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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Jiaqiong (Susan) Xu, Ph.D.

Jiaqiong (Susan) Xu, Ph.D.

 

Jiaqiong (Susan) Xu, Ph.D.

Jiaqiong (Susan) Xu, Ph.D.

Assistant Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Research Associate, Center for Biostatistics
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

E-mail: sxu@houstonmethodist.org
Phone: 713-441-6870
Fax: 713-441-6822


Education

B.S.c.   Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China (Mathematics)
M.A.   York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Statistics)
Ph.D.   University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (Statistics)
 

Biography

After serving as a Research Assistant in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at the University of Waterloo, Dr. Xu received her academic appointment in 2003 as an Assistant Professor in the Center of American Indian Health Research of the College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She joined The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2007.

Description of Research

Dr. Xu’s biostatistics work has primarily focused on diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease in medically underserved populations. She was the biostatistician for the NIH-funded Strong Heart Study, the largest and longest longitudinal study of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors in American Indians.

Dr. Xu’s current biostatistics studies include industry-funded chemotherapy trials for her2neu negative breast cancer patients.

Major Areas of Research

Biostatistics, Clinical trial data analysis, Survival data analysis, Longitudinal data analysis, Survey data analysis, Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and Nutrition.

Recent Publications

Hakeem A, Bhatti S, Karmali KN, Dillie KS, Cook JR, Xu J, Samad Z, Chang SM. Renal function and risk stratification of diabetic and nondiabetic patients undergoing evaluation for coronary artery disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging. 3:734-745 (2010).

Peterson, L.E., Paranilam, J., Xu, J., Monzon, F.A. Genome-wide germline single nucleotide polymorphisms for cancer classification in the Framingham Heart Study. Proceedings of the IEEE 2010 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'10). Piscataway(NJ), IEEE Press (2010).

Chang SM, Nabi F, Xu J, Raza U, and Mahmarian JJ. Normal stress-only technetium-99m myocardial perfusion imaging: similar prediction of all cause mortality compared to normal scans with Additional Rest Imaging. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 55:221-230 (2010).

Moore LJ, Moore FA, Jones SL, Xu J, Bass BL . Sepsis in general surgery: a deadly complication. The American Journal of Surgery. 198:868-874 (2009).

Eilat-Adar S, Mete M, Nobmann ED, Xu J, Fabsitz RR, Ebbesson SOE, Howard BV. Dietary patterns are linked to cardiovascular risk factors but not to inflammatory markers in Alaska Eskimos. Journal of Nutrition. 139:2322-2328 (2009).

Chang SM, Nabi F, Xu J, Peterson LE, Achari A, Pratt CM, Mahmarian JJ. The coronary artery calcium score and stress myocardial perfusion imaging provide independent and complementary prediction of cardiac risk. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 54:1872-1882 (2009).

Protack CD, Bakken AM, Xu J, Saad WE, Lumsden AB, Davies MG. Metabolic Syndrome: a predictor of adverse events after Carotid Revascularization. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 49:1172-1180 (2009).
Shara NM, Resnick HE, Lu L, Xu J, Vupputuri S, Howard BV, and Umans JG. Decreased GFR, Estimated by MDRD or Cockroft-Gault Equations, Predicts Incident CVD: The Strong Heart Study. Journal of Nephrology. 22: 373-380 (2009).

Little SH, Pirat B, Kumar R, Igo SR, McCulloch M, Hartley CJ, Xu J, Zoghbi WA. Three-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography for direct measurement of vena contracta area in mitral regurgitation: in vitro validation and clinical experience. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging. 1:695-704 (2008).

Eilat-Adar S, Xu J, Zephier E, O'Leary V, Howard BV, Resnick HE: Low adherence to dietary recommendations for saturated fat, fiber, and sodium found among American Indians and other U.S. Adults with diabetes. Journal of Nutrition. 138:1699-1704 (2008).

Xu J, Lee ET, Devereux RB, Umans JG, Bella JN, Shara NM, Yeh J, Fabsitz RR, Howard BV. A longitudinal study of risk factors for incident albuminuria in diabetic American Indians: The Strong Heart Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 51:415-424, 2008.

Eilat-Adar S, Xu J, Howard BV, Uri Goldbourt U, Helaine E. Resnick HE. Gender may modify the effects of macronutrient intake on metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in American Indians: The Strong Heart Study. American Dietetic Association. 108:794-802 (2008).

Xu J, Eilat-Adar S, Loria C, Goldbourt U, Howard BV, Fabsitz RR, Zephier EM, Begum M, Mattil C, Lee ET. Macronutrient intake and glylcemic control in a population-based sample of American Indians with diabetes: The Strong Heart Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 86:480-487 (2007).

Eilat-Adar S, Xu J, Loria C, Mattil C, Goldbourt U, Howard BV, Resnick HE. Dietary calcium is associated with body mass index and body fat in American Indians. Journal of Nutrition. 137:1955-1960 (2007).

Xu J, Knowler WC, Devereux RB, Yeh JL, Begum M, Fabsitz RB, Umans JG, Lee ET. Albuminuria within the "normal" range and risk of cardiovascular disease and death in American Indians: The Strong Heart Study. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 49: 208-216 (2007).

Xu J, Eilat-Adar S, Loria C, Goldbourt U, Howard BV, Fabsitz RR, Zephier EM, Mattil C, Lee ET. Dietary fat intake and risk of coronary heart disease: The Strong Heart Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84:894-902 (2006).

Xu J, Lee ET, Best LG, Begum M, Knowler WC, Fabsitz RR, Howard BV. Association of albuminuria with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in diabetes: The Strong Heart Study. British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease. 5:334-40 (2005).