Shan Wang

Shan Wang

Assistant Professor

Program Director
Full-Time Faculty


Dr. Shan Wang is the program director and an assistant professor in the MS in Data Science program at the University of San Francisco. Her research interests include nonparametric statistics, biomedical data science, and utilizing data-driven methods to address social and environmental problems.

Research Areas

  • Nonparametric statistics
  • Biomedical data science
  • Social and environmental issues


  • PhD, Statistics, Purdue University, 2015
  • BS, Mathematics, Fudan University, 2009

Selected Publications

  • Optimising treatment selection in Crohn’s disease using patient-specific features: an individual participant data meta-analysis of fifteen randomized controlled trials. Vivek A. Rudrapatna, Vignesh G. Ravindranath, Douglas V. Arneson, Arman Mosenia, Atul J. Butte, Shan Wang. medRxiv 2023.11.10.23291837
  • Sequential Regression and Simulation: A Method for Estimating Causal Effects from Heterogeneous Clinical Trials without a Common Control Group.  Vivek A. Rudrapatna, Vignesh G. Ravindranath, Douglas V. Arneson, Arman Mosenia, Atul J. Butte, Shan Wang. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2023, 23(218).
  • Development and Internal Validation of an Interpretable Machine Learning Model to Predict Readmissions in a United States Healthcare System. Luo, Amanda L., Akshay Ravi, Simone Arvisais-Anhalt, Anoop N. Muniyappa, Xinran Liu, Shan Wang. Feature Papers in Medical and Clinical Informatics. Informatics, 2023, 10 (33).
  • Community-Academic Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Inequities: The ChicagoCHEC Community Engagement Core. Aida Giachello, Karriem Watson, Moira Stuart, Hernietta Barcelo, Joanne Glenn, Shan Wang, Elena Navas-Nacher, Magdalena Nava, June McKoy, Erika De la Riva, Jen Cooper, Lisa Aponte-Soto, Jacqueline Kanoon, Erica Martinez, Melissa Simon. Prog Community Health Partnership. 2019, 13(5).
  • Risk Factor Analysis of Progressive Spinal Deformity after Resection of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Patients Who Underwent Laminoplasty: A report of 105 consecutive cases. Wei Shi, Shan Wang, Huifang Zhang, Guoqin Wang, Yi Guo, Zhenxing Sun, Youtu Wu, Peihai Zhang, Linkai Jing, Benqi Zhao, Jian Xing, James Wang, and Guihuai Wang. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2019, 30(5).