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Anny Hui Xiang, PhD


Dr. Anny Hui Xiang applies her knowledge of biostatistics and physiology to her roles at Kaiser Permanente’s Department of Research and Evaluation as well as the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. She provides guidance and education on biostatistics including study design, data analysis, and results interpretation for observational studies as well as clinical trials. She also conducts independent research primarily in the areas of diabetes, pregnancy, and obesity.

Education and Training

  • BA, Shanghai Medical University
  • MS, Shanghai Medical University
  • Post-graduate training in Physiology and Biophysics, University of Southern California
  • MS, University of Southern California
  • PhD, Biometry, University of Southern California


Selected Prior Positions

2005-2009 Associate Professor of Research
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
2009-present Senior Research Scientist/Biostatistician
Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
2014-present Director of Biostatistics Research
Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California


Selected Honors and Awards

1985 Shanghai Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
Shanghai Medical University
1989-1991 Competitive Scholarship Recipient
University of Southern California

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Getahun D, Page K, Buchanan TA, Feldman K. Maternal gestational, Type 1, and Type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and risk of ADHD in offspring. Diabetes Care. 2018 (in press).
  • Xiang AH, Trigo E, Martinez MP, Katkhouda N, Beale E, Wang X, Wu J, Chow T, Montgomery C, Nayak K, Hendee F, Buchanan TA for the RISE Consortium. Impact of gastric banding versus metformin on beta-cell function in adults with impaired glucose tolerance or mild type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2018 (in press).
  • Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Page K, Buchanan TA, Feldman K. Maternal type 1 diabetes and risk of autism in offspring. JAMA. 2018 Jul 3;320(1):89-91.
  • Black MH, Shu YH, Wu J, Koebnick C, MacKay A, Watanabe RM, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH. Longitudinal increases in adiposity contribute to worsening adipokine profile over time in Mexican Americans. Obesity, 2018 Apr;26(4):703-712.
  • Bider-Canfield Z, Martinez MP, Wang X, Yu W, Bautista MP, Brookey J, Page KA, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH. Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, breastfeeding and childhood overweight at age 2 years. Pediatr Obes. 2016 Mar 8. DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12125. PMID: 2695622.
  • Xiang AH, Wang X, Martinez MP, Walthall JC, Curry ES, Page K, Buchanan TA, Getahun D. Association of maternal diabetes with autism in offspring. JAMA. 2015 Apr; 313(14):1425-1434.
  • Xiang AH, Black MH, Li BH, Martinez MP, Sacks DA, Lawrence JM, Buchanan TA, Jacobsen SJ. Racial and ethnic disparities in extremes of fetal growth after gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetologia. 2015 58: 272-281. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3420-8 PMID: 25341460.
  • Page KA, Romero A, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH. Gestational diabetes mellitus, maternal obesity, and adiposity in offspring. J Pediatr 2014 Apr; 164(4): 807-10. DOI: 10,1016/PMID:24388326.
  • Chen Z, Watanabe RM, Stram DO, Buchanan TA, Xiang AH. High caloric intake is associated with worsening insulin resistance and beta-cell function in Hispanic women after gestational diabetes. Diabetes Care 2014. Dec;37(12):3294-300. DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1433.
  • Xiang AH, Li BH, Black MH, Sacks DA, Buchanan TA, Jacobsen SJ, Lawrence JM. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes Risk after Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetologia 54(12): 3016-3021, 2011.