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Xiangrong Kong, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

600 N. Wolfe St.
Woods Building 155B
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


Wilmer Biostatistics Center

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PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2008
BS, Beijing University of Technology, 2002

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

  • Clinical trial
  • Longitudinal and correlated data analysis
  • ophthalmology
  • survival analysis
  • clinical trials
  • infectious disease
  • program impact evaluation
  • behavioral sciences for promoting health seeking behaviors

Selected publications:

  • Campochiaro P.A., Iftikhar M, Hafiz G, Akhlaq A, Tsai G, Wehling D, Lu L, Wall G.M., Singh M.S., and Kong X, "Oral N-acetylcysteine improves cone function in retinitis pigmentosa patients in phase 1 trial". The Journal of Clinical Investigation.First published December 5, 2019,
  • Kong X*, Strauss R* (*:equal contribution), S West, H Scholl, “Visual acuity change in ProgStar study: a multi-center study on the natural history of the progression of atrophy secondary to Stardardt disease- ProgStar report #2”. Ophthalmology. 2016 Jul 1. pii: S0161-6420(16)30388-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.
  • Kong X, Kigozi G, Ssekasanvu J, Nalugoda F, Nakigozi G, Ndyanabo A, Lutalo T, Reynolds S, Ssekubugu R, Kagaayi J, Bugos E, Chang L, Pilgrim N, Grabowski M, Berman A, Quinn T, Serwadda D, Wawer M, and Gray R, “Association of Medical Male Circumcision and Antiretroviral Therapy Scale-up with Community HIV Incidence in Rakai, Uganda.”. Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 2016 Jul 12;316(2):182-90. doi: 10.1001/jama.2016.7292.
  • 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 DOI:10.1080/01621459.2014.991394
  • 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.