• 1778 Citations
  • 25 h-Index

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Personal profile

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 Houston Methodist Research Institute in 2007.

Research interests

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.

Education/Academic qualification

Statistics, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada

Jul 1 1999Jun 30 2003

Statistics, MS, York University, Toronto, Canada

Jul 1 1998Jun 30 1999

BSc, Sichuan University

Jul 1 1982Jun 30 1986

Research Area Keywords

  • Outcomes, Quality & Health Care Performance
  • Systems Medicine & Bioinformatics

Free-text keywords

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical trial data analysis
  • Survival data analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Nutrition

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Research Output

  • 1778 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 51 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article


Shakil, J., Cubb, T. D., Yehya, A., Zand, A., Xu, J. & Robbins, R. J., 2020, In : Endocrine Practice. 26, 8, p. 909-914 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Comparison of Echocardiographic Assessment of Tricuspid Regurgitation Against Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Zhan, Y., Senapati, A., Vejpongsa, P., Xu, J., Shah, D. J. & Nagueh, S., Jul 1 2020, In : JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 13, 7, p. 1461-1471 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Decreasing Heart Failure Readmissions Among Older Patients With Cognitive Impairment by Engaging Caregivers

    Agarwal, K. S., Bhimaraj, A., Xu, J., Bionat, S., Pudlo, M., Miranda, D., Campbell, C. & Taffet, G., May 1 2020, In : The Journal of cardiovascular nursing. 35, 3, p. 253-261 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Percutaneous Left Axillary Artery Placement of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in Advanced Heart Failure Patients

    Bhimaraj, A., Agrawal, T., Duran, A., Tamimi, O., Amione-Guerra, J., Trachtenberg, B., Guha, A., Hussain, I., Kim, J., Kassi, M., Xu, J., Suarez, E. E., Ngo, U. Q., Torre-Amione, G. & Estep, J. D., Apr 2020, In : JACC: Heart Failure. 8, 4, p. 313-323 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Preventive efficacy of a tenofovir alafenamide fumarate nanofluidic implant in SHIV-challenged nonhuman primates

    Pons-Faudoa, F. P., Sizovs, A., Shelton, K. A., Momin, Z., Bushman, L. R., Xu, J., Chua, C. Y. X., Nichols, J. E., Hawkins, T., Rooney, J. F., Marzinke, M. A., Kimata, J. T., Anderson, P. L., Nehete, P. N., Arduino, R. C., Ferrari, M., Sastry, K. J. & Grattoni, A., Jan 1 2020, In : bioRxiv. p. 2020.05.13.091694

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle