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Xueya Cai, PhD

Xueya Cai, PhDResearch Associate Professor
Ph.D. (2008) State University of New York at Buffalo

Contact Information

University of Rochester
Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
265 Crittenden Boulevard, CU 420630 
Rochester, New York 14642-0630
Office: Saunders Research Building 4208
Phone: (585) 275-2162
Fax: (585) 273-1031

Research Interests

My research interests include super learner, causal inference, missing data analysis, mixed model, and their applications to biomedical and health services research project.

My collaborations are in the area of health services research, including studies in nursing home and hospital quality of care, orthopaedic and CABG surgeries, and community vision care. I have also worked with investigators in other areas, including analgesic clinical trials, biomarker analysis, and psychiatric disorders such as alcohol dependence and bipolar disorder.

Full List of Publications

Please visit my URMC Profile for a complete list of publications or download my curriculum vitae.

Selected References

Theory and Methodological Research:

  • Cai, X, Gao S, Obudzinski S, Sanders J. Dynamic Panel Estimation in Prediction of Child Growth. DOI: 10.19080/BBOAJ.2022.11.555803

  • Cai X, Gewandter JS, He H, Tuck DC, Dworkin RH, McDermott MP. Estimands and Missing Data in Clinical Trials of Chronic Pain Treatments: Advances in Design and Analysis. Pain. 2020 Oct;161(10):2308-2320. PMID: 32453131

  • Wang D, Cai X, Tian, L. Interval Estimation for the Gini Index of Shifted Exponential Distribution under Type-II Double Censoring. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2015 (15) 69-81.
  • Wilding GE, Cai X (Corresponding Author), Hutson A, Yu Z. A Linear Model Based Test for the Heterogeneity of Conditional Correlations. Journal of Applied Statistics, 2011, 38(10): 2355-2366.
  • Liang Y, Tayo B, Cai X, Kelemen A. Differential and trajectory methods for time course gene expression data. Bioinformatics. 2005. 21: 3009-3016.
  • Cai X, Jin P. The method and its limitation to assess agreement using Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC). Journal of preventive medicine in China. 1999. 33(3): 175-76.


  • Connolly MJ, Donohue PA, Palli, Khurana S, Cai H, Georas SN. Diagnostic Impact of Race-Composite Pulmonary Function Test Results Interpretation Strategy, CHEST, 2023, ISSN 0012-3692, 
  • Sanders J, Karbach LE, Cai X, Gao S, Liu RW, Cooperman DR. Height and Extremity-Length Prediction for Healthy Children Using Age-Based Versus Peak Height Velocity Timing-Based Multipliers. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: February 17, 2021 - Volume 103 - Issue 4 - p 335-342. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.00040. PMID: 33323887
  • Li Y, Temkin-Greener H, Gao S, Cai X. COVID-19 infections and deaths among Connecticut nursing home residents: facility correlates. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 Jun. 2020 Sep;68(9):1899-1906. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16689. Epub 2020 Jul 21. PMID: 32557542

  • Li Y, Cai X, Wang M. Social media ratings of nursing homes associated with experience of care and "Nursing Home Compare" quality measures. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Apr 27;19(1):260. PMCID: PMC6487046
  • Gewandter JS, Frazer M, Cai X, Chido V, Rast S, Dugan M, Carter H, Rahman R, Stone J, Markman J. Extended-release gabapentin for failed back surgery syndrome: Results from a randomized double-blind cross-over study. Pain. 2019 May;160(5):1029-1036. PMID: 30624344
  • Li Y, Cen X, Cai X, Thirukumaran CP, Zhou J, Glance LG. Medicare Advantage Associated With More Racial Disparity Than Traditional Medicare For Hospital Readmissions. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Jul 1;36(7):1328-1335.
  • Li Y, Yin J, Cai X, Temkin-Greener H, Mukamel DB. Association of race and site of care with pressure ulcers in high-risk nursing home residents. JAMA. 2011. 306(2):179-186.
  • Nurnberger J, McInnis M, Reich W, Kastelic E, Fisher C, Erpe M, Gershon ES, Berrettini W, Laite G, Schweitzer R, Rhoadarmer K, Coleman V, Cai X, Azzouz F, Liu H, Monahan P, Wilcox HC. A high-risk study of bipolar disorder: Childhood clinical phenotypes as precursors of major mood disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;68(10):1012-20.
  • Murphy TF, Brauer AL, Sethi S, Kilian M, Cai X, Lesse AJ. Haemophilus haemolyticus: a human respiratory tract commensal to be distinguished from Haemophilus influenzae. Journal of infectious diseases. 2007. 195:81-89.

Last updated: October 12, 2023