. Nutrients 2019. PubMed
  • Shi Y, Liu L, Hamada T, Nowak JA, Giannakis M, Ma Y, Song M, Nevo D, Kosumi K, Gu M, Kim SA, Morikawa T, Wu K, Sui J, Papantoniou K, Wang M, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Schernhammer ES, Nishihara R, Zhang X. Night-Shift Work Duration and Risk of Colorectal Cancer According to and Expression. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2019. PubMed
  • Downer MK, Kenfield SA, Stampfer MJ, Wilson KM, Dickerman BA, Giovannucci EL, Rimm EB, Wang M, Mucci LA, Willett WC, Chan JM, Van Blarigan EL. Alcohol Intake and Risk of Lethal Prostate Cancer in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. J Clin Oncol 2019; 37:1499-1511. PubMed
  • Campbell PT, Ambrosone CB, Nishihara R, Aerts HJWL, Bondy M, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M, Giannakis M, Golden JA, Heng YJ, Kip NS, Koshiol J, Liu XS, Lopes-Ramos CM, Mucci LA, Nowak JA, Phipps AI, Quackenbush J, Schoen RE, Sholl LM, Tamimi RM, Wang M, Weijenberg MP, Wu CJ, Wu K, Yao S, Yu KH, Zhang X, Rebbeck TR, Ogino S. Proceedings of the fourth international molecular pathological epidemiology (MPE) meeting. Cancer Causes Control 2019. PubMed
  • Keum N, Liu L, Hamada T, Qian ZR, Nowak JA, Cao Y, da Silva A, Kosumi K, Song M, Nevo D, Wang M, Chan AT, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Wu K, Ogino S, Nishihara R, Zhang X. Calcium intake and colon cancer risk subtypes by tumor molecular characteristics. Cancer Causes Control 2019. PubMed
  • Yang W, Liu L, Keum N, Qian ZR, Nowak JA, Hamada T, Song M, Cao Y, Nosho K, Smith-Warner SA, Zhang S, Masugi Y, Ng K, Kosumi K, Ma Y, Garrett WS, Wang M, Nan H, Giannakis M, Meyerhardt JA, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Nishihara R, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Ogino S, Zhang X. Calcium intake and risk of colorectal cancer according to tumor infiltrating T cells. Cancer Prev Res (Phila Pa) 2019. PubMed
  • Sloan A, Song Y, Gail MH, Betensky R, Rosner B, Ziegler RG, Smith-Warner SA, Wang M. Design and analysis considerations for combining data from multiple biomarker studies. Stat Med 2018. PubMed
  • Yang W, Ma Y, Smith-Warner SA, Song M, Wu K, Wang M, Chan AT, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Poylin V, Ng K, Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci EL, Zhang X. Calcium intake and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis. Clin Cancer Res 2018. PubMed
  • Song M, Wu K, Meyerhardt JA, Yilmaz O, Wang M, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Low-Carbohydrate Diet Score and Macronutrient Intake in Relation to Survival After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis. JNCI Cancer Spectr 2019; 2:pky077. PubMed
  • Wang W, Fung TT, Wang M, Smith-Warner SA, Giovannucci EL, Tabung FK. Association of the Insulinemic Potential of Diet and Lifestyle With Risk of Digestive System Cancers in Men and Women. JNCI Cancer Spectr 2019; 2:pky080. PubMed
  • Nevo D, Hamada T, Ogino S, Wang M. A novel calibration framework for survival analysis when a binary covariate is measured at sparse time points. Biostatistics 2018. PubMed
  • Hamada T, Nowak JA, Masugi Y, Drew DA, Song M, Cao Y, Kosumi K, Mima K, Twombly TS, Liu L, Shi Y, da Silva A, Gu M, Li W, Nosho K, Keum N, Giannakis M, Meyerhardt JA, Wu K, Wang M, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS, Nishihara R, Zhang X, Ogino S. Smoking and Risk of Colorectal Cancer Sub-Classified by Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2018. PubMed
  • McCullough ML, Zoltick ES, Weinstein SJ, Fedirko V, Wang M, Cook NR, Eliassen AH, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Agnoli C, Albanes D, Barnett MJ, Buring JE, Campbell PT, Clendenen TV, Freedman ND, Gapstur SM, Giovannucci EL, Goodman GG, Haiman CA, Ho GYF, Horst RL, Hou T, Huang WY, Jenab M, Jones ME, Joshu CE, Krogh V, Lee IM, Lee JE, Männistö S, Le Marchand L, Mondul AM, Neuhouser ML, Platz EA, Purdue MP, Riboli E, Robsahm TE, Rohan TE, Sasazuki S, Schoemaker MJ, Sieri S, Stampfer MJ, Swerdlow AJ, Thomson CA, Tretli S, Tsugane S, Ursin G, Visvanathan K, White KK, Wu K, Yaun SS, Zhang X, Willett WC, Gail MH, Ziegler RG, Smith-Warner SA. Circulating Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer Risk: An International Pooling Project of 17 Cohorts. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2018. PubMed
  • Liu L, Tabung FK, Zhang X, Nowak JA, Qian ZR, Hamada T, Nevo D, Bullman S, Mima K, Kosumi K, da Silva A, Song M, Cao Y, Twombly TS, Shi Y, Liu H, Gu M, Koh H, Li W, Du C, Chen Y, Li C, Li W, Mehta RS, Wu K, Wang M, Kostic AD, Giannakis M, Garrett WS, Hutthenhower C, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Nishihara R, Ogino S, Giovannucci EL. Diets That Promote Colon Inflammation Associate With Risk of Colorectal Carcinomas That Contain Fusobacterium nucleatum. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018. PubMed
  • Aschard H, Spiegelman D, Laville V, Kraft P, Wang M. A test for gene-environment interaction in the presence of measurement error in the environmental variable. Genet Epidemiol 2018; 42:250-264. PubMed
  • Spiegelman D, Khudyakov P, Wang M, Vanderweele TJ. Evaluating Public Health Interventions: 7. Let the Subject Matter Choose the Effect Measure: Ratio, Difference, or Something Else Entirely. Am J Public Health 2018; 108:73-76. PubMed
  • Liu L, Nevo D, Nishihara R, Cao Y, Song M, Twombly TS, Chan AT, Giovannucci EL, VanderWeele TJ, Wang M, Ogino S. Utility of inverse probability weighting in molecular pathological epidemiology. Eur J Epidemiol 2018. PubMed
  • Song M, Wu K, Meyerhardt JA, Ogino S, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Fiber Intake and Survival After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis. JAMA Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • Goldstein LJ, Zhao F, Wang M, Swaby RF, Sparano JA, Meropol NJ, Bhalla KN, Pellegrino CM, Katherine Alpaugh R, Falkson CI, Klein P, Sledge GW. A Phase I/II study of suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with advanced metastatic and/or local chest wall recurrent HER2-amplified breast cancer: a trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ( Breast Cancer Res Treat 2017; 165:375-382. PubMed
  • Liu L, Nishihara R, Qian ZR, Tabung FK, Nevo D, Zhang X, Song M, Cao Y, Mima K, Masugi Y, Shi Y, da Silva A, Twombly T, Gu M, Li W, Hamada T, Kosumi K, Inamura K, Nowak JA, Drew DA, Lochhead P, Nosho K, Wu K, Wang M, Garrett WS, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Ogino S. Association Between Inflammatory Diet Pattern and Risk of Colorectal Carcinoma Subtypes Classified by Immune Responses to Tumor. Gastroenterology 2017. PubMed
  • Momen-Heravi F, Masugi Y, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Liu L, Smith-Warner SA, Keum N, Zhang L, Tchrakian N, Nowak JA, Yang W, Ma Y, Bowden M, da Silva A, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Zhang X. Tumor expression of calcium sensing receptor and colorectal cancer survival: Results from the nurses' health study and health professionals follow-up study. Int. J. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Nevo D, Nishihara R, Ogino S, Wang M. The competing risks Cox model with auxiliary case covariates under weaker missing-at-random cause of failure. Lifetime Data Analysis 2017. PubMed
  • Nevo D, Zucker DM, Tamimi RM, Wang M. Accounting for measurement error in biomarker data and misclassification of subtypes in the analysis of tumor data. Stat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Gail MH, Wu J, Wang M, Yaun SS, Cook NR, Eliassen AH, McCullough ML, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Smith-Warner SA, Ziegler RG, Carroll RJ. Calibration and seasonal adjustment for matched case-control studies of vitamin D and cancer. Stat Med 2016; 35:2133-48. PubMed
  • Wang M, Liao X, Laden F, Spiegelman D. Quantifying risk over the life course - latency, age-related susceptibility, and other time-varying exposure metrics. Stat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Wang M, Spiegelman D, Kuchiba A, Lochhead P, Kim S, Chan AT, Poole EM, Tamimi R, Tworoger SS, Giovannucci E, Rosner B, Ogino S. Statistical methods for studying disease subtype heterogeneity. Stat Med 2015. PubMed
  • Wang M, Kuchiba A, Ogino S. A Meta-Regression Method for Studying Etiological Heterogeneity Across Disease Subtypes Classified by Multiple Biomarkers. Am J Epidemiol 2015. PubMed
  • Wang M, Liao X, Spiegelman D. Can efficiency be gained by correcting for misclassification? Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 2013. PubMed
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