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Xiangrong Kong, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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627 N. Washington St. RM 2-C
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008


Longitudinal and correlated data analysis, causal inference, partially missing data, HIV/AIDS, STI, physical therapy, ophthalmology.

Honors and Awards

2014-18 K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, NIAID

2010 American Statistical Association Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award

2009 Faculty Grants Award in Global Health Research, Johns Hopkins University

2006                Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS) XIII Fellow

  • Statistical methods development and application for research in HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, risk behaviors, as well as research in physical therapy and arthritis care.
  • Wawer MJ, Tobian AR, Kigozi G, Kong X, Gravitt PE, Serwadda D, Nalugoda F, Makumbi F, Ssempiija V, Sewankambo N, Watya S, Eaton KP, Oliver AE, Chen MZ, Reynolds S, Quinn TC, and Gray RH. "Male Circumcision Reduces Human Papillomavirus Transmission to HIV-Negative Female Partners: A Randomized Trial in Rakai, Uganda". The Lancet. 2011 Jan 15;377(9761):209-18.

  • Tobian AR, Kong X, Wawer MJ, Kigozi G, Gravitt PE, Serwadda D, Eaton KP, Nalugoda F, Quinn TC, and Gray RH. "Circumcision of HIV-Infected Men and Its Effect on Human Papillomavirus Transmission to Female Partners: A Randomized Trial in Rakai, Uganda." Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;11(8):604-12.

  • Kong X, Wang Mei-Cheng, and Gray R, "Analysis of longitudinal multivariate outcome data from couples: application to HPV transmission dynamics from couple cohort studies". Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2015 

  • Kong X, Kigozi G, Nalugoda F, Musoke R, Kagaayi J, Latkin C, Ssekubugu R, Lutalo T, Nantume B, Boaz I, Wawer M, Serwadda D, Gray R. "Risk behaviors changed but no risk compensation was found during 3-years of post-trail follow-up of male circumcision trial participants uncircumcised at trial closure in Rakai, Uganda". American Journal of Epidemiology, 2012 Nov 15;176(10):875-85.

  • Kong X, Gray RH, Moulton LH, Wawer M, and Wang M-C, "A modeling framework for the       analysis of HPV incidence and persistence: a semi-parametric approach for clustered binary       longitudinal data analysis". Statistics in Medicine.  2010 Dec 10;29(28):2880-9.