Sharon Xiangwen Xie

Sharon Xiangwen Xie is a Chinese biostatistician and epidemiologist who studies neurodegenerative diseases. She is a professor of biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania.[1]


Xie earned a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics at Beijing University of Technology in 1991. She came to the University of Texas at Austin for a master's degree in statistics, completed in 1993, and then moved to the University of Washington where she earned a second master's degree in biostatistics in 1995 and a Ph.D. in 1997.[1] Her dissertation, Covariate Measurement Error Methods In Failure Time Regression, was supervised by Ross L. Prentice.[2]


Xie was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2018.[3] She is program chair for the Biometrics Section of the American Statistical Association at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings.[4]


  1. ^ a b Sharon Xiangwen Xie, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, 2016-11-28, retrieved 2018-10-14
  2. ^ Sharon Xiangwen Xie at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ "Many Honored at President's Address, Awards Ceremony", AMSTAT News, October 1, 2018
  4. ^ "Program Committee", 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, retrieved 2018-10-14