Faculty Member

Andy Kin On Wong PhD

Email Address(es)
andy.wong@uhnresearch.ca
Office Phone
416-340-4800 Extension 6276
Office Address
Toronto General Hospital 200 Elizabeth St, 7EN-238 Toronto, ON M5G 2C4
Website(s)
Assistant Scientist UHN, Assistant Clinical Professor McMaster (Adjunct)
Division(s)/Office
Epidemiology Division
Position
Assistant Professor
SGS Status
Associate Member
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  1. Understanding the disease process for specific knee osteoarthritis phenotypes: a) in those with knee osteoarthritis and altered bone quality or bone turnover; and b) in those with metabolism-related knee osteoarthritis
  2. Exploring treatment of knee osteoarthritis in those with impaired bone quality using antiresorptive therapies
  3. Determining imaging-based predictors of success in knee arthroscopic surgeries
  4. Innovating novel imaging techniques to discover more pain-sensitive measures
  5. Generating population-based references to enable individual-based diagnostic evaluation for knee osteoarthritis

Background and Experience

I am a medical imaging scientist and epidemiologist. Using this unique combination of skills, I study bones, muscles, joints, and fat in the aging population with particular focus on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and the interaction of these diseases.

I have trained in conducting primary and secondary epidemiological studies over the last 10 years. I am the co-director of the Canadian Multi-Centre Osteoporosis Bone Quality Study (CaMos BQS), a primary research study initiated in 2011, which examines over 800 women and how peripheral CT-derived structural features can predict incident fractures over 5 years.

I am also involved with leading study and questionnaire design for cycles 5/6 and 7/8 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey – with focus on bone and muscle themes, respectively. This Statistics Canada – Health Statistics Division-led study involves over 10,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast.

In addition, I collaborate on a number of other multi-centre studies including the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) in Women, the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study (MrOS), and the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) led by colleagues at UCSF.

I am specialized in diagnostic methods and longitudinal studies – in particular, bio/imaging marker tool development, reliability assessment, and disease risk prediction. My research studies cover a broad range of statistical methods including multivariable linear modeling, competitive risk/survival analyses, conditional process modeling (moderation), causal inference (mediation), factor analyses, and structural equation modeling.

I am currently seeking new students and volunteers with interest in musculoskeletal health and analytical skills development.


Additional Appointments:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Publications:

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 May 01;18(5):414-419
Li G, Papaioannou A, Thabane L, Levine MAH, Ioannidis G, Wong AKO, Lau A, Adachi JD

J Clin Densitom. 2017 Apr – Jun;20(2):226-232
Erlandson MC, Wong AKO, Szabo E, Vilayphiou N, Zulliger MA, Adachi JD, Cheung AM

J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014 Dec;14(4):401-10
Wong AK, Beattie KA, Min KK, Gordon C, Pickard L, Papaioannou A, Adachi JD, Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos) Research Group

J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014 Sep;14(3):246-54
Wong AK, Cawthon PM, Peters KW, Cummings SR, Gordon CL, Sheu Y, Ensrud K, Petit M, Zmuda JM, Orwoll E, Cauley J, Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Research Group

J Clin Densitom. 2015 Jul-Sep;18(3):408-18
Wong AK, Beattie KA, Min KK, Merali Z, Webber CE, Gordon CL, Papaioannou A, Cheung AM, Adachi JD

J Clin Densitom. 2015 Apr-Jun;18(2):260-9
Wong AK, Beattie KA, Min KK, Merali Z, Webber CE, Gordon CL, Papaioannou A, Cheung AM, Adachi JD

J Clin Densitom. 2015 Jan-Mar;18(1):124-35
Wong AK, Beattie KA, Min KK, Webber CE, Gordon CL, Papaioannou A, Cheung AM, Adachi JD

J Clin Densitom. 2015 Jan-Mar;18(1):93-101
Wong AK, Hummel K, Moore C, Beattie KA, Shaker S, Craven BC, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Giangregorio L

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 Nov;17(11):1453-60
Wong AK, Beattie KA, Emond PD, Inglis D, Duryea J, Doan A, Ioannidis G, Webber CE, O’Neill J, de Beer J, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A

Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2009 May;17(5):579-85
Wong AK, Inglis D, Beattie KA, Doan A, Ioannidis G, Obeid J, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A