Seungmi Yang

Assistant ProfessorAssistant Professor Seungmi Yang

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Purvis Hall
1020 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1A2
seungmi.yang [at] (Email )

Departmental Profile

Professor Seungmi Yang is an Assistant Professor at McGill's Faculty of Medicine in the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health department. She is the organizer of the Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Seminar series and a member of the Healthy Birth Growth and Development Knowledge Integration (HBGDki) at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her research is interested in children and adolescent health in Indigenous and First Nations communities in Canada, infant health and birth deficiency, family transition and childhood development and the racial/socioeconomic disparities in preterm birth.



  • Childhood growth and development
  • Families
  • Infant health and deficiency
  • Indigenous communities 
  • Adverse birth outcomes



PhD in Epidemiology (2006): School of Public Health, University of Michigan


Recent Publications

Murphy, TJ, Hwang, H, Kramer, MS, Martin, RM, Oken, E, Yang, S. Assessment of eating attitudes and dieting behaviors in healthy children: Confirmatory factor analysis of the Children's Eating Attitudes Test. Int J Eat Disord. 2019; 1– 12.

Seungmi Yang, Mourad Dahhou, Tracey Bushnik, Russell Wilkins, Jay S Kaufman, Amanda J Sheppard, Michael S Kramer, Perinatal health among foreign versus native-born mothers in Canada: variations across outcomes and cohortsJournal of Public Health, , fdz006,

Shapiro, G. D., Sheppard, A. J., Bushnik, T., Kramer, M. S., Mashford-Pringle, A., Kaufman, J. S., & Yang, S. (2018). Adverse birth outcomes and infant mortality according to registered First Nations status and First Nations community residence across Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 109(5-6), 692-699.

Han K, Hadjipantelis PZ, Wang J-L, Kramer MS, Yang S, Martin RM, et al. (2018) Functional principal component analysis for identifying multivariate patterns and archetypes of growth, and their association with long-term cognitive development. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207073.

Aris IM, Rifas-Shiman SL, Li L, et al. Association of Weight for Length vs Body Mass Index During the First 2 Years of Life With Cardiometabolic Risk in Early Adolescence. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(5):e182460. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.2460