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Chao Xu

Assistant Professor

Chao Xu, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 271-2229, x48054

Office: Hudson College of Public Health

801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 321

Post Office Box 26901

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104



Dr. Chao Xu is an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a member of the Stephenson Cancer Center Biostatistics and Research Design Shared Resource. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from Tulane University, US. He has a broad background in statistical genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and genetic epidemiology, with specific training and expertise in genetic and genomic studies of complex diseases, such as the osteoporosis and cancer.



  • PhD, Biostatistics, Tulane University, 2018
  • MS, Systems Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 2011
  • BS, Management Information System, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, 2008



  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2018–present


  • BSE 5023 Computer Applications in Public Health
  • BSE 5663 Analysis of Frequency Data
  • BSE 6323 Molecular Genetic Epidemiology
  • BSE 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation


Research Interests:

  • Statistical genetics
  • High-dimensional statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Research design and data analysis in neurology and cancer studies
  • Statistical methods for genetic study
  • Interaction between human microbiome and environment exposures


Link to Dr. Xu's current publications

Select publications:

  1. Wang, Kuan-Song*; Yu, Gang*; Xu, Chao*, Meng, Xiang-He*, et al. Accurate Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer Based on Histopathology Images Using Artificial Intelligence. BMC Medicine, 2021, 19(1): 76. doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-01942-5 *co-first author
  2. Xu, Chao; Zhang, Ruiyuan; Shen, Hui; Deng, Hong-Wen. Medium-coverage DNA sequencing in the design of the genetic association study. European Journal of Human Genetics, 2020, 28(10):1459-1466. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0656-2.
  3. Khattab, Mohamad; Prodan, Calin; Vincent, Andrea; Xu, Chao; Jones, Kellie; Thind, Sharanjeet; Rabadi, Meheroz; Mithilesh, Shubhada; Mathews, Eleanor; Guthery, Leslie; Dale, George; Kirkpatrick, Angelia. Increased procoagulant platelet levels are predictive of death in COVID-19. Geroscience. 2021;1-11. doi:10.1007/s11357-021-00385-3
  4. Liu, Mingyang; Zhang, Yuqing; Yang, Jingxuan; …; Xu, Chao; Bronze, Michael S; Houchen ,Courtney W; Li, Ming. Zinc Dependent Regulation of ZEB1 and YAP1 Co-activation Promotes EMT Plasticity and Metastasis in Pancreatic Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2021, 160(5): 1771-1783 doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.12.077.
  5. Rao, Chinthalapally V; Xu, Chao; Farooqui, Mudassir; Zhang, Yuting; Asch, Adam S; Yamada, Hiroshi Y. Survival-Critical Genes Associated with Copy Number Alterations in Lung Adenocarcinoma. Cancers (Basel), 2021, 13(11):2586. doi: 10.3390/cancers13112586.