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Dr. Cindy Xin Feng Associate Professor

Research Areas

  • Spatial statistics and disease mapping
  • Statistical methods for survival and longitudinal data
  • Environmental and ecological statistics
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Functional data analysis

Current Courses

  • PUBH 805 - Biostatistics for Public Health
  • PUBH 842 - Current Biostatistical Methods and Computer Applications

Recent Grants and Awards

As Principal Investigator:

2019-2023 PI, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Statistical Models and Diagnostics Tools for Spatially Correlated Skewed and Heterogeneous Data ($80,000)

2013-2019 PI, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Joint Modeling of Multiple Spatial Temporal Outcomes ($90,000) 

2016-2019 Co-PI, MITACS Accelerate Grant, Modeling Fatal and Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries in Saskatchewan ($45,000)

2016-2020 Co-PI, Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB)(Industrial Contract), Modeling fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries in Saskatchewan ($65,800)


As Co-Investigator:

2019-2020 Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Spatial Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Environment and Health Workshop ($25,000)

2019 Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, Data Science Bootcamp ($15,000)

2018-2021 Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute Collaborative Research Team (CANSSI-CRT), Spatial Modeling of Infectious Diseases: Environment and Health ($180,000)

2018-2021 Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), Health Sciences Collaborating Centre ($10,000)

2017-2017 Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research, Patient Engagement Application Development Award, Sprout Grant (PEAD) ($1,700)

Select Publications

Li, H., Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Feng, C., Muhajarine, N., & Balbuena, L. (2020). Mood instability across the perinatal period: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 264, 15-23.

Snead, E. C., Milo, J. E., McCrea, C. A., Montgomery, J. E., Feng, C. X., Wesolowski, M. J., . . . Wesolowski, C. A. (2019). Tikhonov gamma variate adaptive regularization applied to technetium Tc 99m diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid plasma clearance, compared with three other methods, for measuring glomerular filtration rate in cats. American journal of veterinary research, 80(4), 416-424.

Dankwah, E., Zeng, W., Feng, C.X., Kirychuk, S., Farag, M. (2019). The social determinants of health facility delivery in Ghana. Reproductive health, 16 (1), 101

Li, H., Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Balbuena, L., Feng, C.X., Bally, J., Muhajarine, N. (2019). Mood instability during pregnancy and postpartum: a systematic review. Archives of women's mental health, 1-13

McArthur, C., Rostami, M., Saarela, O., Suria, M.O., Feng, C.X., Berg, K. (2019). Resident-Level Factors Associated with Hospitalization Rates for Newly Admitted Long-Term Care Residents in Canada: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Canadian Journal on Aging, 1-8

Tzeng, H.M., Okpalauwaekwe, U., Feng, C.X., Jansen, S. L., Barker, A., Yin, C. Y. (2019). Exploring associations between older adults' demographic characteristics and their perceptions of self-care actions for communicating with healthcare professionals in southern United States. Nursing Open

Ahmed, A., Bowen, A., Feng, C.X., Muhajarine, N. (2019). Trajectories of maternal depressive and anxiety symptoms from pregnancy to five years postpartum and their prenatal predictors. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19(1).

Li, H., Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Balbuena, L., Baetz, M., Feng, C., . . . Bally, J. (2019). Preliminary study: Factor structure and psychometric properties of Affective Lability Scale-18 in pregnant and postpartum women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 312.

Awe, O. A., Okpalauwaekwe, U., Lawal, A. K., Ilesanmi, M. M., Feng, C., & Farag, M. (2019). Association between patient attachment to a regular doctor and self‐perceived unmet health care needs in Canada: A population‐based analysis of the 2013 to 2014 Canadian community health surveys. The International journal of health planning and management, 34(1), 309-323.

Tzeng, H. M., Okpalauwaekwe, U., Feng, C., Jansen, S. L., Barker, A., & Yin, C. Y. (2019). Exploring associations between older adults’ demographic characteristics and their perceptions of self‐care actions for communicating with healthcare professionals in southern United States. Nursing open, 6(3), 1133-1142.