Zhou, Yan, Ph.D.
  • Programmer Analyst, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

  • Data Manager, Data Management and Statistics Core

Yan Zhou, Ph.D. - UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center


Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA
10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7226
Tel: (310) 794-3143
Fax: (310) 794-3148
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  • Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology, University of Southern California, 2011.
  • M.S. in Statistics, University of Southern California, 2009.
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Southern California, 2008.
  • B.S. in Psychology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2006.

Honors and Awards

  • Dissertation Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 2011.
  • Workshop Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 2011.
  • Department of Psychology Summer Research Fellowship, USC, 2010.
  • Conference Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, 2009.
  • Travel Award, University of Colorado Population Center, Boulder, CO, 2007.
  • Dean's award for study excellence, Peking University, 2005.


  • Zhou Y, Ortiz F, Nuñez C, Elashoff D, Woo E, Apostolova L, Wolf S, Casado M, Caceres N, Panchal H, Ringman JM. Use of the MoCA in detecting early Alzheimer’s disease in a Spanish-speaking population with varied levels of education. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra, in press.
  • Zhou Y, McArdle JJ. Rationale and applications of survival tree and survival ensemble methods. Psychometrika, in press.
  • Ringman JM, Sachs MC, Zhou Y, Monsell S, Saver JL, Vinters HV. Clinical predictors and influence of APOE genotype on severe cerebral amyloid angiopathy in persons with pathologically-verified Alzheimer’s disease. JAMA Neurology 2014;71(7):878-883.
  • McLaughlin P, Wright MJ, LaRocca M, Nguyen PT, Teng E, Apostolova LG, Ringman JM, Zhou Y, Cummings JL, Woo E. The “Alzheimer’s type” profile of semantic clustering in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2014;20:1-11.
  • Grill JD, Zhou Y, Karlawish J, Elashoff D. Does study partner type impact the rate of Alzheimer's disease progression? Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2014;38(3):507-514.
  • Zhou Y, McArdle JJ. A biometric latent curve analysis of visual memory development using data from the Colorado Adoption Project. Multivariate Behavioral Research 2009;44:857-858.
  • Gan Y, Yang M, Zhou Y, Zhang Y. The two-factor structure of future-oriented coping and its mediating role in student engagement. Personality and Individual Differences 2007;43:851-863.


  • Zhou Y, Kadlec KM, McArdle JJ. Predicting mortality from demographics and specific cognitive abilities in the Hawaii Family Study of Cognition. In McArdle JJ. and Ritschard G. (Eds). Contemporary Issues in Exploratory Data Mining. New York: Routeledge, 2012. In Press.