Lan Xiao, Ph.D.
Lan Xiao, Ph.D., is a Research Biostatistician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI). She has been involved in collaborative clinical and genomic research for a decade, with a broad range of interest and experience. Dr. Xiao has developed extensive knowledge and experience to work with investigators on nationwide multicenter projects. More than forty manuscripts/abstracts have been published in collaboration with researchers. She also has a key role in the design, data collection, and reporting of several randomized clinical trials. Her methodological research interests lie in clinical trials, longitudinal studies, and observation studies.
Prior to joining PAMFRI, Dr. Xiao worked as a Biostatistician/ Database Analyst at Mid-America Heart Institute and a Statistical Consultant at Michigan State University. Dr. Xiao received a Ph.D. in Statistical Genomics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Statistics from University of Toronto.
Ma J, Yank V, Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Rosas LG, Stafford RS. Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle intervention for weight loss into primary care: A randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173:113-21. DOI: 10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.987.
Ma J, Xiao L, Yank V. Variations between Obese Latinos and Whites in Weight-related Counseling during Preventive Clinical Visits in the U.S. Obesity. 2013 Aug;21(8):1734-41. doi: 10.1002/oby.20285.
Ma J, Xiao L. Association of general and central obesity and atopic and nonatopic asthma in US adults. J Asthma. DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2013.770014 2013.
Ma J, Xiao L, Blonstein A. Measurement of self-monitoring web technology acceptance and use in an eHealth weight-loss trial. Telemed & eHealth. 19(10):739-45. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2013.0009.
Xiao L, Yank V, Wilson SR, Lavori PW, Ma J. Two-year weight loss maintenance in primary care-based Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle interventions. Nutr Diabetes. 2013 Jun 24;3:e76. doi: 10.1038/nutd.2013.17.
Xiao L, Huang Q, Yank V, Ma J. An easily accessed web-based minimization random allocation system for clinical trials. JMIR. J Med Internet Res 2013;15(7):e139
Ma J, Strub P, Lavori PW, Buist AS, Camargo CA, Jr., Nadeau KC, Wilson SR, Xiao L. DASH for Asthma: A pilot study of the DASH diet in not-well-controlled adult asthma. Contemp Clin Trials. DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.008.
Yank V1, Xiao L1, Wilson SR, Stafford RS, Rosas LG, Ma J. Short-term weight loss patterns, baseline predictors, and longer-term follow-up within a randomized controlled trial. Obesity. 2013 Jun 6. doi: 10.1002/oby.20510. (1Joint first authorship)
Xiao L, Yank V, Ma J. Algorithm for balancing both continuous and categorical covariates in randomized controlled trials. Comput Meth Prog Bio 2012;108:1185-90.
New C, Xiao L, Ma J. Acculturation and overweight-related attitudes and behavior among obese Hispanic adults in the United States. Obesity. 2012 Nov 6. doi: 10.1002/oby.20146.
Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Ma J. Response to the letter ‘Minimization: not all it’s cracked up to be’ by Berger. Clin Trials 2011; 8: 444.
Xiao L, Lavori PW, Wilson SR, Ma J. Comparison of dynamic block randomization and minimization in randomized trials: A simulation study. Clin Trials 2010. February 18, 2011 vol. 8 no. 1 59-69.