Ning Smith, PhD, is an investigator and a member of CHR's Biostatistics Core. Her research areas include obesity and obesity-related health conditions in children and young adults, vaccine effectiveness and safety, pain management and drug addictions, and meta-analysis. Dr. Smith consults with other researchers on experimental design and statistical methods such as power analysis, multiple comparisons, multivariate analyses, logistic regression, longitudinal data analysis, generalized linear models, and survival analysis.

Before joining CHR, Dr. Smith was a biostatistician in the Department of Research and Evaluation at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

She received her master’s degree and PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation focused on joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data and its application in cancer research. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

Selected Publications

  • Prevalence and Correlates of Low Pain Interference among Patients with High Pain Intensity who are Prescribed Long-Term Opioid Therapy. Adams MH, Dobscha SK, Smith NX, Yarborough BJ, Deyo RA, Morasco BJ.J Pain. 2018 Apr 26.
  • Utility of Fecal Calprotectin in Evaluation of Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Primary Care. Ramraj R, Garcia A, Mosen D, Waiwaiole L, Smith N. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Nov
  • Prepare, a randomized trial to promote and evaluate weight loss among overweight and obese women planning pregnancy: Study design and rationale. LeBlanc ES, Vesco KK, Funk KL, Karanja N, Smith N, Stevens VJ. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jul;49:174-80.
  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Lin JS, Piper MA, Perdue LA, Rutter CM, Webber EM, O'Connor E, Smith N, Whitlock EP. JAMA. 2016 Jun 21;315(23):2576-94
  • Absence of venous thromboembolism risk following quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination, Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2008-2011. Naleway AL, Crane B, Smith N, Daley MF, Donahue J, Gee J, Greene SK, Harrington T, Jackson LA, Klein NP, Tseng HF, Vellozzi C, Weintraub ES; Vaccine Safety Datalink. Vaccine. 2016 Jan 2;34(1):167-71

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