Positions

Overview

  • I am an associate professor in the department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After working as a statistician/epidemiologist, I have accumulated more than 10 years of experience in the study design, analysis, and methodological development using a variety of data system, including electronic medical records, Medicare, Medicaid, SEER, commercial administrative data, and patient surveys. At the same time, I have established strong collaboration with experts on a variety of projects. With a focus on chronic disease, such as osteoporosis, cancer and auto-immune diseases, my current work is mainly related to comparative effectiveness research, pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and patient reported outcomes.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Risk for Serious Infection With Low-Dose Glucocorticoids in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis : A Cohort StudyAnnals of Internal Medicine.  173:870-878. 2020
    2020 Incidence of venous and arterial thromboembolic events reported in the tofacitinib rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis development programmes and from real-world dataAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  79:1400-1413. 2020
    2020 Human papillomavirus vaccination schedule: Adherence among commercially insured adolescents and young adults in the United States, 2011-2017American Journal of Public Health.  110:385-390. 2020
    2016 Comparative effects of biologics on cardiovascular risk among older patients with rheumatoid arthritisAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  75:1813-1818. 2016
    2016 Real-world comparative risks of herpes virus infections in tofacitinib and biologic-treated patients with rheumatoid arthritisAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  75:1843-1847. 2016
    2015 Risk of hospitalised infection in rheumatoid arthritis patients receiving biologics following a previous infection while on treatment with anti-TNF therapyAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases.  74:1065-1071. 2015
    2014 Declines in coronary heart disease incidence and mortality among middle-aged adults with and without diabetesAnnals of Epidemiology.  24:581-587. 2014
    2014 Statin underuse and low prevalence of LDL-C control among U.S. Adults at high risk of coronary heart diseaseAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences.  348:108-114. 2014
    2008 Does cholecystectomy prior to the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer affect outcome?American Surgeon.  74:602-605. 2008
    2006 Trends in hospital and surgeon volume and operative mortality for cancer surgeryAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  13:851-858. 2006

    Teaching Activities

  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2021) 2021
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2021) 2021
  • EPI609 - Intro Pharmacoepi /Drug Safety (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EPI609 - Intro Pharmacoepi /Drug Safety (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EPI609 - Intro Pharmacoepi /Drug Safety (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697 - Internship (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI699 - Project Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EPI697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EPI698 - Directed Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EPI614 - EPI Methods Applied CER (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2012
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2002
  • Master of Health Related in Health and Medical Biostatistics, Peking Union Medical College 1999
  • Doctor of Medicine, Shanxi Medical University 1996
  • Full Name

  • Huifeng Yun