Dr Chao Huang

Dr Chao Huang

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School

Qualifications

  • PhD / DPhil (University of Manchester)

Summary

Dr. Chao Huang obtained his PhD in Statistics from the University of Manchester in 2010 and then he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in medical statistics during the following year. From 2012, he started his role as a Trial Statistician at the South East Wales Trial Unit, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University. From October 2017, he became a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the Hull York Medical School, University of Hull.

Within Hull York Medical School, Dr. Chao Huang undertakes teachings in statistics-related modules. He also provides teaching and consultancy services in statistics and evidence based medicine to NHS professionals from Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

High INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): a qualitative acceptability study

Pymer, S., Harwood, A., Ibeggazene, S., McGregor, G., Huang, C., Nicholls, A., …Twiddy, M. (2024). High INtensity Interval Training In pATiEnts with intermittent claudication (INITIATE): a qualitative acceptability study. Annals of vascular surgery, 102, Article 17-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2023.11.043

Why it is important nurses can understand basic statistics

Huang, C., Trapani, J., & Tume, L. N. (2024). Why it is important nurses can understand basic statistics. Nursing in Critical Care, 29(1), 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/nicc.12976

High-intensity interval training in patients with intermittent claudication

Pymer, S., Harwood, A. E., Prosser, J., Waddell, A., Rhavindhran, B., McGregor, G., …Chetter, I. C. (2023). High-intensity interval training in patients with intermittent claudication. Journal of vascular surgery, 78(4), 1048-1056.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2023.05.045

A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Sethi, S., Ravindhran, B., Long, J., Gurung, R., Huang, C., Smith, G. E., …Pymer, S. (2024). A preoperative supervised exercise program potentially improves long-term survival after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Journal of vascular surgery, 79(1), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2023.09.004

Antithrombotic drugs for cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sidebottom, D. B., Huang, C., Carradice, D., Holt, P. J., John-Pierre, K., & Roy, I. N. (2023). Antithrombotic drugs for cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with lower limb peripheral arterial disease: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ open, 13(8), Article e072355. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072355

Research interests

As a statistical methodologist, Dr. Chao Huang's research interests arise in the development of statistical methodology in various research fields, particularly when it applies to clinical and medical science. This includes experimental design, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, missing data issues and informative observations, joint modelling approach and variable selection.

Collaboratively Dr. Chao Huang has been largely involved in research covering a variety of health-related fields. This leads to his research focus on trial methodology, particularly the ones with complex design.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Mortality Risk Prediction of ICU Patients with Sepsis Considering Dynamic Time Series Characteristics under Uncertainty

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£11,989.00

Started

31 March 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

BATCH: Biomarker-guided duration of Antibiotic Treatment in Children Hospitalised with confirmed or suspected bacterial infection

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£6,778.00

Started

1 September 2017

Status

Complete

Project

PUMA: Paediatric early warning system (PEWS): Utilisation and Mortality Avoidance. A prospective, mixed methods, before and after study identifying the evidence base for the core components of an effective PEWS and the development of an implementation package for implementation and use in the UK

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£2,022.00

Started

1 October 2017

Status

Complete

Project

The TRANSPIRE Study: A prospective observational study to explore the relationship between nuTRition, protein intake ANd muScle mass loss during and after Pediatric Intensive caRE

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£10,676.00

Started

1 August 2021

Status

Complete

Co-investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Pre-Operative Oncotype DX testing: A decision impact study (PRE-DX study)

Funder

Exact Sciences

Grant

£348,321.00

Started

1 July 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Adapting a smartphone-based rehabilitation programme for older adults living with and beyond cancer: an intervention development study

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£135,659.00

Started

1 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

The Cognitive Daisy (COG-D) for improving care for residents with dementia in care homes: A feasibility RCT

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£39,856.00

Started

1 April 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

A phase II, randomised feasibility trial of a tailored, home-based exercise programme on disease-free survival among early stage high-risk recurring cancers in Yorkshire

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£932,740.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

Evaluating the effectiveness and acceptability of free door to door transport to increase the uptake of breast screening appointments in Yorkshire: A cluster randomised GP pilot trial

Funder

YCR Yorkshire Cancer Research

Grant

£293,513.00

Started

1 June 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

REMEDI4ALL BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE EUROPEAN INNOVATION PLATFORM TO ENHANCE THE REPURPOSING OF MEDICINES FOR ALL

Funder

Innovate UK

Grant

£922,056.00

Started

1 September 2022

Status

Ongoing

Project

HIKE: Development of a commercial urine test for the earlier detection of endometriosis

Funder

MRC Medical Research Council

Grant

£54,915.00

Started

1 July 2023

Status

Ongoing

Project

Endoscopic vein harvesting - Research Support Funding

Funder

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Grant

£9,431.00

Started

1 August 2022

Status

Complete

Project

NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship - Laura Hermann

Funder

NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Grant

£106,734.00

Started

1 September 2021

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

You are very welcome to contact me for potential PhD opportunities, if you have statistics related background and are interested in research on statistical methodology or medical statistics.

Current PhD students

2021- NIHR Pre-doctoral Fellowship - Laura Hermann (co-supervisor)

2019 - Saphsa Codling. Elucidating the relationships between physical activity, physical and psychological health status (including mood, stress) and alcohol misuse in women (co-supervisor).

2020 - Louise Anders. Exploring the relationship between cognitive deficiencies and mood during pregnancy. (co-supervisor).

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