Past Faculty - Rui Feng, Ph.D.

Rui Feng, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics
Ryals Public Health Bldg 420B
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
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Dr. Feng joined SSG in July 2005 after getting her Ph.D. in biostatistics from Yale University. She has been developing new statistical models and computational methods to analyze genetic data. Her major research interests include genetic linkage analysis, genome wide association studies, and copy number variation analysis. Her collaboration research includes twin studies, family history studies, survival analysis, and genome-wide association studies.


  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  1. Chen L., Feng R., Mehta T., Page G.P., Cui X. (2009). Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Affect both Cis- and Trans-eQTLs. Genomics. [PMID: 19248827]
  2. Segal N., Feng R., McGuire S.A., Allison D.B., Miller S. (2009). Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Body Mass Index: Analysis of Monozygotic Twins, Dizygotic Twins and Same- Age Unrelated Siblings. International Journal of Obesity. 33(1):37-41. Epub 2008 Nov 25. [PMID: 19030007]
  3. Feng R., McClure L., Tiwari H.K., Howard G. (2009). A New Estimate of Family Disease History Providing Improved Prediction of Disease Risks. Statistics In Medicine. [PMID: 19170247] [Sample Data] [R Program] [SAS Macro]

In preparation

  1. Benatar M., Polak M., Feng R. (2008). Predicting the Risk of Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Annals of Neurology. In review. [R Program] [Sample Data]
  1. Zhang M., Feng R., Chen X., Hu B., Zhang H. (2008). LOT: a Tool for Linkage Analysis of Ordinal Traits for Pedigree Data. Bioinformetics. Epub 2008 Jun 5. [PMID: 18535081]
  2. Segal N., Feng R., McGuire S.A., Allison D.B., Miller S. (2008). Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Body Mass Index: Analysis of Monozygotic Twins, Dizygotic Twins and Same-Age Unrelated Siblings. International Journal of Obesity. In print. [PMID: 19030007]
  3. Mann M.L., Thornley-Brown D., Campbell R., Bell E., Burroughs L., Nunnally N., Feng R., Morgan S. L. (2008). The Effect of Peritoneal Dialysate on DXA Bone Densitometry Results in Patients with End Stage Renal Disease. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 11(4):532-536. Epub 2008 Sep 20. [PMID: 18809346]
  4. Kelley J.M., Hughes L.B., Feng R., Liu N., Padilla M.A., Vaughan K.L., Bridges L.S. (2008). Evaluating Linkage Disequilibrium and Recombination Provides a Haplotype-Tagging SNP Panel of the MHC in African-Americans. Genes and Immunity. 9(3):271-3. [PMID: 18305489]
  5. Feng R., Zhou G., Zhang M., Zhang H. (2008). Analysis of Twin Data Using SAS. Biometrics.Epub 2008 July 21. [PMID: 18647295] [Sample Data] [SAS Program]
  6. Feng R. (2008). Discussion: Why do we test multiple traits in genetic association studies? Journal of the Korean Statistical Society. Epub 2008 Nov 28. [DOI: 10.1016/j.jkss.2008.10.001]
  1. Feng R., Zhang H. A Genomic Imprinting Test for Ordinal Traits in Pedigree Data. Genetic Epidemiology. Epub 2007 Oct 5. [PMID: 17922481] [pdf]
  2. Feng R., Zhang H. A Score Test for Linkage Analysis of Ordinal Traits Based on IBD Sharing. Biostatistics. Epub 2007 May 22. [PMID: 17519391]
  3. Musani S.K., Shriner D., Liu N., Feng R., Coffey C., Yi N., Tiwari H.K., Allison D.B.  Detection of Gene-Gene interactions in Genome-Wide Association Studies of Human Population Data. Human Heredity. 63(2):67-84. Epub 2007 Feb 2. [PMID: 17283436]
  1. Feng R., Zhang H. Ascertainment Adjustment in Genetic Studies of Ordinal Traits. Human Genetics. 119(4):429-35. [PMID: 16528520]
  2. Bizzarro M.J., Hussain N., Jönsson B., Feng R., Ment L.R., Gruen J.R., Zhang H., Bhandari V. The Genetic Susceptibility to Retinopathy of Prematurity. Pediatrics. 118(5):1858-63. [PMID: 17079555]
  3. Bhandari V., Bizzarro M.J.,  Shetty A., Page G.P., Zhang H., Ment L.R., Gruen J.R., Neonatal Genetics Study Group*(including Feng R.). Familial and Genetic Susceptibility to Major Neonatal Morbidities in Preterm Twins. Pediatrics. 117: 1901-1906. [PMID: 16740829]
  4. Redden D., Divers J., Vaughan L., Tiwari H., Beasley M., Fernandez J., Kimberly R., Feng R., Padilla M., Lui N., Miller M., Allison D. Regional Admixture Mapping and Structured Association Testing: Conceptual Unification and an Extensible General Linear Model. PLoS Genetics. 2(8): e137.[PMID: 16934005]
  1. Feng  R., Leckman J. and Zhang H. Linkage Analysis of Ordinal Traits for Pedigree Data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(48): 16739-16744. [PMID: 15548606]
  2. Kain Z.N., Caldwell-Andrews A.A.,  Maranets I., McClain B., Gaal D., Mayes L.C., Feng R. and Zhang H. Preoperative Anxiety, Emergence Delirium and Postoperative Maladaptive Behaviors. Anesthesia and Analgesia 99(6): 1648-1654.[PMID: 15562048]
  1. Zhang H., Feng R. and Zhu H. A Latent Variable Model of Segregation Analysis for Ordinal Traits. Journal of the American Statistical Association 98: 1023-1034.