Position: Research Associate, Data Analyst


MA in Economics, 2010, Duke University, NC, US

BS in Biology, 2007, Peking University, Beijing, China

Current Projects: CHAT, Clergy Health Initiative, Hep ART

Summary of Responsibilities:


At CHPIR, Jia works on multidisciplinary teams which address a variety of research questions on global and domestic health, ranging from the impact of childhood trauma on medication adherence in Tanzanian adults living with HIV, to identifying United Methodist clergy’s health challenges in North Carolina. Jia develops and maintains databases; analyzes data using statistical approaches; reports analysis findings through tables, figures, and presentations; as well as participated in writing reports for funders and academic papers. She also coordinates a paper-writing group in which people meet regularly to help each other turn research findings into academic papers and presentations.

Jia is happy to hear from all that have an interest in her research and life at Duke.


  • Email: jia.yao@duke.edu
  • Office Phone: (919)613.5476 (Except Wednesdays)
  • Fax: (919)613.5466
  • Campus Mail: Box 90392
  • Mail: 310 Trent Drive, Room 319, Durham, NC 27710