DR Sophia Xie

DR Sophia Xie




  • Dr Xie is currently a senior statistician at the Melbourne EpiCentre, University of Melbourne. Dr Xie is also an Honorary Professor of School of Public Health, Xinxiang Medical University (China). Dr Xie is also Statistical Editor of the Cochrane Library (ACE group) and a reviewer for over 10 peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Xie holds a Bachelor degree in Medicine (MD, 1996) Masters’ in Public Health (MPH, 1999) and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2003). Dr Xie has accumulated some 20 years of experience and leadership skills in the fields of biostatistics, research and teaching. As a biostatistician and methodologist, Dr Xie has been involved in studies with a wide variety of different content areas, designs and settings. Her major area of expertise is in modelling the impact of chronic illness (diabetes, CVD) on public health and individual wellbeing. She also has experience and special interest in design and analysis of randomised controlled trials. To date, in total Dr Xie has been an Principle Investigator (PI) or Chief Investigator (CI) on over 20 research national/international competitive grants to the value of over $5 million (>AU$2.0 million and 3.0 million RMB) from the NHMRC, ARC (Australia), China National Science Foundation (CNSF, China), and The Medical Research Council (MRC, UK). In the past 10 years, she has published more than 75 papers in high quality international journals, including BMJ, JAMA Ophthalmology, Nature Communications, Ophthalmology, Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, Stroke, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and Obesity. Her papers have been cited 1488 times in the past five years. Dr. Xie’s current research focuses on four major related themes: 1. Development, validation and refinement of risk prediction model and evaluation of new biomarkers for risk prediction using novel statistical modelling approaches for accelerating the translation of public health research into general   


Member of

  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Member 2008 -
  • Global Fund on AIDS in Henan Province. Expert 2005 -
  • Henan Population Association. Director 2004 -
  • China Medical Statistics Association. Member 2003 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Zhengzhou University 2003
  • MPH, Xi'an Jiaotong University 1999
  • MD, Zhengzhou University 1996

Awards and honors

  • Harold Mitchell Travel Award, 2009
  • Second prize, Teaching Competition for Young Teachers in Zhengzhou University, 2004
  • Aging trend and Well-off Society Construction in Henan province (Third prize), Henan Population Scientific Research Achievements, 2004
  • Analysis of the sex ratio in Henan province (Second prize), Henan Population Scientific Research Achievements, 2004
  • Henan Provincial Government, 2003


Available for supervision

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