Yanda Lang

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ritter Annes 927


Dr. Yanda Lang is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He received his PhD in statistics from Western Michigan University in 2021 and his MS in statistics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2017. His research interests are computational statistics and algorithms in nonparametric statistics, meta-analysis and Bayesian inference.

Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Lang was a teaching assistant at Western Michigan University where he served as an instructor on record for Business Statistics and Data Analysis for Biosciences courses. He also worked as a data scientist intern at Soothsayer Analytics in Michigan.


  • PhD, Statistics, Western Michigan University
  • MS, Statistics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • BS, Statistics, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




EPBI 2219

Biostatistics and Public Health


EPBI 3205

Introduction to Statistical Computing


EPBI 5006

Biostatistics and Applied Analysis of Health


EPBI 8012

Multivariable Biostatistics


Selected Publications

  • Kobulsky, J., Schroeder, K., Schuler, B., Patrick, E.L., Lang, Y., & Wu, J. (2024). Developmental timing of child maltreatment in relation to obesity and substance use disorder in late adolescence. Psychol Violence, 14(1), pp. 24-33. United States. doi: 10.1037/vio0000495

  • Lang, Y., McKean, J.W., & Ozturk, O. (2023). Robust rank-based meta-analyses for two-sample designs with application to platelet counts of malaria infection data. Stat Med, 42(17), pp. 2887-2913. England. doi: 10.1002/sim.9757

  • Alcantara, I.M., Naranjo, J., & Lang, Y. (2022). Model selection using PRESS statistic. COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS. doi: 10.1007/s00180-022-01228-1