Rui Xiao, Ph.D.

Rui Xiao, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, joined the biostatistics faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in April 2010. Her main research area is statistical genetics. In particular, her methodological research focuses on developing statistical and computational methods to facilitate mapping and identification of genes
for complex traits. Her collaborative research includes studies of the genetics of schizophrenia, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Her ongoing collaborative research focuses on pediatric diseases. She is a member of the Pediatrics Biostatistics Section at CHOP, a new section within the Division of
Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Selected Publications

  • Skol AD, Xiao R, Boehnke M, Veterans Affairs Cooperative Study Investigators. An algorithm to construct genetically similar subsets of families with the use of self reported ethnicity information. American Journal of Human Genetics 77:346-354, 2005.
  • Scott LJ, Mohlke KL, Xiao R, Collins FS, Boehnke M. A genome-wide association study of type 2 diabetes in Finn detects multiple susceptibility variants. Science 316:1341-1345, 2007.
  • Xiao R, Boehnke M. Quantifying and correcting for the winner's curse in genetic association studies. Genetic Epidemiology 33: 453-462, 2009.
  • Fogarty MP, Xiao R, Prokunina-Olsson L, Scott LJ, Mohlke KL. Allelic expression imbalance at high-density lipoprotein cholesterol locus MMAB-MVK. Human Molecular Genetics 19:1921-1929, 2010.
  • Xiao R, Boehnke M. Quantifying and correcting for the winner's curse in quantitative-trait association studies. Genetic Epidemiology 35: 133-138, 2011.