About me

I am a M.D. with training in reproductive medicine and a PhD student working with Professor Unnur Valdimarsdottir, Dr. Donghao Lu, Professor Fang Fang and Dr. Arvid Sjölander.

My PhD studies focus on the early life risk factors, comorbidities, long-term health impact and pharmaceutical interventions of premenstrual disorders (PMDs). This project leverages the Stress-And-Gene-Analysis (SAGA) Cohort based in Reykjavik, Iceland and multiple Swedish nationwide healthcare registers, while combining a range of epidemiological methods, such as sibling comparison and within-individual comparison. My research interests lie at womens reproductive health, the developmental origins of diseases and infertility. For instance, mothers complications during infertility treatment and risk of diseases among the offspring.

Research description

Selected Publications

Yang Q, Thordardottir EB, Hauksdottir A, Aspelund T, Jakobsdottir J, Halldorsdottir T, Tomasson G, Runarsdottir H, Danielsdottir HB, Bertone-Johnson ER, Sjolander A, Fang F, Lu D, Valdimarsdottir UA. Association between adverse childhood experiences and premenstrual disorders: a cross-sectional analysis of 11,973 women. BMC Med. 2022;20:60.

Li Y, Sjolander A, Song H, Cnattingius S, Fang F, Yang Q, Fernandez de la Cruz L, Mataix-Cols D, Brander G, Li J, Zhang W, Fall K, D'Onofrio BM, Almqvist C, Lichtenstein P, Valdimarsdottir UA, Lu D. Associations of parental and perinatal factors with subsequent risk of stress-related disorders: a nationwide cohort study with sibling comparison. Mol Psychiatry. 2022.

Danielsdottir HB, Aspelund T, Thordardottir EB, Fall K, Fang F, Tomasson G, Runarsdottir H, Yang Q, Choi KW, Kennedy B, Halldorsdottir T, Lu D, Song H, Jakobsdottir J, Hauksdottir A, Valdimarsdottir UA. Adverse childhood experiences and resilience among adult women: A population-based study. Elife. 2022;11.

Yang, Q., A. Sjolander, Y. Li, A. Viktorin, E. R. Bertone-Johnson, W. Ye, F. Fang, U. A. Valdimarsdottir and D. Lu (2021). "Clinical indications of premenstrual disorders and subsequent risk of injury: a population-based cohort study in Sweden." BMC Med 19(1): 119.

Zhou, C. L., G. F. Xu, Q. Yang, H. H. Wang, M. X. Guo, Y. M. Xiong, X. Y. Guo, M. Hou, L. Y. Jin, J. Z. Sheng, L. He, L. Jin and H. F. Huang (2020). "Diminished verbal ability among children conceived through ART with exposure to high serum estradiol in utero." J Assist Reprod Genet 37(8): 1931-1938.

Hou, M., H. C. Gu, H. H. Wang, X. M. Liu, C. L. Zhou, Q. Yang, Z. R. Jiang, J. Lin, Y. M. Wu, Y. T. Wu, J. Z. Sheng and H. F. Huang (2019). "Prenatal exposure to testosterone induces cardiac hypertrophy in adult female rats through enhanced Pkcdelta expression in cardiac myocytes." J Mol Cell Cardiol 128: 1-10.

Jin, L., Q. Yang, C. Zhou, L. Liu, H. Wang, M. Hou, Y. Wu, F. Shi, J. Sheng and H. Huang (2018). "Profiles for long non-coding RNAs in ovarian granulosa cells from women with PCOS with or without hyperandrogenism." Reprod Biomed Online 37(5): 613-623. (co-first)

Wang, H. H., C. L. Zhou, M. Lv, Q. Yang, J. X. Li, M. Hou, J. Lin, X. M. Liu, Y. T. Wu, J. Z. Sheng and H. F. Huang (2018). "Prenatal High Estradiol Exposure Induces Sex-Specific and Dietarily Reversible Insulin Resistance Through Decreased Hypothalamic INSR." Endocrinology 159(1): 465-476.

Zhou, C., Y. Yu, Q. Yang, H. Wang, M. Hou, L. Jin, F. Zhang, J. Sheng, M. Miao, X. Yang and H. F. Huang (2018). "Motor development delay in offspring is associated with prenatal telbivudine exposure." Medicine (Baltimore) 97(9): e0053.

Tian, S., X. H. Lin, Y. M. Xiong, M. E. Liu, T. T. Yu, M. Lv, W. Zhao, G. F. Xu, G. L. Ding, C. M. Xu, M. Jin, C. Feng, Y. T. Wu, Y. J. Tan, Q. Gao, J. Zhang, C. Li, J. Ren, L. Y. Jin, B. Chen, H. Zhu, X. Y. Zhang, S. C. Chen, X. M. Liu, Y. Liu, J. Y. Zhang, L. Wang, P. Zhang, X. J. Chen, L. Jin, X. Chen, Y. C. Meng, D. D. Wu, H. Lin, Q. Yang, C. L. Zhou, X. Z. Li, Y. Y. Wang, Y. Q. Xiang, Z. W. Liu, L. Gao, L. T. Chen, H. J. Pan, R. Li, F. H. Zhang, L. F. Xing, Y. M. Zhu, C. Klausen, P. C. K. Leung, J. X. Li, F. Sun, J. Z. Sheng and H. F. Huang (2017). "Prevalence of Prediabetes Risk in Offspring Born to Mothers with Hyperandrogenism." EBioMedicine 16: 275-283.


MD, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2017


Academic honours, awards and prizes

Erik and Edith Fernström Foundation for medical research, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

Travel grant, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

PhD scholarship, The Chinese Scholarship Council, 2017

The first-class academic scholarship, the Internal Peace Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Shanghai, 2015

Saint Johns full scholarship for medical students, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2011