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Yona Keich Cloonan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


620 Schenley Place, 4420 Bayard Street, Suite 600 15260
R-znvy: lxp6@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-179-2086

Personal Statement

Research Interests
Perinatal & pediatric epidemiology
Health-related outcomes in children with chronic conditions (sleep, health-related quality of life)
Craniofacial anomalies (craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, cleft lip/palate)
Hepatitis B
Transition of Healthcare

Current Research Activities
Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN) Data Coordinating Center (PI: S. Belle, University of Pittsburgh)

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Data Coordinating Center (PI: O. Lopez, University of Pittsburgh)


2010 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA | Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics
2009 | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI | Post-Doctoral Fellow, Perinatal Epidemiology
2007 | University of Washington, Seattle, WA | PhD Epidemiology
2004 | University of Washington, Seattle, WA | MS Epidemiology
1998 | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY | MS Teaching & Curriculum
1997 | Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY | BS Biological Sciences


Advanced Topics in Epidemiological Methods, EPIDEM 2230

Selected Publications

Schwarzenberg SJ, Ling SC, Cloonan YK, Lin HS, Evon DM, Murray KF, Rodriguez-Baez N, Rosenthal P, Teckman J, Schwarz KB for the Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN). Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Living in the United States and Canada. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Feb 2017, epub ahead of print. PMID: 28169971.

Cauley JA, Barbour KE, Harrison SL, Cloonan YK, Danielson ME, Ensrud KE, Fink HA, Orwoll ES, Boudreau R. Inflammatory Markers and the Risk of Hip and Vertebral Fractures in Men: the Osteporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS). Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Dec 2016, 31(12): 2129). PMID: 27371811.


Weamer EA, DeMichele-Sweet MAA, Cloonan YK, Lopez L, Sweet RA. Incident Psychosis in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease Subjects. The Journal of Clinical Pyschiatry, Dec 2016, 77(12): e1564. PMID: 28086011.



Sun B, Cloonan YK, Collett BR, Speltz ML. Sleep Outcomes in Children with Single-Suture Craniosynostosis Compared with Unaffected Controls. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, Aug 2016, epub ahead of print. PMID: 27518405.



Schwarz KB, Cloonan YK, Ling SC, Murray KF, Rodriguez-Baez N, Schwarzenberg SJ,Teckman J, Ganova-Raeva L, Rosenthal P for the Hepatitis B Research Network. Children with Chronic Hepatitis B in the United States and Canada. Journal of Pediatrics, Dec 2015, 167(6): 1287-1294. PMID: 26364985.



Cloonan YK, Collett BR, Speltz ML, Anderka M, Werler MM. Psychosocial Outcomes in Children with and without Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Findings From Two Studies. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, July 2013, 50(4): 406-413.

Gorelik M, Wilson DC, Shulman ST, Cloonan YK, Hirsch R. Follistatin-Like Protein (FSTL-1) Levels are Elevated in Acute Kawasaki Disease and may Differentiate Between Patients with and without Subsequent Aneurysm Formation. Journal of Pediatrics, July 2012, 161(1): 116-119.

Collett BR, Cloonan YK, Speltz ML, Anderka M, Werler MM. Psychosocial Functioning in Children with and without Orofacial Clefts and their Parents. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, July 2012, 49(4): 397-405.

Collett BR, Speltz ML, Cloonan YK, Leroux B, Kelly J, Werler MM. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Children with Hemifacial Microsomia. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, February 2011, 165(2): 134-140.

Cloonan YK, Kifle Y, Davis S, Speltz ML, Werler MM, Starr JR. Sleep Outcomes in Children with Hemifacial Microsomia and Controls: A Follow-Up Study. Pediatrics, August 2009, 124(2): e313-321. 

Cloonan YK, Goldberg J, Holt VL. Male Factor Infertility: a Twin Study. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, May 2007, 21(3): 229-234.                                

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