Xiaoxing is a 4th year PhD student at Duke University graduating in 2018. Previously, she obtained Master’s of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and completed a five-year Bachelor of Medicine program at Peking University.
Xiaoxing designs epidemiological studies, implements interdisciplinary research projects and performs statistical analysis examining the cardiopulmonary health impact of air pollution and exposure reduction with exploratory investigations on the toxicological mechanisms. She is leading a randomized crossover study recruiting asthmatic children to investigate potential health benefit of indoor air filtration intervention in areas with high ambient air pollution (funded by Underwriter Laboratory Inc). Previously, Xiaoxing led the implementation and statistical analysis of a crossover study on the cardiopulmonary impact of overnight air filtration among healthy adults (NCT02736487). Her responsibilities included identifying the time points and biomarkers for health outcome evaluation, designing inclusion/exclusion criteria and related questionnaires, composing IRB application, study registration at ClinicalTrial.gov, recruitment and management of 7 research staff and 71 study subjects, budgeting, assessment of cardiovascular outcomes and respiratory inflammation during 16 clinical visits and overseeing the collection, unique numbering and storage of biological specimens. Currently she is conducting mixed effects models on the data collected.