Dawei Xie, Ph.D.

Dawei Xie, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, joined the faculty in July 2007 after completing three years in the CCEB as an Instructor. Her primary method research interests are analysis of complex survey data with a special interest in small area estimation. She has been the lead biostatistician for a project with NCI, NCHS, CDC, and University of Michigan to develop new methods for combining information from national surveys such as the BRFSS and the NHIS. Her applied interests are in the areas of chronic kidney disease and disability research. She is the lead for the biostatistical team for Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC), a large multi-center cohort study funded by NIDDK. In the area of disability research, she works closely with Dr. Margaret Stineman to study factors that affect the function change in elderly, or veterans with lower extremity amputations.

Selected Publications

  • Xie D, Raghunathan TE, Lepkowski JM. Estimation of the proportion of overweight individuals in small areas - a robust extension of the Fay-Herriot model. Statistics in Medicine 26(13): 2699-2715, 2007.
  • Raghunathan TE, Xie D, Schenker N, Parsons VL, Davis WW, Dodd KW, Feuer EJ. Combining information from two surveys to estimate county-level prevalence rates of cancer risk factors and screening. Journal of the American Statistical Association 102(478): 474, 2007.
  • Xie D, Joffe MM, Brunelli SM, Beck G, Chertow GM, Fink JC, Greene T, Hsu C, Kusek JW, Landis JR, Lash J, Levey AS, O'Conner A, Ojo A, Rahman M, Townsend RR, Wang H, Feldman HI. A comparison of change in measured and estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with nondiabetic kidney disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 3(5): 1332-1338, 2008.
  • Stineman MG, Xie D, Pan Q, Kurichi JE, Saliba D, Streim J. Activity of daily living staging, chronic health conditions and perceived lack of home accessibility features among elderly people living in the community. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59(3):454-462, 2011.
  • Tannen RL, Weiner MG, Xie D. Use of primary care electronic medical record database in drug efficacy research on cardiovascular outcomes: comparison of database and randomised controlled trial findings. British Medical Journal 338(b81):1-9, 2009.