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|Department:||Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
915 Greene Street
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Xiao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She joined in the department after her postdoc training from the Department of Biostatistics in Yale University in 2015. She earned her PhD degree from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2013. Dr. Xiao's research mainly focuses on the development and application of powerful and efficient statistical methods for high throughput genetic data, driven by the challenges arising from the modern biology technologies such as microarray and next-generation sequencing. She specifically works on chromosomal copy number variation detection, integrative analysis of ‘omic’ data (such as SNP, methylation and expression data), and neuroimaging genetic data analysis. Much of her effort is motivated by ongoing collaboration projects in cancer, aging, maternal and child health. She is interested in providing efficient statistical tools to integrate the genetic data into practice of precision medicine. Dr. Xiao is teaching courses including Intermediate of Biostatistics, and Statistical Genetics.