Xiaohui Xu, PhD

Xiaohui Xu, PhD

Department Head/Associate Professor

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
School of Public Health
205A University at Adriance
College Station, TX   77843

Phone: 979.436.9500
Fax: 979.436.9595

Education and Training

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2007

MA, Environmental Health, Fudan University, 2002

MD, Preventive Medicine, Zhejiang University, 1999

Research Interests

  • Air pollution epidemiological studies
  • Studying susceptible population to environmental exposures modified by genetics, pre-existing health conditions, and co-exposure to other factors, etc;
  • Maternal and child health
  • Environmental exposure assessment
  • Spatial epidemiology

Teaching Interests

  • Epidemiological Methods
  • Exposure Assessment
  • Environmental Epidemiology

Recent Publications

  • Xu X, Dailey BA, Talbott EO, Ilacqua VA, Kearney G, Nabih Ra.  Associations of serum concentrations of organochlorine (OC) pesticides breast cancer and prostate cancer in US Adults. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 118(1):60-6. [PMID:20056587]
  • Xu X*, Cook RL, Ilacqua VA, Kan H, Talbott EO. Racial Differences in the Effects of Postnatal Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Neurodevelopment.  Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):705-11. [PMID:20855396]
  • Xu, X*; Hu H; Daily AB, PhD; Kearney G; Talbott  EO; Roberts CL. Potential Health Impacts of Heavy Metals on HIV-Infected Population in USA. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 2;8(9):e74288. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074288.
  • Xu X*; Hu H; Roth J; Sandie H. Ambient Air Pollution and Hypertensive Disorder of Pregnancy in Jacksonville, Florida. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014 Jan;68(1):13-20. [PMCID: PMC3878158]
  • Xu X*; Ha S; Kan H; Hu H; Curbow BA; Lissaker CTK. Health Effects of Air Pollution on Length of Respiratory Cancer Survival. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 3;13(1):800.
  • Ha S., Hu H., Roussos-Ross D., Kan H., Roth J., Xu X*. The effects of air pollution on adverse birth outcomes. Environmental Research, 2014 (134): 198–204.
  • Hu H, Odedina FT, Reams RR, Lissaker CTK, Xu X*. Racial Differences in Age-Related Variations of Testosterone Levels among US Males: Potential Implications for Prostate Cancer and Personalized Medication. REHD. 2015 2 (1):69-76.
  • Ha S., Hu H., Roth J., Kan H., Xu X*. Associations Between Residential Proximity to Power Plants and Adverse Birth Outcomes. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Aug 1;182(3):215-24. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv042. 
  • Hu H, Ha S, Warner TD, Roth J, Kan H, Henderson B, Xu X*. Association of Atmospheric Particulate Matter and Ozone with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Environmental Health Prospective.2015,  Environ Health Perspect; DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408456.
  • Chen R, Zhao A, Chen H, Zhao Z, Cai J, Wang C, Yang C, Li H, Xu X, Ha S, Li T, Kan H. Cardiopulmonary benefits of reducing indoor particles of outdoor origin: a randomized double-blind crossover trial of air purifiers. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jun 2;65(21):2279-87. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.553.