Dr Xianwen Shang
Research Fellow, Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Dr Xianwen Shang is a Research Fellow and statistician with extensive experience in big data analysis.
Dr Xianwen Shang
Research Fellow, Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Dr Xianwen Shang is a Research Fellow and statistician who offers internal statistical support to CERA’s Ophthalmic Epidemiology team and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Prevention of Blindness at CERA.
Dr Shang is experienced in statistics and big data analysis. He has been involved in the 45 and Up Study, Dubai Eye Survey and other research projects. He has applied machine learning methods to identify leading predictors of cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, multimorbidity and healthy ageing.
He has also used Medication-Wide Association Study methods to identify medications that had great contribution to the development of cataract surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy Progression, and glaucoma.
Key research questions
- Is vision impairment associated with frailty, cognitive decline, and dementia?
- Is vision impairment a mediator or moderator in the relationship between lifestyle factors and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures?
- Is vision impairment a mediator or moderator in the relationship between lifestyle factors and dementia?
- Are lifestyle factors and metabolites associated with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures and dementia?
X Han, C Wu, X Yan, S Keel, X Shang, L Zhang, M He. Are smoking intensity and cessation related to cataract surgical risk in diabetic patients? Findings from the 45 and Up Study. Eye 34 (2), 383-391
L Zhang, X Shang, S Sreedharan, X Yan, J Liu, S Keel, et al., Predicting the Development of Type 2 Diabetes in a Large Australian Cohort Using Machine-Learning Techniques: Longitudinal Survey Study. JMIR Medical Informatics 8 (7), e16850
X Shang, AM Hodge, W Peng, M He, L Zhang. Are Leading Risk Factors for Cancer and Mental Disorders Multimorbidity Shared by These Two Individual Conditions in Community-Dwelling Middle-Aged Adults? Cancers 12 (6), 1700
X Shang, Y Li, H Xu, Q Zhang, X Hu, A Liu. Healthy breakfast habits and changes in obesity-related cardiometabolic markers in children: a longitudinal analysis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2020, 1-13
X Shang, Y Li, H Xu, Q Zhang, X Hu, A Liu. Effect of multidimensional lifestyle interventions on metabolic risk reduction in children: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine 2020, 133, 106010.
X Shang, Y Li, H Xu, Q Zhang, A Liu, G Ma. Meal Patterns and Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children: A Longitudinal Analysis. Nutrients 2020, 12 (3), 799
X Shang, X Shang, Y Li, H Xu, Q Zhang, A Liu, G Ma. The Clustering of Low Diet Quality, Low Physical Fitness, and Unhealthy Sleep Pattern and Its Association with Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Children. Nutrients 2020, 12 (2), 591
X Shang, Y Li, H Xu, Q Zhang, X Hu, A Liu, et al., Independent and interactive associations of fitness and fatness with changes in cardiometabolic risk in children: a longitudinal analysis. Frontiers in Endocrinology 2020, 11, 342
X Shang, W Peng, E Hill, C Szoeke, M He, L Zhang. Incidence of medication-treated depression and anxiety associated with long-term cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis in community-dwelling women and men, Eclinicalmedicine 2019, 15, 23-32
X Shang, W Wang, S Keel, J Wu, M He, L Zhang. Leading determinants for healthy ageing in community-dwelling middle-aged men and women: a nine-year follow-up cohort study Frontiers in public health 2019, 7, 320
Z Zhu, Y Jiang, W Wang, J Scheetz, X Shang, L Zhang, M He. Real‐world assessment of topical glaucoma medication persistence rates based on national pharmaceutical claim data in a defined population, Clinical & experimental ophthalmology, 2019
C Wu, X Han, X Yan, S Keel, X Shang, L Zhang, M He. Impact of Diet on the Incidence of Cataract Surgery among Diabetic Patients: Findings from the 45 and Up Study. Current eye research 44 (4), 385-392, 2019
C Wu, X Han, X Yan, X Shang, L Zhang, M He. Associations between physical activity and cataract treated surgically in patients with diabetes: findings from the 45 and Up Study. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2019, 103 (8), 1099-1105
X Yan, X Han, C Wu, X Shang, L Zhang, M He. Effect of Physical Activity on Reducing the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Progression: 10-Year Prospective Findings from the 45 and Up Study Available at SSRN 3347912, 2019
Shang X, Scott D, Hodge AM, Giles GG, Ebeling PR, Sanders KM. Reply to G-C Chen et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2017; 105 (4).
Shang X, Scott D, Hodge A, English DR, Giles GG, Ebeling PR, Sanders KM. Dietary protein from different food sources, incident metabolic syndrome and changes in its components: An 11-year longitudinal study in healthy community-dwelling adults. Clin Nutr 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2016.09.024.
Shang X, Scott D, Hodge AM, English DR, Giles GG, Ebeling PR, Sanders KM. Dietary protein intake and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Am J Clin Nutr 2016;104(5):1352-65. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.140954.
Shang X, Scott D, Hodge A, Khan B, Khan N, English DR, Giles GG, Ebeling PR, Sanders KM. Adiposity assessed by anthropometric measures has a similar or greater predictive ability than dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures for abdominal aortic calcification in community-dwelling older adults. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2016;32(9):1451-60. doi: 10.1007/s10554-016-0920-2.
X Shang, D Scott, A Hodge et al., Dietary quality is associated with abdominal aortic calcification: a mean of 18-year longitudinal study in community-dwelling older adults. J Nutr Health Aging 2016. 1-5. 10.1007/s12603-016-0738-6.
X Shang, KM Sanders, D Scott, et al., Dietary α-Linolenic Acid and Total ω-3 Fatty Acids Are Inversely Associated with Abdominal Aortic Calcification in Older Women, but Not in Older Men. J Nutr. 2015 Aug;145(8):1778-86.
X Shang, J Li, Q Tao, et al., 2013, Educational level, obesity and incidence of diabetes among Chinese adult men and women aged 18-59 years old: an 11-year follow-up study. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 20;8(6):e66479. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.
X Shang, Liu AL, Zhang Q, et al., 2012, Report on Childhood obesity in China (9): Sugar-sweetened Beverages Consumption and Obesity. Biomed Environ Sci, 25(2):125-132.
X Shang, Li Y, Liu A, Zhang Q, Hu X, et al., 2012, Dietary Pattern and Its Association with the Prevalence of Obesity and Related Cardiometabolic Risk Factors among Chinese Children. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43183.
X Shang, AL Liu, YP Li, et al., 2010, The Association of Weight Status with Physical Fitness among Chinese Children, International Journal of Pediatrics, Article ID 515414, 6 pages. doi:10.1155/2010/515414
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