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Hong Xian, Ph.D.

Professor; Biostatistics
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Courses Taught

Capstone in Biostatistics; Design and Analysis in Public Health; Statistical Programming and Study Planning: SAS; Theory of Biostatistics


  • Post-Doctoral Training in Statistical Genetic and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
  • M.S., Western Illinois University

Research Interests

Longitudinal study; twin and family study; genetically informative growth modeling; clinical, psychiatric and genetic epidemiology.

Publications and Media Placements

Xian has been principal investigator on several research projects including one R01 grant funded by NIH/NIDA and American Cancer Society Institutional Research. He has been co-investigator in a number of psychiatric and genetic epidemiology studies funded by NIH/NIDA, NIMH, NIAAA and NIA, and clinical trial and outcomes research projects funded by VA HSR&D and CSR&D.

Xian is currently on two NIH/NIA funded grants collaborating with investigators at University of California San Diego, Boston University and University of Chicago. Xian has authored or co-authored more than 125 peer-reviewed publications.

Find Hong Xian on ResearchGate