Associate Professor of Community and Global Health
Bin Xie received his Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California. His research interests include obesity prevention, tobacco control and related behaviors in adolescent populations, psychological adjustment to obesity and cancer, and application of statistical analysis in prevention research. He has been involved in several projects funded by NCI, NIMH, and NIDA to evaluate intervention effects of multi-site randomized clinical trials on depression treatment for cancer patients and school-based programs on tobacco control, nutrition intervention and health promotion in adolescents, describe the growth trajectory patterns of gateway drug use from adolescence to the early adulthood, and investigate the role of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors in obesity and smoking prevention in adolescents. His research work also focuses on the disparities in health and risk behaviors, physical and mental well-being, and health care access and utilization in American minority populations.
In addition, Dr. Xie has extensive background in statistics and research methodology from years of graduate training and working experience as a research analyst and biostatistician. He has begun developing expertise in design of randomized control trials and application of advanced statistics (such as path model, structural equation model, growth cure model, random-effect mixed model, and generalized estimating equations). He has served as a faculty biostatistician providing statistical consultation for faculty, staff and graduate students on study design and analysis and has taught courses in both introductory and advanced statistics.
University of Southern California, PhD, 2005
University of Southern California, MS (Biostats), 2001
University of Utah, MS (Nutitional Science), 1999
Beijing Medical University, MD, 1993
Ell K, Xie B, Quon B, Quinn DI, Dwight-Johnson M, Lee P, Wells A, Alexander YP. Collaborative Care Management of Depression among Low-Income Patients with Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2008; 26(27): 4488-4496.
Ell K, Xie B, Wells A, Nedjat-Haim F, Lee P, Vourlekis B. Economic Stress among Low-Income Women with Cancer: Effects on Quality of Life. Cancer 2008; 112:616-25.
Xie B, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Reynolds K, Palmer PH, Gallaher P, Sun P, Qian G, Johnson CA. Socio-Demographic and Economic Correlates of Overweight Status in Chinese Adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior 2007;31(4):339-352.
Johnson CA, Xie B, Liu C, Reynolds K, Chou C, Koprowski C, Gallaher P, Spruijt-Metz D, Guo Q, Sun P, Gong J, Palmer P. Socio-Demographic and Cultural Comoparison of Overweight and Obesity Risk and Prevalence in Adolescents in Southern California and Wuhan, China. Journal of Adolescent Health 2006;39(6): 925.e1-8.
Xie B, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Reynolds K, Palmer PH, Gallaher P, Sun P, Qian G, Johnson CA. Weight Perceptions and Weight-related Socio-cultural and Behavioral Factors in Chinese Adolescents. Preventive Medicine 2006;42(3):229-34.
Xie B, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Reynolds K, Palmer PH, Gallaher P, Sun P, Qian G, Johnson CA. Weight Perceptions, Academic Performance, and Psychological Factors in Chinese Adolescents. American Journal of Health Behavior 2006;30(2): 115-124.
Xie B, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Liu C, Xia J, Gong J, Li Y, Johnson CA. Effects of Perceived Peer Isolation and Social Support availability on the Relationship between Relative Body Mass Index and Depressive Symptoms. International Journal of Obesity 2005; 29: 1137-1143.
Xie B, Liu C, Chou C, Xia J, Spruijt-Metz D, Gong J, Li Y, Wang H, Johnson CA. Weight perception and psychological factors in Chinese adolescents. J Adolescent Health 2003; 33(3):202-210.
Afghani A, Xie B, Wiswell RA, Gong J, Li Y, Johnson CA. Bone Mass of Asian Adolescents in China: the Influence of Physical Activity and Cigarette Smoking. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2003; 35(5): 720-729.
Xie B, Gilliland FD, Li Y. Effects of ethnicity, family income and education on dietary intake among adolescents. Preventive Medicine 2003; 36(1): 30-40.