Areas of Expertise:
- Molecular cancer epidemiology
- Cancer genomics and molecular biology
- Data analysis and data quality assessment for population-level data
Yao is interested in using population-level real world evidence to support/conduct cancer research and promote public health. Yao has been focused working on: (1) Managing projects on data acquisition from genomic and genetic testing companies, develop analysis plan and conduct data analysis; (2) Conducting pilot studies investigating associations between tumor genomics and clinical outcome within SEER-linked Virtual Tissue Repository program; (3) Conducting analysis for data audits and quality improvement projects. She is also one of the committee team members for evaluating requests from outside researchers and releasing SEER data.