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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 Research

Current Courses

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

Recent Grants and Awards

As Principal Investigator:

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:

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)

2016-2018 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), Targeted Collaborative Innovation Development Grant: A Combined Bio-Statistical and Behavioral Approach to Understanding Outcomes in Patients Living with HIV in Saskatchewan ($73,182)

Select Publications

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).

Kwaku Essien, S., Feng, C.X., Sun, W., Farag, M., Li, L., Gao, Y. (2018). Sleep duration and sleep disturbances in association with falls among the middle-aged and older adults in China: A population-based nationwide study. BMC Geriatrics 18(1).

Li, H., Bowen, A., Bowen, R., Balbuena, L., Baetz, M., Feng, C.X., Muhajarine, N., Bally, J. (2018). Preliminary Study: Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of Affective Lability Scale-18 in Pregnant and Postpartum Women. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245.

Awe, O.A., Okpalauwaekwe, U., Lawal, A.K., Ilesanmi, M.M., Feng, C.X., Farag, M. (2018). 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. International Journal of Health Planning and Management.

Tzeng, H., Okpalauwaekwe, U., Yin, C., Lynn Jansen, S., Feng, C.X., Barker, A. (2018). Do patients' demographic characteristics affect their perceptions of self-care actions to find safe and decent care? Applied Nursing Research, 43.

Feng, C.X. (2018) Zero-Augmented Accelerated Spatial Failure Model for Modeling Hospital Length of Stay Data. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology.