Xiangrong Kong
Xiangrong Kong

Xiangrong Kong, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • Biostatistics (Joint)
  • Epidemiology (Joint)
  • Health, Behavior and Society (Joint)

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Center for AIDS Research
  • Center for Global Health
  • Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology

Contact Information

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

P:  4106144087
E: xkong4@jhu.edu


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

Honors and honors

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

Research Interests

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


Selected publications:

  • 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, Strauss R, S West, Strauss RW, Munoz B, Cideciyan AV., Ho A, Ibrahim MA., Schönbach EM., Cheetham J, Ervin A, H Scholl, “Progression of Visual Acuity and Fundus Autofluorescence in Recent Onset Stargardt Disease: ProgStar Study Report #4” Ophthalmology Retina, Volume 1, Issue 6, November–December 2017, Pages 514-523. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oret.2017.02.008
  • 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.