Xin (Thomas) Yang

Research Data Analyst in the Institute of Business Analytics

Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science

Phone: 205-348-3267
Email: xyang15@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Before becoming a Research Data Analyst in the Institute of business analytics in the Culverhouse College of Commerce, Xin Yang has worked for two years as the Research and Development Manager at Nanjing Potomac Biotech in Nanjing, China.

Dr. Yang's research focuses on applying statistical analysis to multiple disciplines ranging from biology, health and medicine, engineering, and psychology, among others. Specifically, his emphasis includes statistical methodologies such as mixed models, longitudinal data analysis, and conducted reviews for high impact journals.


B.S., Biological Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

M.S., Applied Statistics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Honors Achievements & Affiliations

2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship (The University of Alabama)

2010 The Joab Longston Thomas Scholarship (The University of Alabama)

Selected Publications

Berrocal-Lobo, M., Stone, S., Yang, X., Antico, J., Callis, J., Ramonell, K. M., & Somerville, S. (2010). ATL9, a RING zinc finger protein with E3 ubiquitin ligase activity implicated in chitlin-and NADPH oxidase-mediated defense responses. PloS one, 5(12), e14426.

DiNapoli, E. A., Pierpaoli, C. M., Shah, A., Yang, X., & Scogin, F. (2017). Effects of
Home-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression on Anxiety
Symptoms among Rural, Ethnically Diverse Older Adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(3),

Doulah, A., Farooq, M., Yang, X., Parton, J., McCrory, M. A., Higgins, J. A., & Sazonov,
E. (2017). Meal Microstructure Characterization from Sensor-Based Food Intake
Detection. Frontiers in Nutrition, 4.

Faiza Ferdousy, K. G., Xin Yang, Jane Rasco, Kim Lackey. (2007). Chapter 12
Reproduction Biology: The Study of Life: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Formby, C., Payne, J., Yang, X., Wu, D., & Parton, J. M. (2017). Repeated
Measurement of Absolute and Relative Judgments of Loudness: Clinical Relevance for
Prescriptive Fitting of Aided Target Gains for soft, Comfortable, and Loud, But Ok Sound
Levels. Paper presented at the Seminars in hearing.

Hay-McCutcheon, M. J., Hyams, A., Yang, X., Parton, J., Panasiuk, B., Ondocsin, S., . . .
Scogin, F. (2017). An Exploration of the Associations Among Hearing Loss, Physical
Health, and Visual Memory in Adults From West Central Alabama. Journal of Speech,
Language, and Hearing Research, doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-H- 1016-0369.

Li, B.-H., He, F.-P., Yang, X., Chen, Y.-W., & Fan, J.-G. (2017). Steatosis induced CCL5
contributes to early-stage liver fibrosis in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease progress.
Translational Research, 180, 103-117. e104.

Yang, P., Ma, J., Yang, X., & Li, W. (2017). Peripheral CD4+ naïve/memory ratio is an
independent predictor of survival in non-small cell lung cancer. Oncotarget.

Yang, X., Deng, F., & Ramonell, K. M. (2012). Receptor-like kinases and receptor-like
proteins: keys to pathogen recognition and defense signaling in plant innate immunity.
Frontiers in Biology, 7(2), 155-166.

Zhang, N., Yang, X., Zhu, X., Zhao, B., Huang, T., & Ji, Q. (2017). Type 2 diabetes
mellitus unawareness, prevalence, trends and risk factors: National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2010. Journal of International Medical Research,
45(2), 594-609.

Pamela Payne-Foster, Erin L. P. Bradley, Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola, Xin Yang, Zaneta
Gaul, Jason Parton, Madeline Y. Sutton & Susan Gaskins (2017): Testing our FAITHH:
HIV stigma and knowledge after a faith-based HIV stigma reduction intervention in the
Rural South, AIDS Care, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1371664