Research Interests: Cancer Epidemiology, Childhood Cancer, Health Outcomes, Health Disparities
Xiaoyan earned the degrees of Bachelor in Preventive Medicine at Shandong University in China in 2012 and Master in Molecular Medicine (specializing in Molecular Epidemiology) at Sun Yat-sen University in 2015. During her master’s program, she worked on projects exploring the invasion and metastasis mechanisms of colorectal cancer. After graduation, she became a research associate in the Guandong Institute of Gastroenterology and concentrated on colorectal cancer genetics research.
Xiaoyan has both intensive training in laboratory science conducting studies to understand disease mechanisms and in applied experience in epidemiological methods, including study design, statistical modeling of disease risk, and survival. She has published several papers on fundamental cancer research and cancer epidemiology studies.
- Wang, X., Ojha, R. P., Partap, S., & Johnson, K. J. (2020). The effect of insurance status on overall survival among children and adolescents with cancer. International Journal of Epidemiology. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyaa079.
- Wang, X., Steensma, J. T., Bailey, M. H., Feng, Q., Padda, H., & Johnson, K. J. (2018). Characteristics of The Cancer Genome Atlas cases relative to US general population cancer cases. British Journal of Cancer, 119(7), 885-892.
- Wang, X., Johnson, K. J., & Zhang, J. (2020). Evaluating Generalizability of Secondary Data. SAGE Publications Ltd.
- Delavar, A., Barnes, J. M., Wang, X., & Johnson, K. J. (2020). Associations Between Race/Ethnicity and US Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survival by Treatment Amenability. JAMA Pediatrics, 174(5), 428-436.
- Lee, J. M., Wang, X., Ojha, R. P., & Johnson, K. J. (2017). The effect of health insurance on childhood cancer survival in the United States. Cancer, 123(24), 4878-4885.
- Hsu, C. D., Wang, X., Habif Jr, D. V., Ma, C. X., & Johnson, K. J. (2017). Breast cancer stage variation and survival in association with insurance status and sociodemographic factors in US women 18 to 64 years old. Cancer, 123(16), 3125-3131.
- Ekenga, C. C., Wang, X., Pérez, M., Schootman, M., & Jeffe, D. B. (2020). A Prospective Study of Weight Gain in Women Diagnosed with Early-Stage Invasive Breast Cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, and Women Without Breast Cancer. Journal of Women’s Health, 29(4), 524-533.