Molin Wang

Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics

Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.432.1412


Dr. Wang’s current methodological research interests are mainly in the areas of analysis of epidemiological studies, assessment of timing of effect in survival analysis and measurement error correction. She has also been developing semi-parametric methods for reducing the impact of nuisance parameters. She is a statistician for the Pooling Project on Diet and Cancer in Women and Men, and the Vitamin D and Breast Cancer/Colorectal Cancer Consortium.


Ph.D., 2002, Emory University


Wang, M. and Hanfelt, J. J. (2003) Adjusted profile estimating function. Biometrika, 90, 845-858.

Wang, M., Williamson, J. M. and Redline, S. (2004) A semiparametric method for matched case-control family studies with a continuous outcome and proband sampling. Biometrics, 60, 644-650.

Wang, M. and Williamson, J. M. (2005) Generalization of the Mantel-Haenszel estimating function for sparse clustered binary data. Biometrics, 61, 973-981.

Wang, M. and Fitzmaurice, G. (2006) A simple imputation method for longitudinal studies with non-ignorable non-responses. Biometrical Journal, 48, 302-318.

Wang, M. and Hanfelt, J. J. (2006) Orthogonal locally ancillary estimating functions for matched-pair studies and errors-in-covariates. JRSS-B, 69, 411-428.

Dahlberg, S. and Wang, M. (2006) A proportional hazards cure model for the analysis of time to event with frequently unidentifiable causes. Biometrics, 63, 1237-1244.

Kathy Miller, Molin Wang, Julie Gralow, Maura Dickler, Melody Cobleigh, Edith A. Perez, Tamara Shenkier,  David Cella,  and Nancy E. Davidson (2007). Paclitaxel plus Bevacizumab versus Paclitaxel Alone for Metastatic Breast Cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine, 357, 2666-2676.

Molin Wang, John J. Hanfelt (2008). Robust modified profile estimating function with application to the generalised estimating equation. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 138, 2029-2044.

Joseph A. Sparano, Molin Wang, Silvana Martino, Vicky Jones, Edith A. Perez, Tom Saphner, Antonio C. Wolf, George W. Sledge, Jr., William C. Wood, and Nancy E. Davidson (2008). Weekly paclitaxel improves survival in lymph node positive and high risk node negative operable breast cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine. 358, 1663-1671.

Molin Wang, John J. Hanfelt (2008). Orthogonal Locally Ancillary Estimating Function with Application to Stratified Clustered Data.  Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods. 37:2836-2853.

Molin Wang, John J. Hanfelt (2009). A robust method for finely stratified familial studies with proband-based sampling. Biostatistics;10:364-373.

Zhang JJ, Molin Wang (2009). An accelerated failure time cure model for time-to-event data with masked cause of failure.  Biometrical Journal 2009; 51:932-945.

Zhang JJ, Molin Wang (2010).  A semiparametric method for jointly modeling disease-free survival and menstrual status using hidden class variable. Statistics in Medicine, 2010;29: 2310-2324.