Dr Jing Kang
- Position: Lecturer in Biostatistics
- Areas of expertise: Statistics; Medical statistics; Public health; Epidemiology; Data Science; Complex statistical modelling; Study design; Clinical trials; Machine learning
- Email: J.Kang@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 7.13 St James Wellcome Trust Brenner Building
- Website: ORCID
Dr Jing Kang PhD
Primary research theme: Statistics and Epidemiology
Jing Kang obtained BSc Honours in Mathematics from Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong in 2005 and a PhD in Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry from Warwick University in 2010.
She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Babraham Institute, Cambridge from 2010-2011 working on computational molecular biology and high through-put next generation sequence analysis. She is currently a Lecturer in Biostatistics at the University of Leeds School of Dentistry.
She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and is a referee for several peer reviewed journals. She is actively applying for research grants, seeking for more research collaborations and has published several papers in high-profile peer-reviewed international journals. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students and is currently leading one postgraduate module and co-supervises postgraduate students.
Oral Biology Research Areas
Statistical modelling of oral health and dental data
Association between oral health and comorbidity of other diseases
Experimental design and clinical trial design
Epidemiology and public health
European Union (Co-I) 2015-19 ADVOCATE (Added Value for Oral Care) £1.7m
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Trust (Co-I) 2012-13 Regenerative endodontic technique for the management of immature permanent teeth with necrotic root canal systems
Current Postgraduate Research Degree Supervision
Claire Rooney (MSc, 2013-15. Co-supervisor).\n Has the introduction of orthodontic therapists affected treatment outcome?
Zynab Jawad (MSc, 2013-15. Co-supervisor). Can Dental Registrants use the Index of Orthodontic Need Accurately? Pardeep Saini (MSc, 2014-16. Co-supervisor).
Effectiveness of interdental toothbrushes in patients with fixed braces. \n Amal Albalooshy (Integrated PhD, 2014 - . Co-supervisor), A retrospective analysis of outcomes of premolar autotransplant teeth in LDI.
Ahmed Albariqi (Professor Doc, 2016 - Co-supervisor ), A study into the effectiveness of fluoridated milk in the prevention of dental erosion using an in vitro pH cycling.
Scot Smith (PhD. To start in Sep 2017. Co-supervisor).
Key Research Collaborations
Professor Jianfeng Feng's group of Computational Biology, Warwick University: Researching imaging genetics and causality network
Professor Jennifer Kirkham, Leeds Dental Institute, University of Leeds: Researching stem cell phenotype during differentiation process
Undergraduate teaching on clinical statistics and postgraduate teaching on statistical methods
Warwick Institute of Advanced Early Study Career Fellowship 2009-10
Warwick Postgraduate Research Fellowship, University of Warwick 2005-08
- Module lead
- Royal Society of Statistics