X. Joan Hu

Professor of Statistics

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A1S6
Email: joanh@stat.sfu.ca
Tel: (778) 782-6714
Fax: (778) 782-4368
Office: Room SSC K10555, SFU Burnaby Campus

Research Interests  |  Teaching  |  Brief Biography  |  Publications

Research Interests

Dr. Hu's statistical research has primarily been in methodological development for handling complex data. Her contributions in the area include pseudo-likelihood based and estimating function approaches with supplementary information. Growing from her early work on incomplete event history data, such as censored/truncated lifetimes and panel counts, Dr. Hu's current interests are in various imperfect stochastic process data. Her on-going projects include analyses of longitudinal data with latent classes and marked point processes with spatial correlations. Another research area is statistical monitoring in clinical trials. Motivated by an ACTG clinical trial, she proposed the repeated confidence bands approach for interim reviews jointly with Steve Lagakos.

Dr. Hu has collaborated with investigators in a variety of research fields, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, public health, reliability, forest fire management, political science and marketing. She enjoys identifying statistical problems from real-life projects and developing approaches to dealing with the issues. Her ongoing collaborative projects include the ones from the pediatric mental health program at University of Alberta and from the opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) program at BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Teaching (in the current academic year)

Brief Biography

Featured Publications (in the last six years)

Papers in Statistical Journals

  • Huang, Y., Hu, X.J., and Dagne, G.A. (2014) ``Jointly modeling time-to-event and longitudinal data: a Bayesian approach," Statistical Methods & Applications, 23: 95-121.
  • Wang, H., Hu, X.J., McBride, M.L., and Spinelli, J.J. (2014) ``Analysis of Counts with Two Latent Classes, with Application to Risk Assessment Based on Physician-Visit Records of Cancer Survivors," Biostatistics, 15: 384-397. (Supplementary Material)
  • Hu, X.J. and Rosychuk, R.J. (2016) ``Marginal Regression Analysis of Recurrent Events with Coarsened Censoring Times," Biometrics, 72: 1113-22. (Supplementary Material)
  • Braun, W.J., Hu, X.J., and Kang, X. (2018) ``Data Sharpening in Local Regression Guided by Global Constraint," Statistica Sinica, 28: 2733-48. (Supplementary Material)
  • Xiong, Y., Bingham, D., Braun, W.J., and Hu, X.J. (2018) ``Moran's I Statistic-Based Nonparametric Test with Spatio-Temporal Observations," Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 31:1, 244-267 DOI: 10.1080/10485252.2018.1550197
  • Kang, K., Song, X., Hu, X.J., and Zhu, H. (2018) ``Bayesian adaptive group lasso with semiparametric hidden Markov models," Statistics in Medicine, 38:9, 1634-1650 DOI: 10.1002/sim.8051
  • Liu, L, Liu, Y., Xiong, Y, and Hu, X.J. (2019) ``Cox Regression of Clustered Event Times with Covariates Missing Not at Random," Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 46(4), 1315-1346.
  • Li, D., Hu, X.J., McBride, M.L., and Spinelli, J.J. (2020) ``Multiple Event Times in the Presence of Informative Censoring: Modeling and Analysis by Copulas", Lifetime Data Analysis, 26: 573-602. doi: 10.1007/s10985-019-09490-0
  • Guo, L., Xiong, Y., and Hu, X.J. (2020) ``Estimation under Cox Cure Model with Covariates Missing Not at Random, with Application to Disease Screening/Prediction", Canadian Journal of Statistics, doi: 10.1002/cjs.11550
  • Thiessen, M., Cui, Q., Hu, X.J., and Rosychuk R.J. (2020) ``Exploring Spatio-temporal Patterns in Mental Health Related Emergency Department Use from Children and Adolescents", Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, to appear.
  • Papers of Statistical Applications

  • Rosychuk, R.J., Newton, A.S., and Hu, X.J. (2019). ``Age Acts the Impact of Important Predictors on Mental Health Emergency Department Visits," Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 2019 Oct;46(4):625-635. doi: 10.1007/s11414-018-9642-7
  • Mackey, D., Lachance, C.C., Wang, P.T., Feldman, F. Laing, A.C. Leung, P.M., Hu, X.J., and Robinovitch, S.N. (2019). ``Randomized trial of compliant flooring for the prevention of fall-related injuries in long term care: The Flooring for Injury Prevention (FLIP) Study", PLOS Medicine, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011757

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