Papadopoulou Lefkothea
Cheongeun Oh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
  • Department of Population Health
    New York University Langone Medical Center
    New York, NY, USA
    Phone: 212-263-3394










Ewha Womans University, South Korea



Applied Mathematics  

Ewha Womans University, South Korea



Applied Mathematics Statistics

State University of New York at Stony Brook



Cheongeun Oh, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the New York University School of Medicine. She earned Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2003. She joined NYU after 2 years of postdoctoral training in Biostatistics at Yale University and 3 years of being a faculty member at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Her major research interests include the development of novel Bayesian variable selection by using Markov Chain Monte Carlo for analyzing multiple rare variants within a gene or genomic region in genetic association studies and modeling interventions for lung mortality, developing a back-calculation in estimating cancer incidence in age-period-cohort models. She also collaborates with department of Obstetrics Gynecology & Orthopedics and assists with study design and provides statistical data.

Research Interest

Dr. Oh’s research interests lie broadly in the development of Bayesian statistical methodologies in cancer modeling and efficient computational tools for genetics/genomics research. Specifically, her research interests touch tow areas: 1) to develop novel statistical methodology for the analysis of high dimensional data, which includes genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and next generation sequencing (NGS) 2) to develop population-based models for cancer trends using registry data in designing effective strategies for cancer prevention 3) to develop appropriate statistical models for biomedical/clinical data.

Scientific Activities:

Awards and Honors

1993    -1997

Korean National Scholarship for Korean Excellence Scientists, Seoul, Korea

1993    -1997

Honors, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

1997    -1999

Lotte Corporate Korean National Scholarship for excellent graduate students

1999    -2001

Computational Mathematics Fellowship, Applied Mathematics, Stony Brook University



  1. Oh C, Kenny Q. Ye, Qimei He, and Nancy R. Mendell. “Locating Disease Genes using Bayesian Variable Selection with the Haseman - Elston Method” 2003 BMC Genetics. 4:69
  2. Oh C. “Robust Bayesian Variable Selection.” 2003  Ph.D Dissertation, State University of New York at Stony Brook.
  3. Oh C, Wang S, Liu N, Chen L, Zhao H. “A Genome Screen of Maximum Number of Drinks as an Alcoholism Phenotype using Bayesian Variable Selection with the Haseman-Elston Method.” BMC Genetics. 2005 Dec 30;6 Suppl 1:S116
  4. Wang S, Huang S, Liu N, Chen L, Oh C, Zhao H. “Whole-Genome Linkage Analysis in Mapping Alcoholism Genes Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Microsatellites.” BMC Genetics. 2005 Dec 30;6 Suppl 1:S28.
  5. Chen L, Liu N, Wang S, Oh C, Carriero NJ, Zhao H.  “Whole Genome Association Studies on Alcoholism Comparing Different Phenotypes Using Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Microsatellites.” BMC Genet. 2005 Dec 30;6 Suppl 1:S130.
  6. Liu N, Chen L, Wang S, Oh C, Zhao H. “Comparison of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Microsatellites in Inference of Population Structure.” BMC Genet. 2005 Dec 30;6 Suppl 1:S26.
  7. Huang S, Wang S, Liu N, Chen L, Oh C, Zhao H. “Whole-Genome Association Analysis to Identify Markers Associated with Recombination Rates Using Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Microsatellites.” BMC Genet. 2005 Dec 30;6 Suppl 1:S51.
  8. Swartz MD, Thomas DC, Daw EW, Albers K, Charlesworth JC, Dyer TC, Fridley BL, Govil M, Kraft P, Kwon S, Logue MW, Oh C, Pique-Regi R, Saba L, Schumacher FR, Uh HW.Model selection and Bayesian methods in statistical genetics: summary of group 11 contributions to Genetic Analysis Workshop 15” .2007 Genet Epidemiol. 31 Suppl 1:S96-102.
  9. Oh C. A Bayesian genome-wide linkage analysis of quantitative traits for rheumatoid arthritis via perfect sampling, BMC Genetics. 2007;1 Suppl 1:S110.
  10. Maseelall PB, Hernandez-Rey AE, Oh C, Maagdenberg T, McCulloh DH, McGovern PG. Antral follicle count is a significant predictor of livebirth in in vitro fertilization cycles. Fertility and Sterility. 2009 Apr;91(4 Suppl):1595-7. Epub 2008 Dec 18.
  11. Solnica A, Oh C, Cho MM, Loughlin JS, McCulloh DH, McGovern PG. Patient satisfaction and clinical outcome after injecting gonadotropins with use of a needle-free carbon dioxide injection system for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization. Fertility and Sterility. 2009 Oct;92(4):1369-71. Epub 2009 Apr 7.
  12. Attur M, Oh C, Krasnokutsky S, Samuels J, Rybak L, Bencardino J, Greenberg JD. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RN) gene variations predict the severity and progression of knee osteoarthritis Arthritis & rheumatism. 2010, vol: 62, page: 707, stat: Journal Article
  13. Keenan RT, O'Brien WR, Lee KH, Crittenden DB, Fisher MC, Goldfarb DS, Krasnokutsky S, Oh C, Pillinger MH. Prevalence of contraindications and prescription of pharmacologic therapies for gout. Am J Med. 2011 Feb;124(2):155-63.
  14. Attur M, Belitskaya-Lévy I, Oh C, Krasnokutsky S, Greenberg J, Samuels J, Smiles S, Lee S, Patel J, Al-Mussawir H, McDaniel G, Kraus VB, Abramson SB. Increased interleukin-1β gene expression in peripheral blood leukocytes is associated with increased pain and predicts risk for progression of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jul;63(7):1908-17.
  15. Fong SA, Palta V, Oh C, Cho MM, Loughlin JS, McGovern PG. Multiple pregnancy after gonadotropin-intrauterine insemination: an unavoidable event? Obstet Gynecol. 2011:465483.
  16. Arno S, Fetto J, Nguyen Q, Kinariwala N, Takemoto R, Oh C, Walker P (2012). Evaluation of femoral strains with cementless procimal-fill femoral implants of varied stem length. Clinical Biomechanics 2012 Aug;27(7):680-5.
  17. Arno S, Chaudhary M, Walker PS, Forman R, Glassner P, Regatte R Oh C. Anterior-posterior stability of the knee by an MR image subtraction method. Knee. 2012 Aug;19(4):445-449.
  18. Grönwall C, Akhter E, Oh C, Burlingame RW, Petri M, Silverman GJ. IgM autoantibodies to distinct apoptosis-associated antigens correlate with protection from cardiovascular events and renal disease in patients with SLE. Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar;142(3):390-8.
  19. Podolsky R, Duenas M, Oh C, Murthy A. Progestin-only oral contraception: a description of use and discontinuation in an urban, low-income postpartum population. Contraception2012 AUG;86(2):182-183.
  20. Oh, C. Bayesian Variable Selection via Perfect Gibbs Coupler using Approximate Bounds. Journal of mathematics & system science 2012 Aug;2(8):523-534.
  21. Holford TR, Ebisu K,  McKay L, Oh C, Zheng T. Chapter 12: Yale lung cancer model. Risk analysis 2012 Jul;32 Suppl 1:S151-S165.
  22. Pappas D, Oh C, Plenge R, Greenberg JD. Association of Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Alleles with Response to Anti-TNF Biologics: Results from the CORRONA Registry and Meta-analysis. Inflammation 2013 Apr;36(2):279-284.
  23. Licciardi F, Tan O, Oh C.  Using the oocyte donation model to identify early trophoblast pregnenolone production. Journal of assisted reproduction & genetics 2013 Jun;30(5):699-702.
  24. Knopman JM, Krey LC, Oh, C, Lee J, McCaffrey C, Noyes N. What makes them split? Identifying risk factors that lead to monozygotic twins after in vitro fertilization. Fertil Steril. 2013 Oct 7. pii: S0015-0282(13)03019-7.
  25. L Kennish, M Attur, Oh C, S Krasnokutsky, J Samuels, X Huang, and SB Abramson. Age- and HFE C282Y mutation-dependent ferritin increase as a predictor of knee osteoarthritis development. BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 2014 Jan 8;15(1):8.
  26. Tannen BL, Kolomeyer AM, Turbin RE, Frohman L, Langer PD, Oh C, Ghesani NV, Zuckier LS, Chu David S. Lacrimal Gland Uptake of Ga-gallium Citrate Correlates with Biopsy Results in Patients with Suspected Sarcoidosis. Ocular immunology & inflammation 2014 Feb;22(1):15-22.
  27. Yoon D, Gadaria N, Asbell, Oh C, Asbell PA. 2014 Precision and accuracy of TearLab osmometer in measuring osmolarity of salt solutions. Curr Eye Res. 2014 Dec;39(12):1247-50.
  28. Dracxler C, Oh C, Kalmbach K, Wang F, Liu L, Kallas EG, Giret M TM, Seth-Smith ML, Antunes D, Keefe D, Abrao MS. Peripheral blood telomere content is greater in patients with endometriosis than in controls. Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 2014 Dec;21(12):1465-1471.
  29. Gupta S, Timor-Tritsch IE, Oh C, Chervenak J, Monteagudo A. Early second-trimester sonography to improve the fetal anatomic survey in obese patients. Journal of ultrasound in medicine 2014 Sep;33(9):1579-1583.
  30. Licciardi F, McCaffrey C, Oh C, Schmidt-Sarosi C, McCulloh DH. Birth weight is associated with inner cell mass grade of blastocysts. Fertility & sterility 2014 Dec:86-93.
  31. Cuéllar VG, Martinez D, Immerman I, Oh C, Walker PS, Egol KA. A Biomechanical Study of Posteromedial Tibial Plateau Fracture Stability: Do They All Require Fixation? Journal of orthopaedic trauma 2015 Jan:164-169.
  32. Oh C, Holford T. Age-Period-Cohort approaches to back-calculation of cancer incidence rate. Statistics in Medicine, 2015. May 20;34(11):1953-64
  33. Walker PS, Arno S, Bell C, Salvatore G, Borukhov I, Oh C. Function of the medical meniscus in force transmission and stability, Journal of Biomechanics, 2015 Jun 1;48(8):1383-8
  34. Kulak D, Oh C, Jindal S, Morelli S, Kratka S, McGovern PG. Gaming the System: Under-reporting IVF cycles to SART, Fertility & sterility 2016 Jan 12. pii: S0015-0282
  35. Oh C. Identifying rare and common variants with Bayesian variable selection. BMC Proc. 2016;9 Suppl 8:S53.
  36. Gold HT, Slover JD, Joo L, Bosco J, Iorio R, Oh C. Association of Depression With 90-Day Hospital Readmission After Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2016 Nov;31(11):2385-2388
  37. Hasan S, McGee A, Garofolo G, Hamula M, Oh C, Kwon Y, Zuckerman J. Changes in Driving Performance following Shoulder Arthroplasty, J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 7;98(17):1471-7
  38. Arno S, Bell CP, Xia D, Regatte RR, Krasnokutsky S, Samuels J, Oh C, Abramson S, Walker PS. Relationship between meniscal integrity and risk factors for cartilage degeneration. Knee. 2016 Aug;23(4):686-91.
  39. Passias P, Klineberg EO, Jalai CM, Worley N,  Poorman GW, Line B,  Oh C, Burton DC, Kim HJ, Sciubba DM, Hamilton DK, Ames C, Smith JS, Shaffrey C, Lafage V, Bess S. Hospital Readmission within Two Years Following Adult Thoracolumbar Spinal Deformity Surgery: Prevalence, Predictors, and Effect on Patient-Derived Outcome Measures. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep;41(17):1355-64.
  40. Passias PG, Oh C, Jalai CM, Worley N, Lafage R, Scheer JK, Klineberg EO, Hart RA, Kim HJ, Smith JS, Lafage V, Ames CP; International Spine Study Group (ISSG). Predictive Model for Cervical Alignment and Malalignment Following Surgical Correction of Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15;41(18):E1096-103.
  41. Chang K, Yokose C, Tenner C, Oh C, Donnino R, Choy-Shan A, Pike VC, Shah BD, Lorin JD, Krasnokutsky S, Sedlis SP, Pillinger MH Association Between Gout and Aortic Stenosis. Am J Med. 2016 Oct 6. pii: S0002-9343(16)31010-5
  42. Oh C, Gold H, Slover J. Diagnosis of depression and other patient factors impact length of stay following total knee arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today, in press.
  43. Oh C, Gold H, Slover J. Increasing prevalence of depression in patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty in the U.S.  Journal of Arthroplasty, in press
  44. Young M, Oh C.  A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Cardiovascular Response Comparison of Unilateral Posterior-to-Anteriorly Directed Mobilization of the Neck in Pain-Free Adults, in press.
  45. Wang L, Oh C. IVF/ICSI Patients with a history of premature progesterone elevation have higher risk of the premature progesterone elevation in their next cycle: a retrospective study of 1697 patients with multicycles, in press


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