Yiyang Liu

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Master of Public Health, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Hometown: Beijing, China
Research Interests: Community epidemiology
Long-term career goals: Program director
What philosophy guides your education? Work hard, play hard.
Date Accomplishments
February 2019
  • Liu Y, Elliott A, Serdarevic M, Leeman R, Cottler LB. A latent class analysis of the past-30-day substance use patterns among lifetime cocaine users: findings from a community sample in North Central Florida. Addictive Behavior Reports, 2019 June, Volume 9 DOI: 10.1016/j.abrep.2019.100170 [in press]
  • Liu Y, Ball DJ, Elliott A, Jacobs-Elliott M, Nicolette G. Diagnostic sequence of cocaine use disorder in relation to other mental health conditions among college students. Journal of American College Health. [in press]
July 2018
  • First authored paper titled “The importance of considering polysubstance use; lessons from cocaine research” was accepted by Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
April 2018
  • Received 2nd Place at University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions Research Day Poster Awards
  • Awarded the Graduate Student Council Travel Award
November 2017
  • Presenting in “Identifying and addressing mental health disparities in the Gator Nation using electronic medical records” symposium at UF Social Justice Summit in January in Gainesville, FL: research on demographic and clinical risk factors for cocaine abuse and dependence
September 2017
  • Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA
  • Poster presentation at the American College of Epidemiology (ACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in September in New Orleans, LA
June 2017
  • Awarded 2017 CARE Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canada
  • Awarded Chair’s Travel Award to attend the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canada
  • Oral presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canada: Cottler LB, Liu Y, Striley CW, Setlow B, Knackstedt L. Typologies of female cocaine and marijuana use rely on transitions from initiation, to 1st symptom, to heaviest use.
  • Poster presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 79th Annual Scientific Meeting in June in Montréal, Canda: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. The association between different patterns of non-medical use of stimulants and motivations for use.
  • Oral presentation at the Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE) 2017 Pre-Meetings Data Blitz: Liu Y, Striley CW, Cottler LB. Motives for different patterns and quantities of non-medical use of prescription stimulants.