Fengxia Yan, MD, MS

Fengxia Yan, MD, MS 

Associate Professor

Community Health & Preventive Medicine

Location: Multidisciplinary Research Center
Phone: (404)752-1153
E-mail: fyan@msm.edu


Qingdao University Medical College
Doctor of Medicine

Quingdao University Medical College
Degree: Master of Science in Human Histology and Embryology

Georgia State University
Degree: Master of Science in Biostatistics

Qingdao University Medical College
Degree: BA

Research Interests

  • Provide statistical support
  • Explore different study designs to different research
  • Apply statistical methods to solve research questions
  • Apply machine learning method to explore the health outcomes


  • Yuni Choi, David R. Jacobs Jr., Michael Patrick Bancks, Cora E. Lewis, EunSeok Cha, Fengxia Yan, Mercedes R Carnethon, Pamela J. Schreiner, Daniel A. Duprez. Association of AHA’s Cardiovascular Health Score with early-and later-onset of diabetes and with subsequent vascular complications following diabetes development. J Am Heart Assoc. 2023 Jan 3;12(1):e027558.
  • Mills K, Yan F, et.al. Virtually Serving the Underserved: Resident Perceptions of Telemedicine Use While Training During COVID-19. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2022 Mar Vol. 28, No. 3
  • Cha E, Pasquel FJ, Yan F, Jacobs DR Jr, Dunbar SB, Umpierrez G, Choi Y, Shikany JM, Bancks MP, Reis JP, Spezia Faulkner M. Characteristics associated with early- vs. later-onset adult diabetes: The CARDIA study.  Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2021 Dec; 182:109144. 
  • Leak-Johnson T, Yan F, Daniels P. What the Jackson Heart Study Has Taught Us About Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in the African American Community: a 20-year Appreciation. Curr Diab Rep. 2021 Sep 8;21(10):39.
  • Dickinson-Copeland CM, Immergluck L, Britez M, Yan F, Geng R, Li C. Increased Risk of Sub-Clinical Blood Lead Levels in the 20-County Metro Atlanta, Georgia Area—A Laboratory Surveillance-Based Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 May 13;18(10):5163
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Honors and Awards

  • Natural Science Prize, Shandong Province Science Foundation Committee, 2005  
  • Teaching Reform Award in Theory and Experiment of Histology and Embryology, Qingdao University Medical College, 2006    
  • Outstanding Graduate, Mathematics and Statistics Department, Georgia State University, 2010