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Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.


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Academic: 336-716-8457 | Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • M.S., Natl Taiwan Univ College of Medicine-Taiwan, 1995
  • Ph.D., Sch Hyg & PH;Johns Hopkins U, 2002
  • Fellowship, Sch Hyg & PH;Johns Hopkins U, 2002


  • Am Statistical Assoc
  • Am Soc of Human Genetics
  • Biometric Society
  • Int'l Chinese Statistical Asso
Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.

Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

Research Interests

Prostatic Neoplasms; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Exercise
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-8457 | Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Predictors of change in physical function in older adults in response to long-term, structured physical activity: the LIFE study. Layne AS, Hsu FC, Blair SN, Chen SH, Dungan J, Fielding RA, Glynn NW, Hajduk AM, King AC, Manini TM, Marsh AP, Pahor M, Pellegrini CA, Buford TW.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;98(1):11-24.e3.

ACCORDION MIND: results of the observational extension of the ACCORD MIND randomised trial. Murray AM, Hsu FC, Williamson JD, Bryan RN, Gerstein HC, Sullivan MD, Miller ME, Leng I, Lovato LL, Launer LJ.. Diabetologia. 2017;60(1):69-80.

Response to letter to the editor on "Deriving injury risk curves using survival analysis from biomechanical experiments" [letter]. Yoganandan N, Banerjee A, Hsu FC, Bass CR, Voo L, Pintar FA, Gayzik FS.. J Biomech. 2017;52():189-190.

Modified frailty index predicts morbidity and mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Mogal H, Vermilion SA, Dodson R, Hsu FC, Howerton R, Shen P, Clark CJ.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017;24(6):1714-1721.

A genome-wide linkage and association analysis of imputed insertions and deletions with cardiometabolic phenotypes in Mexican Americans: the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Family Study. Gao C, Hsu FC, Dimitrov LM, Okut H, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Rotter JI, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Palmer ND.. Genet Epidemiol. 2017;41(4):353-362.

Modified frailty index predicts postoperative outcomes in older gastrointestinal cancer patients. Vermillion SA, Hsu FC, Dorrell RD, Shen P, Clark CJ.. J Surg Oncol. 2017;115(8):997-1003.

Genetic drivers of von Willebrand factor levels in an ischemic stroke population and association with risk for recurrent stroke. Williams SR, Hsu FC, Keene KL, Chen WM, Dzhivhuho G, Rowles JL III, Southerland AM, Furie KL, Rich SS, Worrall BB, Sale MM.. Stroke. 2017;48(6):1444-1450.

Social participation modifies the effect of a structured physical activity program on major mobility disability among older adults: results from the LIFE study. Corbett DB, Rejeski WJ, Tudor-Locke C, Glynn NW, Kritchevsky SB, McDermott MM, Church TS, Fielding RA, Gill TM, King AC, Miller ME, Chen H, Pahor M, Manini TM, Pahor M, Guralnik JM, Leeuwenburgh C, Caudle C, Crump L, Holmes L, Lee J,.. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017;():.

Genome-wide association studies from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) trial detect novel loci for recurrent stroke [abstract]. Keene K, Chen WM, Hsu FC, Williams S, Sale M, Worrall B.. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017;37(Suppl 1):173.

Relationships between coding variants in genes involved in vitamin B-12 absorption, transport, and metabolism, response to supplemental B vitamins, and recurrent stroke [abstract]. Sale MM, Hsu FC, Chen WM, Keene KL, Southerland AM, Rich SS, Worrall BB.. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2017;37(Suppl 1):334-335.

Dose of physical activity, physical functioning and disability risk in mobility-limited older adults: results from the LIFE study randomized trial. Fielding RA, Guralnik JM, King AC, Pahor M, McDermott MM, Tudor-Locke C, Manini TM, Glynn NW, Marsh AP, Axtell RS, Hsu FC, Rejeski WJ.. PLoS One. 2017;12(8):e0182155.

Device-measured physical activity as a predictor of disability in mobility-limited older adults. Mankowski RT, Anton SD, Axtell R, Chen SH, Fielding RA, Glynn NW, Hsu FC, King AC, Layne AS, Leeuwenburgh C, Manini TM, Marsh AP, Pahor M, Tudor-Locke C, Conroy DE, Buford TW.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017;65(10):2251-2256.

Optimal modified frailty index cutoff in older gastrointestinal cancer patients. Garland M, Hsu FC, Shen P, Clark CJ.. Am Surg. 2017;83(8):860-865.

Factors associated with failure to achieve a glycated haemoglobin target of less than 8.0% in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial [research letter]. Drake TC, Hsu FC, Hire D, Chen SH, Cohen RM, McDuffie R, Nylen E, O'Connor P, Rehman S, Seaquist ER.. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2016;18(1):92-95.

Associations between anxiety and depression symptoms and cognitive testing and neuroimaging in type 2 diabetes. Raffield LM, Brenes GA, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Xu J, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(1):143-149.

Shared genetic susceptibility of vascular-related biomarkers with ischemic and recurrent stroke. Williams SR, Hsu FC, Keene KL, Chen WM, Nelson S, Southerland AM, Madden EB, Coull B, Gogarten SM, Furie KL, Dzhivhuho G, Rowles JL, Mehndiratta P, Malik R, Dupuis J, Lin H, Seshadri S, Rich SS, Sale MM, Worrall BB.. Neurology. 2016;86(4):351-359.

Testing and estimation in marker-set association study using semiparametric quantile regression kernel machine. Kong D, Maity A, Hsu FC, Tzeng JY.. Biometrics. 2016;72(2):364-371.

Vitamin K status and lower extremity function in older adults: the Health Aging and Body Composition Study. Shea MK, Loeser RF, Hsu FC, Booth SL, Nevitt M, Simonsick EM, Strotmeyer ES, Vermeer C, Kritchevsky SB.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(10):1348-1355.

A systematic approach to predicting the risk of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty revision. Zhang G, Smith BP, Plate JF, Casanova R, Hsu FC, Li J, Xia L, Li KC, Poehling GG, Zhou X.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(6):991-999.

Generalization of rare variant association tests for longitudinal family studies. Chien LC, Hsu FC, Bowden DW, Chiu YF.. Genet Epidemiol. 2016;40(2):101-112.

Analysis of advanced glycation end products in the DHS Mind Study. Adams JN, Martelle SE, Raffield LM, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Hsu FC, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Hugenschmidt CE, Carr JJ, Cox AJ, Bowden DW.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(2):262-268.

Antihypertensive use and the effect of a physical activity intervention in the prevention of major mobility disability among older adults: the LIFE study. Buford TW, Miller ME, Church TS, Gill TM, Henderson R, Hsu FC, McDermott MM, Nadkarni N, Pahor M, Stafford RS, Carter CS.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016;71(7):974-981.

Analysis of the relationships between type 2 diabetes status, glycemic control, and neuroimaging measures in the Diabetes Heart Study Mind. Raffield LM, Cox AJ, Freedman BI, Hugenschmidt CE, Hsu FC, Wagner BC, Xu J, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. Acta Diabetol. 2016;53(3):439-447.

Adding genetic risk score to family history identifies twice as many high-risk men for prostate cancer: results from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial. Chen H, Liu X, Brendler CB, Ankerst DP, Leach RJ, Goodman PJ, Lucia MS, Tangen CM, Wang L, Hsu FC, Sun J, Kader AK, Isaacs WB, Helfand BT, Zheng SL, Thompson IM, Platz EA, Xu J.. Prostate. 2016;76(12):1120-1129.

Relationships between measures of adiposity with subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with type 2 diabetes. Yuan M, Hsu FC, Bowden DW, Xu J, Carrie Smith S, Wagenknecht LE, Comeau ME, Divers J, Register TC, Jeffrey Carr J, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016;24(8):1810-1818.

Changes in DNA methylation over the growing season differ between North Carolina farmworkers and non-farmworkers. Howard TD, Hsu FC, Chen H, Quandt SA, Talton JW, Summers P, Arcury TA.. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2016;89(7):1103-1110.

Randomized trial finds that prostate cancer genetic risk score feedback targets prostate-specific antigen screening among at-risk men. Turner AR, Lane BR, Rogers D, Lipkus I, Weaver K, Danhauer SC, Zhang Z, Hsu FC, Noyes SL, Adams T, Toriello H, Monroe T, McKanna T, Young T, Rodarmer R, Kahnoski RJ, Tourojman M, Kader AK, Zheng SL, Baer W, Xu J.. Cancer. 2016;122(22):3564-3575.

The association of calcium supplementation and incident cardiovascular events in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Raffield LM, Agarwal S, Hsu FC, de Boer IH, Ix JH, Siscovick D, Szklo M, Burke GL, Frazier-Wood AC, Herrington DM.. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016;26(10):899-907.

Adiposity is inversely associated with hippocampal volume in African Americans and European Americans with diabetes. Hsu FC, Yuan M, Bowden DW, Xu J, Smith SC, Wagenknecht LE, Langefeld CD, Divers J, Register TC, Carr JJ, Williamson JD, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.. J Diabetes Complications. 2016;30(8):1506-1512.

APOE genotypes associate with cognitive performance but not cerebral structure: Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Palmer Allred ND, Raffield LM, Hardy JC, Hsu FC, Divers J, Xu J, Smith SC, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Whitlow CT, Sink KM, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(12):2225-2231.

Deriving injury risk curves using survival analysis from biomechanical experiments. Yoganandan N, Banerjee A, Hsu FC, Bass CR, Voo L, Pintar FA, Gayzik FS.. J Biomech. 2016;49(14):3260-3267.

Multipoint association mapping for longitudinal family data: an application to hypertension phenotypes. Chiu YF, Lee CY, Hsu FC.. BMC Proc. 2016;10(Suppl 7):315-320.

Using hip-worn accelerometry to predict walking speed in older adults: results from the Life Study [abstract]. Corbett DB, Chen Z, Buman M, Marsh A, Gill T, Hsu F, Pahor M, Manini T.. Gerontologist. 2016;56(Suppl 3):601.

A physical activity intervention to treat the frailty syndrome in older persons-results from the LIFE-P study. Cesari M, Vellas B, Hsu FC, Newman AB, Doss H, King AC, Manini TM, Church T, Gill TM, Miller ME, Pahor M.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2015;70(2):216-222.

Heritability and genetic association analysis of neuroimaging measures in the Diabetes Heart Study. Raffield LM, Cox AJ, Hugenschmidt CE, Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Williamson JD, Hsu F, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW.. Neurobiol Aging. 2015;36(3):1602.e7-15.

The association between vitamin K status and knee osteoarthritis features in older adults: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Shea MK, Kritchevsky SB, Hsu FC, Nevitt M, Booth SL, Kwoh CK, McAlindon TE, Vermeer C, Drummen N, Harris TB, Womack C, Loeser RF.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015;23(3):370-378.

Analysis of a cardiovascular disease genetic risk score in the Diabetes Heart Study. Raffield LM, Cox AJ, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Hicks PJ, Langefeld CD, Hsu FC, Bowden DW.. Acta Diabetol. 2015;52(4):743-751.

Structural and functional assessment of the brain in European Americans with mild-to-moderate kidney disease: Diabetes Heart Study-MIND. Murea M, Hsu FC, Cox AJ, Hugenschmidt CE, Xu J, Adams JN, Raffield LM, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW, Freedman BI.. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015;30(8):1322-1329.

A fast multiple-kernel method with applications to detect gene-environment interaction. Marceau R, Lu W, Holloway S, Sale MM, Worrall BB, Williams SR, Hsu FC, Tzeng JY.. Genet Epidemiol. 2015;39(6):456-468.

Predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in type 2 diabetes: Diabetes Heart Study. Raffield LM, Hsu FC, Cox AJ, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Bowden DW.. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2015;7():58.

Interobserver reliability of quantitative muscle sonographic analysis in the critically ill population. Sarwal A, Parry SM, Berry MJ, Hsu FC, Lewis MT, Justus NW, Morris PE, Denehy L, Berney S, Dhar S, Cartwright MS.. J Ultrasound Med. 2015;34(7):1191-1200.

Relationships between cognitive performance, neuroimaging and vascular disease: the DHS-MIND study. Hsu FC, Raffield LM, Hugenschmidt CE, Cox A, Xu J, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Maldjian JA, Williamson JD, Bowden DW.. Neuroepidemiology. 2015;45(1):1-11.

Inflammation as a mediator of the association between race and atrial fibrillation: results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study. Dewland TA, Vittinghoff E, Harris TB, Magnani JW, Liu Y, Hsu FC, Satterfield S, Wassel C, Marcus GM.. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2015;1(4):248-255.

Insulin dose and cardiovascular mortality in the ACCORD trial. Siraj ES, Rubin DJ, Riddle MC, Miller ME, Hsu FC, Ismail-Beigi F, Chen SH, Ambrosius WT, Thomas A, Bestermann W, Buse JB, Genuth S, Joyce C, Kovacs CS, O'Connor PJ, Sigal RJ, Solomon S.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(11):2000-2008.

Effects of a one-year physical activity program on serum C-terminal agrin fragment (CAF) concentrations among mobility-limited older adults. Bondoc I, Cochrane SK, Church TS, Dahinden P, Hettwer S, Hsu FC, Stafford RS, Pahor M, Buford TW.. J Nutr Health Aging. 2015;19(9):922-927.

Rare variant association tests for longitudinal family studies [abstract]. Chien LC, Chiu YF, Hsu FC, Bowden D.. Genet Epidemiol. 2015;39(7):538.

Predictors of change in physical function among older adults in response to long-term exercise [abstract]. Layne A, Hsu FC, Blair SN, Chen SH, Fielding R, Hajduk AM, King AC, Buford TW.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):375.

Multiple geriatric conditions in older adults with chronic kidney disease [abstract]. Liu C, Hsu F, Beavers KM, Kashaf S, Spring B, Newman AB, Weiner D, Fielding R.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):70.

Dietary acid load and physical function in elderly: Health Aging and Body Composition Study [abstract]. Petrovic S, Hsu F, Kritchevsky SB.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):748-749.

The effects of a long-term physical activity intervention on serum uric acid in older adults at risk for physical disability. Beavers KM, Hsu FC, Serra MC, Yank V, Pahor M, Nicklas BJ.. J Aging Phys Act. 2014;22(1):25-33.

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Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.

Fang-Chi Hsu, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistical Sciences

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