New Faculty: Xiaotian Gao
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Dr. Gao recently completed his PhD in biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh. He was a graduate research assistant in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
In his current research, Dr. Gao is engaged in robust nonparametric regression and joint models of longitudinal and survival data, with the goal of developing useful statistical tools to analyze complex longitudinal and survival data and identifying key biomarkers or genes related to human health.
“Besides the academic reputation of the department, I was attracted to the position because of its unique interdisciplinary and collaborative environment,” Dr. Gao said. “I also value the opportunity to contribute my expertise to our established and fledgling programs in public health.”