About Yan Gong
Yan Gong, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at the University of Florida (UF) College of Pharmacy and the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine. Dr. Gong received a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics in 2004 from Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy at UF. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Statistics in 2003 from UF Department of Statistics. Before joining the UF faculty in 2005, she completed one year of post-doctoral fellowship in Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomics at the UF Center for Pharmacogenomics.
Dr. Gong’s research focuses on pharmacogenomics of efficacy and adverse response of antihypertensives medications, and serious adverse drug events such as medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and cardiotoxicities related to cancer therapies (Cardio-Oncology). Dr. Gong is a NIH-funded investigator for multiple R01s and U01s. Dr. Gong was also funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to 1). develop a computable phenotype for cancer drug induced cardiotoxicity in the Electronic Health Records in order to evaluate this clinically significant adverse event in the real-world settings of OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium; 2). To identify pharmacogenomic, medical imaging biomarkers and clinical factors associated with cardiotoxicity related to cancer therapies through a multimodal approach using existing data from the UK Biobank. Dr. Gong is also leading the newly established Cardio-Oncology Research Interest Group in the Cardiovascular Collaborative Research Group of the National Patient-centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). Dr. Gong has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications.
In addition to research, Dr. Gong has been involved in teaching multiple graduate level and professional level courses at the UF College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine. She is currently the course coordinator for Pharmacogenomics (PHA6449), a required graduate level course for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research at the UF College of Pharmacy.