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Xinyu Tang, Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor, College of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Biostatistics


  • Basic Scientist

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-6631
    Fax: 501-364-1431
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • M.S. in Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Graduate Diploma in Mathematics, University of Auckland, 2005
  • B.A. in English, Certificate in Applied Math and Software Design, East China University of Science and Technology, 2003

Recent Honors

  • Outstanding Student Award, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Student Travel Award, Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop , 2009
  • Distinguished Student Paper Awards for the 2010 ENAR Spring Meetings, The International Biometric Society, Eastern North American Region (ENAR), 2010
  • Travel Award, The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Writing Workshop, 2011
  • Travel Award, ENAR Workshop for Junior Biostatisticians in Health Research, 2012
  • Best Paper Award (co-author) -CPR/Resuscitation, Society of Critical Care Medicine Meeting, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Li M., Li J., Wei C., Lu Q., Tang X., Erickson SW., MacLeod SL., Hobbs CA. A three-way interaction among maternal and fetal variants contributing to congenital heart defects. Ann Hum Genet 2016 January; 80(1):20-31.
  • Journal Article, Gupta P., Tang X., Rettiganti M., Lauer C., Kacmarek RM., Rice TB., Markovitz BP., Wetzel RC. Association of house staff training with mortality in children with critical illness. Acta Paediatr 2016 February; 105(2):e60-6.
  • Journal Article, Zarate YA., Sellars E., Lepard T., Tang X., Collins RT II. Aortic dilation, genetic testing and associated diagnoses. Genet Med 2016 April; 18(4):356-63.
  • Journal Article, Harik NS., Com G., Tang X., Melguizo-Castro M., Stemper ME., Carroll JL. Clinical characteristics and epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children with cystic fibrosis from a center with a high MRSA prevalence. Am J Infect Control 2016 April; 44(4):409-15.
  • Journal Article, Gupta P., Pasquali SK., Jacobs JP., Jacobs ML., Tang X., Gossett JM., Praestgaard AH., Schexnayder SM., Berg RA., Nadkarni VM. Outcomes following single and recurrent in-hospital cardiac arrests in children with heart disease: a report from American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Registry- Resuscitation. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2016 June; 17(6):531-9.
  • Journal Article, Agarwal A., Marks N., Wessel V., Willis D., Bai S., Tang X., Ward WL., Schellhase DE., Carroll JL. Improving knowledge, technical skills and confidence among pediatric health care providers in the management of chronic tracheostomy using a simulation model. Pediatr Pulmonol 2016 July; 51(7):696-704.
  • Journal Article, Zarate YA., Clingenpeel R., Sellars EA., Tang X., Kaylor JA., Bosanko K., Linam LE., Byers PH. COL1A1 and COL1A2 sequencing results in cohort of patients undergoing evaluation for potential child abuse. Am J Med Genet A 2016 July; 170(7):1858-62.
  • Journal Article, Shinkawa T., Tang X., Gossett JM., Mustafa T., Hategekimana F., Watanabe F., Miyazaki T., Yamagishi M., Imamura M. Valved polytetrafluoroethylene conduits for right ventricular outflow tract reconstruction. Ann Thorac Surg 2015 July; 100(1):129-37.
  • Journal Article, Shinkawa T., Lu CK ., Chipman C., Tang X., Gossett JM., Imamura M. The mid-term outcomes of bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement in children. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Autumn; 27(3):257-338.
  • Journal Article, Tang X., Hobbs CA., Cleves MA., Erickson SW., MacLeod SL., Malik S., the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. Genetic variation affects congenital heart defect susceptibility in offspring exposed to maternal tobacco use. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 2015 October; 103(10):834-42.

Recent Grant Awards

  • Biostatistical Core for Improved Understanding of Medical and Psychological Needs (I-MAP) in Veterans and Service Members with Chronic TBI , DOD, 2016-09-26 00:00:00-2017-09-25 00:00:00

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