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Xinkai Zhou

Senior Statistician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research


M.S. Statistics, University of California, San Diego 2014
B.S. Applied Mathematics, Hohai University, Nanjing, China 2012


Work Email Address: xinkaizhou@mednet.ucla.edu


Xinkai Zhou is a senior statistician at the Department of Medicine Statistics Core. He has collaborated with investigators from the Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC), Stein Eye Institute and other institutions on a variety of clinical trials and biomedical research projects. He is interested in high-dimensional biological data such as genomics and epigenetics, and the statistical methods (correcting for unmeasured factors, integrative analysis of multiple omics data sources, selective inference and so on) for analyzing them. Prior to joining UCLA, he spent a year as a data scientist at Supplyframe Inc., a search engine company that specializes in electronic parts, and built data-driven products that were used for optimizing the advertisement delivery system. When he is not doing statistics, he likes to play basketball or to catch waves with his surfboard.


Zhou, X., Ronghui Xu, and David Elashoff. 2017. Local Odds Ratio Is More Efficient Than Correlation Coefficient For Modeling Longitudinal Ordinal Data. In JSM Proceedings, Biometrics Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association.

Guerrero, A.D, Zhou, X., and Chung, P.J. “How Well is the Medical Home Working for Latino and Black Children” 2017. Maternal and Child Health Journal, (2017): 1-9.

Apinyawasisuk, S., Zhou, X., Tian, J. J., Garcia, G. A., Karanjia, R., and Sadun, A. A. “Validity of Forced Eyelid Closure Test: A Novel Clinical Screening Test for Ocular Myasthenia Gravis." Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology, 37(3):253--257, 2017

Parmar, P.K., Barina, C., Low, S., Thun, K.T., Otterness, C., Mhote, P.P., Htoo, S.N., Kyaw, S.W., Lwin, N.A., Maung, C., Moo, N.M., Shwe Oo, E.K., Reh, D., Mon, N.C., Zhou, X., and Richards, A.K. “Migration Patterns and Their Associations with Health and Human Rights in Eastern Myanmar after Political Transition:  Results of a Population-Based Survey Using Multi-staged Household Cluster Sampling" 2017. Submitted to Conflict and Health.

Thiel de Bocanegra, H., Navarro, S.K., Nonzee, N. J., Vangala, S., Zhou, X., Chang, C., and Moscicki, A.B., “Trends in Cervical Cancer Screening in California's Family Planning Program" 2017. Submitted to JAMA

 Lisberg, A, Goldman, J.W., Wolf, B., Tucker, D.A., Horton, J., Hu-Lieskovan, S., Zaretsky, J.M., Carroll, J., Velez, M., Hunt, J., Bornazyan, K., Ellis-Calleo, T., Strunck, J., Famenini, S., Madrigal, J., Kamranpour, N., Chau, K., Zhou, X., Grogan, T., Elashoff, D.A., Young, P., Pietras, R., Ribas, T., Dubinett, S.M., Slamon, D.J., and Garon, E.B. “Association Between EGFR Mutational Status, Prior EGFR Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (TKI) Therapy, and Response to Pembrolizumab in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients" 2017. Submitted to Journal of Thoracic Oncology.