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Jing Ning

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Design and analysis of clinical trials
  • Joint Modeling of Disease recurrence and survival
  • Joint modeling or longitudinal measurements and recurrent events
  • Nonparametric and semi-parametric statistical methods
  • Univariate and multivariate survival analysis

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St
Unit Number: 1411
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT4. 6006
Phone: 713-792-5310
Fax: 713-563-4242

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2008 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, PHD, Biostatistics
2002 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, MS, Probability and Statistics
1999 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, BS, Statistics

Postgraduate Training

9/2007-6/2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Honors and Awards

2003 Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Johns Hopkins University
2002 "Shing-Tung Yau” Award in Recognition of Excellent Research Achievements, University of Science and Technology of China
1997 Award for Global Top Five Scores in Exam 100 by Society of Actuaries, Society of Actuaries

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association
Member, 2005-present
Eastern North American Region (ENAR), International Biometric Society
Member, 2005-present
Institute of Mathematical Statistics
Member, 2011-present
International Chinese Statistical Association
Member, 2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Choi S, Huang X, Ju H, Ning J. Semiparametric accelerated intensity models for correlated recurrent and terminal events. Statistica Sinica. In Press.
2. Zhu H, Ning J, Shen Y, Qin J. Semiparametric density ratio modeling of survival data from a prevalent cohort. Biostatistics. e-Pub 6/2016. PMID: 27354710.
3. Cai C, Ning J, Huang X. A Bayesian multi-stage cost-effectiveness design for animal studies in stroke research. Stat Methods Med Res. e-Pub 7/8/2016. PMID: 27405325.
4. Ning J, Rahbar MH, Choi S, Hong C, Piao J, del Junco DJ, Fox EE, Rahbar E, Holcomb JB. A joint latent class analysis for adjusting survival bias with application to a trauma transfusion study. Stat Med 35(1):65-77, 1/2016. PMCID: PMC4715697.
5. Liu H, Ning J, Qin J. and Shen Y. Semiparametric maximum likelihood inference for truncated or biased-sampling data. Statistica Sinica 26:1087-1115, 6/2016.
6. Huang X, Yan F, Ning J, Feng Z, Choi S, Cortes J. A two-stage approach for dynamic prediction of time-to-event distributions. Stat Med 35(13):2167-82, 6/2016. PMCID: PMC4853264.
7. Choi S, Rahbar MH, Ning J, Del Junco DJ, Rahbar E, Hong C, Piao J, Fox EE, Holcomb JB. Recurrent event frailty models reduced time-varying and other biases in evaluating transfusion protocols for traumatic hemorrhage. J Clin Epidemiol. e-Pub 4/28/2016. PMID: 27134138.
8. Shen Y, Ning J, Qin J. Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression Estimation for Length-biased Survival Data. Lifetime Data Anal. e-Pub 4/16/2016. PMID: 27086362.
9. Shen W, Ning J, Yuan Y. Rate-adaptive Bayesian independent component analysis. Electronic Journal of Statistics. In Press.
10. Zhou R, Zhu H, Bondy M, Ning J. Semiparametric Model for Semi-competing Risks Data with Application to Breast Cancer Study. Lifetime Data Anal 22(3):456-71, 7/2016. PMID: 26340889.
11. Thuro BA, Ning J, Peng SA, Pace ST, Dudeja G, Ozgur O, Turturro F, Samaniego F, Hagemeister FB, Fayad LE, Fowler NH, Pinnix CC, Debnam JM, Esmaeli B. Rates of Positive Findings on Positron Emission Tomography and Bone Marrow Biopsy in Patients with Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. e-Pub 9/15/2016. PMID: 27636243.
12. Tetzlaff MT, Singh RR, Seviour EG, Curry JL, Hudgens CW, Bell D, Wimmer DA, Ning J, Czerniak BA, Zhang L, Davies MA, Prieto VG, Broaddus RR, Ram P, Luthra R, Esmaeli B. Next-generation sequencing identifies high frequency of mutations in potentially clinically actionable genes in sebaceous carcinoma. J Pathol. e-Pub 6/2016. PMID: 27287813.
13. Liang L, Jiang Y, Chen JS, Niu N, Piao J, Ning J, Zu Y, Zhang J, Liu J. B7-H4 Expression in Ovarian Serous Carcinoma: A Study of 306 Cases. Hum Pathol. e-Pub 6/2016. PMID: 27349304.
14. Alatrash G, Thall PF, Valdez BC, Fox PS, Ning J, Garber HR, Janbey S, Worth LL, Popat U, Hosing C, Alousi AM, Kebriaei P, Shpall EJ, Jones RB, de Lima M, Rondon G, Chen J, Champlin RE, Andersson BS. Long-term Outcomes After Treatment with Clofarabine ± Fludarabine with Once Daily IV Busulfan as Pretransplant Conditioning Therapy for Advanced Myeloid Leukemia and MDS. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 22(10):1792-800, 10/2016. e-Pub 7/1/2016. PMCID: PMC5026955.
15. Tamamyan GN, Kantarjian HM, Ning J, Jain P, Sasaki K, McClain KL, Allen CE, Pierce SA, Cortes JE, Ravandi F, Konopleva MY, Garcia-Manero G, Benton CB, Chihara D, Rytting ME, Wang S, Abdelall W, Konoplev SN, Daver NG. Malignancy-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adults: Relation to hemophagocytosis, characteristics, and outcomes. Cancer 122(18):2857-66, 9/15/2016. e-Pub 5/31/2016. PMCID: PMC5014667.
16. Clemens MW, Medeiros LJ, Butler CE, Hunt KK, Fanale MA, Horwitz S, Weisenburger DD, Liu J, Morgan EA, Kanagal-Shamanna R, Parkash V, Ning J, Sohani AR, Ferry JA, Mehta-Shah N, Dogan A, Liu H, Thormann N, DiNapoli A, Lade S, Piccolini J, Reyes R, Williams T, McCarthy CM, Hanson SE, Nastoupil LJ, Gaur R, Oki Y, Young KH, Miranda RN. Complete Surgical Excision is Essential for the Management of Patients with Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 34(2):160-8, 1/2016. PMID: 26628470.
17. Margaret L. Pfeiffer, Omar K. Ozgur, Jeffrey N. Myers, Andrew Peng, Jing Ning, S. Mark Zafereo, Bradley Thuro, Victor G. Prieto, Merrick I. Ross, Bita Esmaeli. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Ocular Adnexal Melanoma. Acta Ophthalmologica. In Press.
18. Josh Showalter, Samer Baba, Nghia D. Nguyen, Chi Hyun Lee, Jing Ning, Kimberly Klein, M. Amer Wahed, and Ashok Tholpady. Platelet Aggregometry Cannot Identify Uremic Platelet Dysfunction in Heart Failure Patients Prior to Cardiac Surgery. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. In Press.
19. Ning J, Chen Y, Cai C, Huang X and Wang MC. On the Dependence Structure of Bivariate Recurrent Event Processes: Inference and Estimation. Biometrika 102:345-358, 2015.
20. Liu H, Shen Y, Ning J, Qin J. Sample Size Calculations for Prevalent Cohort Designs. Stat Methods Med Res, 2015. PMCID: PMC4317376.
21. Rahbar MH, Ning J, Choi S, Piao J, Hong C, Huang H, Del Junco DJ, Fox EE, Rahbar E, Holcomb JB. A joint latent class model for classifying severely hemorrhaging trauma patients. BMC Res Notes 8:602, 2015. e-Pub 10/2015. PMCID: PMC4620016.
22. Chen Y, Liu Y, Ning J, Nie L, Zhu H, Chu H. A composite likelihood method for bivariate meta-analysis in diagnostic systematic reviews. Stat Methods Med Res, 2015. PMID: 25512146.
23. Huang CY, Ning J, Qin J. Semiparametric likelihood inference for left-truncated and right censored data. Biostatistics 16(4):785-98, 10/2015. PMCID: PMC4570578.
24. Chen Y, Ning J, Cai C. Regression analysis of longitudinal data with irregular and informative observation times. Biostatistics 16(4):727-39, 10/2015. PMID: 25813646.
25. Ning J, Peng S, Ueno N, Xu Y, Shih Y, Karuturi M, Giordano S, Shen Y. Has Racial Difference in Cause-Specific Death Improved in Older Patients with Late-Stage Breast Cancer? Ann Oncol 26(10):2161-8, 10/2015. PMCID: PMC4576910.
26. Shen W, Ning J, Yuan Y. Bayesian sequential monitoring design for two-arm randomized clinical trials with noncompliance. Stat Med 34(13):2104-15, 6/15/2015. e-Pub 3/10/2015. PMCID: PMC4420650.
27. Ning J, Rahbar MH, Choi S, Piao J, Hong C, Del Junco DJ, Rahbar E, Fox EE, Holcomb JB, Wang MC. Estimating the Ratio of Multivariate Recurrent Event Rates with Application to a Blood Transfusion Study. Stat Methods Med Res. e-Pub 7/9/2015. PMID: 26160825.
28. Shen W, Ning J, Yuan Y. A direct method to evaluate the time-dependent predictive accuracy for biomarkers. Biometrics 71(2):439-49, 6/2015. e-Pub 3/10/2015. PMCID: PMC4479968.
29. Chen Y, Liu Y, Ning J, Cormier J, Chu H. A hybrid model for combining case-control and cohort studies in systematic reviews of diagnostic tests. J R Stat Soc Ser C Appl Stat 64(3):469-489, 4/1/2015. PMCID: PMC4401477.
30. Ning J, Qin J, Shen Y. Score Estimating Equations from Embedded Likelihood Functions under Accelerated Failure Time Model. J Am Stat Assoc 109(508):1625-1635, 10/2014. PMCID: PMC4317328.
31. Tang X, Alatrash G, Ning J, Jakher H, Stafford P, Zope M, Shpall EJ, Jones RB, Champlin RE, Thall PF, Andersson BS. Increasing Chimerism Following Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation is Associated with Longer Survival Time. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 20(8):1139-44, 8/2014. PMCID: PMC4099297.
32. Ning J, Bandeen-Roche K. Estimation of time-dependent association for bivariate failure times in the presence of a competing risk. Biometrics 70(1):10-20, 3/2014. PMCID: PMC3954442.
33. Huang X, Ning J, Wahed AS. Optimization of individualized dynamic treatment regimes for recurrent diseases. Stat Med 33(14):2363-78, 6/2014. PMCID: PMC4043865.
34. Ning J, Qin J, Shen Y. Semiparametric accelerated failure time model for length-biased data with application to dementia study. Stat Sin 24(1):313-333, 1/2014. PMCID: PMC3903417.
35. Zhou JH, Kim KB, Myers JN, Fox PS, Ning J, Bassett RL, Hasanein H, Prieto VG. Immunohistochemical expression of hormone receptors in melanoma of pregnant women, non-pregnant women and men. Am J Dermatopathol 36(1):74-9, 1/2014. e-Pub 6/27/2013. PMCID: PMC3795893.
36. Hwang KO, Ning J, Trickey AW, Sciamanna CN. Website usage and weight loss in a free commercial online weight loss program: retrospective cohort study. J Med Internet Res 15(1):e11, 2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMCID: PMC3636231.
37. Liu S, Ning J. A bayesian dose-finding design for drug combination trials with delayed toxicities. Bayesian Analysis 8(3):703-722, 2013.
38. Takahashi K, Pemmaraju N, Strati P, Nogueras-Gonzalez G, Ning J, Bueso-Ramos C, Luthra R, Pierce S, Cortes J, Kantarjian H, Garcia-Manero G. Clinical characteristics and outcomes of therapy-related chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Blood 122(16):2807-11, 10/17/2013. e-Pub 7/29/2013. PMCID: PMC3798995.
39. Badgwell B, Stanley J, Chang GJ, Katz MH, Lin HY, Ning J, Klimberg SV, Cormier JN. Comprehensive geriatric assessment of risk factors associated with adverse outcomes and resource utilization in cancer patients undergoing abdominal surgery. J Surg Oncol 108(3):182-6, 9/2013. e-Pub 6/2013. PMID: 23804149.
40. Liu S, Cai C, Ning J. Up-and-down designs for phase I clinical trials. Contemp Clin Trials 36(1). e-Pub 7/2013. PMID: 23856381.
41. Trickey AW, Fox EE, Del Junco DJ, Ning J, Holcomb JB, Brasel KJ, Cohen MJ, Schreiber MA, Bulger EM, Phelan HA, Alarcon LH, Myers JG, Muskat P, Cotton BA, Wade CE, Rahbar MH. The impact of missing trauma data on predicting massive transfusion. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75:S68-S74, 7/2013. PMCID: PMC3736742.
42. Ning J, Qin J, Asgharian M, Shen Y. Empirical likelihood-based confidence intervals for length-biased data. Stat Med 32(13):2278-91, 6/2013. PMCID: PMC4034580.
43. Rahbar MH, del Junco DJ, Huang H, Ning J, Fox EE, Zhang X, Schreiber MA, Brasel KJ, Bulger EM, Wade CE, Cotton BA, Phelan HA, Cohen MJ, Myers JG, Alarcon LH, Muskat P, Holcomb JB, PROMMTT Study Group. A latent class model for defining severe hemorrhage: experience from the PROMMTT study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 75(1 Suppl 1):S82-8, 7/2013. PMCID: PMC3744183.
44. Huang X, Ning J. Analysis of multi-stage treatments for recurrent diseases. Stat Med 31(24):2805-21, 10/2012. PMCID: PMC3500149.
45. Diao G, Ning J, Qin J. Maximum likelihood estimation for semiparametric density ratio model. Int J Biostat 8(1), 2012. e-Pub 6/2012. PMID: 22745024.
46. Shen Y, Ning J, Qin J. Likelihood approaches for the invariant density ratio model with biased-sampling data. Biometrika 99(2):363-378, 6/2012. PMCID: PMC3635710.
47. Rahbar MH, Chen Z, Jeon S, Gardiner JC, Ning J. A nonparametric test for equality of survival medians. Stat Med 31(9):844-54, 4/30/2012. e-Pub 2/3/2012. PMCID: PMC4005606.
48. Qin J, Ning J, Liu H, Shen Y. Maximum likelihood estimations and EM algorithms with length-biased data. J Am Stat Assoc 106(496):1434-1449, 12/2011. PMCID: PMC3273908.
49. Ning J, Qin J, Shen Y. Buckley-James-type estimator with right-censored and length-biased data. Biometrics 67(4):1369-1378, 12/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMCID: PMC3137763.
50. Ning J, Qin J, Shen Y. Nonparametric tests for right-censored data with biased sampling. J R Stat Soc Series B Stat Methodol 72(5):609-630, 11/2010. PMCID: PMC2963462.
51. Ning J, Huang X. Response-adaptive randomization for clinical trials with adjustment for covariate imbalance. Stat Med 29(17):1761-8, 7/2010. PMCID: PMC2911996.
52. Shen Y, Ning J, Qin J. Analyzing length-biased data with semiparametric transformation and accelerated failure time models. J Am Stat Assoc 104(487):1192-1202, 9/2009. PMCID: PMC2972554.
53. Huang X, Ning J, Li Y, Estey E, Issa JP, Berry DA. Using short-term response information to facilitate adaptive randomization for survival clinical trials. Stat Med 28(12):1680-9, 5/2009. PMCID: PMC2883264.
54. Hui J, Miao B, Ning J, Peng H. Nonparametric estimation for contamination distribution. Applied Mathematics 23(2):175-182, 2008.
55. Bandeen-Roche K, Ning J. Non-parametric estimation of bivariate failure time associations in the presence of a competing risk. Biometrika 95(1):221-232, 3/2008. PMCID: PMC2841410.
56. Lei M, Miao B, Ning J. Study of Shanghai stock index and the policy effect with survival analysis. Application of Statistics and Management 22(6):46-50, 2003.
57. Li H, Ning J, Fang Z. Logistic model for the questionnaire about environment protecting consciousness. Application of Statistics and Management 21(3):6-10, 2002.
58. Miao B, Ning, J, Xiao J, Dai X. Statistical Analysis and amendment of evaluation data. Journal of University of Science and Technology of China 32(1):56-61, 2/2002.
59. Miao B, Xiao J, Ning J, Zhang W. Statistics Analysis and prediction on the market of cement industry. Operations Research and Management Science 10(4):120-125, 2001.
60. Ning J, Xiao J, Miao B. Analysis of fatty liver and its influencing factors. Application of Statistics and Management 12(3):9-12, 2001.
61. Miao B, Ning J, Xiao J. The application of principal component and factor analysis in analyzing physical examination data. Application of Statistics and Management 19(6):16-19, 2000.


1. N Daver, H Kantarjian, G Garcia-Manero, E Jabbour, G Borthakur, S Pierce, K Vaughan, K Vaughan, J Ning, G Gonzalez, N Pemmarjau, T Kadia, M Konopleva, M Andreeff, C DiNardo, J Cortes, R Ward, A Craig, F Ravandi. PHASE I/II STUDY OF VOSAROXIN AND DECITABINE IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED OLDER PATIENTS (PTS) WITH ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) AND HIGH-RISK MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME (MDS. Haematologica 101:187-188, 6/2016.
2. N Daver, J Cortes, F Ravandi, S Basu, G Garcia-Manero, E Jabbour, N Pemmaraju, S Hendrickson, S Pierce, J Ning, G Gonzales, M Konopleva, M Andreeff, G Borthakur, C Bueso-Ramos, J Blando, J Allison, H Kantarjian, P Sharma. PHASE IB/II STUDY OF NIVOLUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH 5-AZACYTIDINE (AZA) IN PATIENTS (PTS) WITH RELAPSED ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA. HAEMATOLOGICA 101:42-43, 6/2016.
3. Nagarajan P, Curry JL, Ning J, Piao J, Aung PP, Ivan D, Torres-Cabal CA, Prieto VG, Malpica A, Tetzlaff MT. Melanomas of the Vulva: A Retrospective Analysis of Clinical and Histopathologic Parameters in 40. Modern Pathology 96:134A, 2/2016.
4. Nazha A, Kantarjian HM, Jabbour E, DiNardo CD, Borthakur G, Daver NG, Faderl SH, Ning J, Qiao W, Ravandi F, Kadia TM, Pierce SR, RN , BS3, Cortes JE, Garcia-Manero G. Outcome of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) with bone marrow blasts between 10-30% treated with hypomethylating agents versus intensive chemotherapy. Blood 122(21):2788, 2013.
5. Jabbour, Elias, Hagop M. Kantarjian, Jing Ning, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Tapan M. Kadia, Susan O'Brien, Jorge E. Cortes et al. Prognostic Factors For Outcome In Patients (pts) With Myelofibrosis (MF) Treated With Ruxolitinib (Rux). Blood 122(21):4050, 2013.
6. Li, Q., Ning, J., Bandeen-Roche, K., Fallin, M.D. Associating haplotypes with trajectories from longitudinal studies. GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 31(5):457, 7/2007.

Book Chapters

1. Ying Yuan and Jing Ning. Covariate-balanced Bayesian adaptive randomization: achieving tradeo between inferential and ethical goals in small and moderate size trials. In: Modern Adaptive Randomized Clinical Trials: Statistical, Operational, and Regulatory Aspects. CRC Press, 2015.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Cancer Research: Use Data from Multiple Sources
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 5/1/2016 - 4/30/2020
Title: Therapeutic targeting of glutamine metabolism in MDS
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Marina Konopleva
Duration: 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2021
Title: Translational Research Program
Funding Source: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Marina Konopleva
Duration: 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2018
Title: The Texas Hepatocellular Carcinoma Consortium
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Hashem El-Serag
Duration: 6/1/2015 - 5/31/2020
Title: Defining and Treating Targetable Lesions in AYA Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Konopleva,Marina
Duration: 3/1/2015 - 2/28/2019
Title: U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center SPORE in Ovarian Cancer
Funding Source: National Cancer Institute
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Robert C. Bast Jr
Duration: 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016
Title: (PQD4) Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer are Caused by Stromal Field Effects
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Statistician
Principal Investigator: Wendy Woodward
Duration: 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017
Title: Statistical Methodology Development in Blood Transfusion Protocol Research
Funding Source: NIH
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Principal Investigator: M. Hossein Rahbar & Jing Ning
Duration: 7/15/2013 - 4/30/2016
Title: Statistical Methods for Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Studies
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Yu Shen
Duration: 8/1/1999 - 4/30/2016
Title: Cancer Center Support Grant, Biostatistics Resource Group (PPSR-21)
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Biostatistician
Principal Investigator: Ronald DePinho
Duration: 9/1/1998 - 6/30/2018

Last updated: 8/26/2016