Elizabeth Yanik, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
425 S. Euclid Ave. Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO 63110

Research Overview
Dr. Elizabeth Yanik is an epidemiologist with experience working in a number of research areas including cancer, infectious disease, and surgical populations.  Her primary appointment is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and she is developing a research program focused on the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disease.  She is particularly interested in co-morbidities that develop in populations of patients with chronic disease.  In order to answer important research questions in specific clinical populations, Dr. Yanik’s research has utilized large databases and linked datasets, including data from disease registries, electronic medical records, and pharmacy and insurance claims.  To conduct studies using these resources, she applies sophisticated analytical approaches, including causal inference methods.

Selected Publications

See Dr. Yanik's full list of publications PubMed.

EL Yanik, CJ Achenbach, S Gopal, AE Coghill, SR Cole, JJ Eron, RD Moore, WC Mathews, B Rodriguez, E Geng, D Drozd, A Hamdan, M Ballestas, EA Engels.  “Changes in clinical context for Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma among HIV-infected people in the United States.”  J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sept. 34(27): 3276-3283.

DC Beachler, EL Yanik, BI Martin, RM Pfeiffer, SK Mirza, RA Deyo, EA Engels.  “Bone morphogenetic protein use and cancer risk among patients undergoing lumbar arthrodesis: a case-cohort study using the SEER-Medicare database.”  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2016 Jul. 98(13): 1064-1072.

EL Yanik
, HA Katki, EA Engels.  “Cancer risk among the HIV-infected elderly in the United States.”  AIDS.  2016 Jun. 30 (10): 1663-1668.  

EL Yanik, S Chinnakotla, S Gustafson, JJ Snyder, AK Israni, EA Engels.  “Effects of maintenance immunosuppression with sirolimus after liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma.”  Liver Transpl.  2016 May. 22(5): 627-634.

EL Yanik, CA Clarke, JJ Snyder, RM Pfeiffer, EA Engels.  “Variation in cancer incidence among patients with ESRD during kidney function and nonfunction intervals.”  J Am Soc Nephrol.  2016 Apr. 27: 1495-1504.

ST Arron, AK Raymond, EL Yanik, D Castenson, CE McCulloch, CA Clarke, LE Paddock, X Niu, EA Engels. “Melanoma outcomes in transplant recipients with pre-transplant melanoma.”  Dermatol Surg.  2016 Feb. 42(2): 157-166.

P Mahale, EL Yanik, EA Engels.  “Herpes zoster and risk of cancer in the elderly US population.”  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.  2016 Jan. 25(1): 28-35.

EL Yanik, HA Katki, EA Engels, AK Chaturvedi.  “Oral leukoplakia, risk of oral cavity cancer, and oral cavity cancer outcomes among the U.S. elderly.”  Cancer Prev Res. 2015 Sept. 8(9): 857-863.

EL Yanik, K Siddiqui, EA Engels.  “Sirolimus and risk of cancer among kidney transplant recipients: a meta-analysis.”  Cancer Med.  2015 Sept. 4(9): 1448-1459.

EL Yanik, S Gustafson, BL Kasiske, AK Israni, JJ Snyder, EA Engels, DL Segev.  “Sirolimus use and cancer incidence among U.S. kidney transplant recipients.”  Am J Transplant.  2015 Jan. 15(1): 129-136.

S Gopal, CJ Achenbach, EL Yanik, DP Dittmer, JJ Eron, EA Engels.  “Moving forward in HIV-associated cancer.”  J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar.  32(9): 876-880.

EL Yanik, S Napravnik, SR Cole, C Achenbach, S Gopal, AF Olshan, DP Dittmer, MM Kitahata, MJ Mugavero, M Saag, RD Moore, K Mayer, WC Mathews, PW Hunt, B Rodriguez, JJ Eron.  “Incidence and timing of cancer following initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy.”  Clin Infect Dis.  2013 Sep; 57(5): 756-764.