Jiaqiong (Susan) Xu, PhD

            Making a difference in the field of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and renal disease by continuing to develop her investigative skills is the goal of Dr. Jiaqiong Xu.

            Dr. Xu has served as research associate at the Center for Biostatistics, Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston, Texas, since 2007.

            Currently Dr. Xu provides broad analytical support, including consulting and advising researchers and clinicians on study design, data analysis, sample size, and power calculations. She conducts statistical analysis of quantitative research projects, including analyses of clinical data, longitudinal data, morbidity and mortality data, and surveillance data.  She collaborates with investigators and researchers in the writing of grant proposals and research manuscripts.  

            Throughout her career, she has worked to apply basic and advanced statistical methodologies to health sciences and collaborated with diverse investigators in multidisciplinary research.

            Born in the Peoples Republic of China in May, 1965, she earned a BSc in mathematics from Sichuan University, China; an MSc in statistics and economics from Southwest Petroleum University, China; an MA in statistics, York University, Canada; and a PhD in statistics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

            Dr. Xu began her career as a biostatistician with the Center for American Indian Health Research (CAIHR) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. CAIHR focuses on epidemiologic research of major chronic diseases that affect the American Indian population, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Among other research projects, CAIHR houses the Strong Heart Study (SHS), the largest and longest successful longitudinal study of CVD and its risk factors in individuals with diabetes in the US

            Her SADF research examined low-grade albuminuria and risk of cardiovascular disease and death in American Indians.

            She has authored five publications and co-authored the same publications in the area of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and nutrition. She also has co-authored a book chapter, “Nutrition and cardiovascular disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives,” Fatty Acids in Health and Disease, the American Oil Chemists Society, which is in press. She additionally serves as a reviewer for Circulation, American Journal of Kidney Diseases and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  

            Dr. Xu and her husband and two daughters reside in Missouri City. Her hobbies and interests are reading, walking, gardening and travel.

Email: SXu@tmhs.org

Website: http://tmh.tmc.edu/tmhri/Cores_Content/Cores_CenterForBiostatistics.html

Phone: 713-441-6870

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