Guo, Yi

Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy
Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy

Phone: (352) 294-5969
Fax: (352) 265-8047

Clinical and Translational Research Building
2004 Mowry Road, Suite 2251
PO Box 100165
Gainesville, FL 32610-0165


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • MSPH, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.S., Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Professional Biography

Dr. Yi Guo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy in the College of Medicine at University of Florida. He is a biostatistician and cancer outcomes researcher. His research areas include statistical methodology for sample size estimation, cancer outcomes, prevention and control, and health care delivery. His research focuses on eliminating health disparities, studying behavioral health issues, and the environmental and social determinants of health in low-income populations.

Dr. Guo has extensive experience collaborating with social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts on the design, coordination, and analysis of community-based research projects on health behavior. He has strong study design, data collection, and analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative research, including large and small-scale surveys and multivariable and multivariate regression modeling, as applied in multi-level and longitudinal settings.


  • Biostatistics
  • Multi-level and Longitudinal Design and Analysis
  • Cancer Outcomes Research
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes
  • Psychometrics

Recent News



  • Guo Y* (Corresponding), Logan HL, Marks JG, Shenkman EA. The Relationships among Individual and Regional Smoking, Socioeconomic Status, and Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Survival: A Mediation Analysis. Cancer Medicine. 2015. [Link to article]
  • Logan HL, Guo Y, Emanuel AS, Shepperd JA, Dodd VJ, Marks JG, Muller KE, Riley JL, 3rd. Determinants of First Time Cancer Examinations in a Rural Community: A Mechanism for Behavior Change. American Journal of Public Health2015; 105(7):1424−1431. [Link to article]
  • Logan HL, Guo Y, Marks, JG. What a dentist should know about oral and pharyngeal cancer in Florida. Today’s FDA. 2015; 27(1):56−59. [Link to article]
  • Logan HL, Catalanotto F, Guo Y, Marks JG, Dharamsi S. Barriers to Medicaid Participation among Florida Dentists. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved2015;26(1):154-167. [Link to article]
  • Guo Y* (Corresponding), Pandis N. Sample size calculation for repeated measures and longitudinal studies. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. 2015;147(1):146−149. [Link to article]
  • Newell SM, Logan HL, Guo Y, Marks JG, Shepperd JA. Evaluating Tablet Computers as a Survey Tool in Rural Communities. Journal of Rural Health. 2015;31(1):108−117. [Link to article]
  • Guo Y* (Corresponding), Logan HL, Dodd VJ, Muller KE, Marks JG, Riley JL, 3rd. Health literacy: A pathway to better oral health. American Journal of Public Health. 2014;104(7):e85−e91. [Link to article]
  • Logan HL, Guo Y, Dodd VJ, Seleski CS, Catalanotto F. Demographic and practice characteristics of Medicaid participating dentists. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 2014;74(2):139−146  [Link to article]
  • Guo Y* (Corresponding), Pennell ML, Fernandez S, Pearl DK, Knobloch TJ, Weghorst CM. The Choice of Reference Gene Affects Statistical Efficiency in Quantitative PCR Data Analysis. BioTechniques. 2013;55(4):207−209. [Link to article]
  • Logan HL, Guo Y, Dodd VJ, Muller KE, Riley JL, 3rd. The burden of chronic diseases in a rural North Florida sample. BMC Public Health. 2013;13(1):906. [Link to article]
  • Guo Y* (Corresponding), Logan HL, Glueck DH, Muller KE. Selecting a sample size for studies with repeated measures. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2013;13:100. [Link to article]
  • Yuan C, Guo Y, Zhu L, Guo W, Mahajan A, Weghorst CM, Li J. The study of pH-dependent stability shows that TPLH-mediated hydrogen-bonding network is important for the conformation and stability of human gankyrin. Biochemistry. 2013;52(28):4848−4857.
  • Logan HL, Shepperd JA, Pomery EA, Guo Y, Muller KE, Dodd VJ, and Riley JL, 3rd. Increasing Screening Intentions for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2013;46(1):96-106. [Link to article]
  • Riley JL, 3rd, Pomery EA, Dodd VJ, Muller KE, Guo Y, and Logan HL. Disparities in knowledge of mouth or throat cancer among rural Floridians. Journal of Rural Health 2013;29(3):294-303. [Link to article]
  • Guo Y, McGorray SP, Riggs CE, and Logan HL. Racial disparity in oral and pharyngeal cancer in Florida 1991–2008: mixed trends in stage of diagnosis. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 2013;41(2):110-119. [Link to article]
  • McGorray SP, Guo Y, Logan HL. Trends in incidence of oral and pharyngeal carcinoma in Florida, 1981-2008. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 2012;72(1):68-74. [Link to article]
  • Riley JL, 3rd, Dodd VJ, Muller KE, Guo Y, Logan HL. Psychosocial factors associated with mouth or throat exams in rural Florida. American Journal of Public Health 2012;102(2):e7-e14. [Link to article]




  • GMS 6822: Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes