UCLA DomStat

Rong Guo

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


MS Statistics, Iowa State University, 2005
MS Genetics, Iowa State University, 1998


E-mail: rongguo@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 794-3928


Rong is a principal statistician at DOMStat with over 20 years of biomedical research experience. She has worked with investigators to address their methodological and statistical analysis needs. Rong is interested in healthcare research involving national data, such as the VA Database, and data from NHANES, NMACS and NHAMCS. She also has a special interest in survey design and data analysis.


Selected Manuscripts

1.Shieh E, Lee R, Que C, Srinivasan V, Guo R, DeLuna R, Pandit S, Simavli H, Seevaratnam R, Tsikata E, de Boer J, Chen T. Diagnostic performance of a novel 3D neuroretinal rim parameter for glaucoma using high-density volume scans. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 24;pii: S0002-9394(16)30301-4.

2. Albuquerque K, Patel M, Liotta M, Harkenrider M, Guo R, Small W Jr, Ronald P. Long-term benefit of tumor volume-directed involved field radiation therapy in the management of recurrent ovarian cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016 May;26(4):655-60.

3. Rudnisky CJ, Belin MW, Guo R, Ciolino JB; Boston Type 1 Keratoprosthesis Study Group. Visual acuity outcomes of the Boston Keratoprosthesis Type 1: multicenter study results. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb;162:89-98.e1.

4. Lekakh O, Mahoney AM, Novice K, Kamalpour J, Sadeghian A, Mondo D, Kalnicky C, Guo R, Peterson A, Tung R. Treatment of acne vulgaris with salicylic acid chemical peel and pulsed dye laser: a split face, rater-blinded, randomized controlled trial. J Lasers Med Sci. 2015 Fall;6(4):167-70.

5. Gunnala V, Guo R, Minutti C, Durazo-Arvizu R, Laporte C, Mathews H, Kliethermis S, Bhatia R. Measurement of salivary cortisol level for the diagnosis of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 May;16(4):e101-6.

6. Haddad W, Sajous C, Hummel P, Guo R. Discontinuing caffeine in preterm infants at 33-35 weeks corrected gestational age: failure rate and predictive factors. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2015 May;8(1):41-45. Van Nostrand SM, Bennett LN, Coraglio VJ, Guo R, Muraskas JK. Factors influencing independent oral feeding in preterm infants. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2015 May;8(1):15-21.

7. Shahid R, Benedict C, Mishra S, Mulye M, Guo R. Using iPads for distraction to reduce pain during immunizations. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Feb;54(2):145-8.

8. Sobol U, Rodriguez T, Smith S, Go A, Vimr R, Parthasarathy M, Guo R, Stiff P. Seven-year follow-up of allogeneic transplant using BCNU, etoposide, cytarabine and melphalan chemotherapy in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after autograft failure: importance of minimal residual disease. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Jun;55(6):1281-7.

9. Kadlec AO, Ellimoottil C, Guo R, Trinh QD, Sun M, Turk TM. Contemporary volume-outcome relationships for percutaneous nephrolithotomy: results from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Endourol. 2013 Sep;27(9):1107-13.

10. Carpenter EL, Haglund EA, Mace EM, Deng D, Martinez D, Wood AC, Chow AK, Weiser DA, Belcastro LT, Winter C, Bresler SC, Vigny M, Mazot P, Asgharzadeh S, Seeger RC, Zhao H, Guo R, Christensen JG, Orange JS, Pawel BR, Lemmon MA, Mossé YP. Antibody targeting of anaplastic lymphoma kinase induces cytotoxicity of human neuroblastoma. Oncogene. 2012 Nov 15;31(46):4859-67.

11. Goldsmith KC, Gross M, Peirce S, Luyindula D, Liu X, Vu A, Sliozberg M, Guo R, Zhao H, Reynolds CP, Hogarty MD. Mitochondrial Bcl-2 family dynamics define therapy response and resistance in neuroblastoma. Cancer Res. 2012 May 15;72(10):2565-77.

12. Schwartz MC, Sullivan L, Cohen MS, Russo P, John AS, Guo R, Guttenberg M, Rand EB. Hepatic pathology may develop before the Fontan operation in children with functional single ventricle: an autopsy study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Apr;143(4):904-9.

13. Lasa JJ, Tian ZY, Guo R, Rychik J. Perinatal course of Ebstein's anomaly and tricuspid valve dysplasia in the fetus. Prenat Diagn. 2012 Mar;32(3):245-51.

14. Vetter VL, Dugan N, Guo R, Mercer-Rosa L, Gleason M, Cohen M, Vogel RL, Iyer R. A pilot study of the feasibility of heart screening for sudden cardiac arrest in healthy children. Am Heart J. 2011 May;161(5):1000-1006.e3.

15. Abend NS, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Topjian AA, Zhao H, Guo R, Donnelly M, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ. Nonconvulsive seizures are common in critically ill children. Neurology. 2011 Mar 22;76(12):1071-7.

16. Abend NS, Gutierrez-Colina A, Zhao H, Guo R, Marsh E, Clancy RR, Dlugos DJ. Interobserver reproducibility of electroencephalogram interpretation in critically ill children. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Feb;28(1):15-9.

17. Glauser TA, Cnaan A, Shinnar S, Hirtz DG, Dlugos D, Masur D, Clark PO, Capparelli EV, Adamson PC; Childhood Absence Epilepsy Study Group. Ethosuximide, valproic acid, and lamotrigine in childhood absence epilepsy. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 4;362(9):790-9.

18. Bryant-Stephens T, Kurian C, Guo R, Zhao H. Impact of a household environmental intervention delivered by lay health workers on asthma symptom control in urban, disadvantaged children with asthma. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov;99 Suppl 3:S657-65.

19. Hogarty MD, Norris MD, Davis K, Liu X, Evageliou NF, Hayes CS, Pawel B, Guo R, Zhao H, Sekyere E, Keating J, Thomas W, Cheng NC, Murray J, Smith J, Sutton R, Venn N, London WB, Buxton A, Gilmour SK, Marshall GM, Haber M. ODC1 is a critical determinant of MYCN oncogenesis and a therapeutic target in neuroblastoma. Cancer Res. 2008 Dec 1;68(23):9735-45.

 20. Liu X, Mazanek P, Dam V, Wang Q, Zhao H, Guo R, Jagannathan J, Cnaan A, Maris JM, Hogarty MD. Deregulated Wnt/beta-catenin program in high-risk neuroblastomas without MYCN amplification. Oncogene. 2008 Feb 28;27(10):1478-88.

21. Aluru M, Xu Y, Guo R, Wang Z, Li S, White W, Wang K, Rodermel S. Generation of transgenic maize with enhanced provitamin A content. J Exp Bot. 2008;59(13):3551-62.

22. Yang C, Guo R, Jie F, Nettleton D, Peng J, Carr T, Yeakley JM, Fan JB, Whitham SA. Spatial analysis of arabidopsis thaliana gene expression in response to Turnip mosaic virus infection. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2007 Apr;20(4):358-70.

23.Radke K, Johnson K, Guo R, Davidson A, Ambrosio L. Drosophila-raf acts to elaborate dorsoventral pattern in the ectoderm of developing embryos. Genetics. 2001 Nov;159(3):1031-44.

24. Jiang H, Guo R, Powell-Coffman JA. The Caenorhabditis elegans hif-1 gene encodes a bHLH-PAS protein that is required for adaptation to hypoxia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2001 Jul 3;98(14):7916-21.