Wenna Xi

Institution: Weill Cornell Medicine (Division of Biostatistics, Department of Population Health Sciences).

Position: Instructor

Current research: I am interested in understanding how suicidal behaviors vary geographically and cluster in space, and the influence of culture on suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Research Interests:

  • Spatial cluster and contagion in suicidal behavior
  • Protective factors and resilience
  • Culture and suicidal behavior

Key Publications:

  • Xi, W., Banerjee, S., Olfson, M., Alexopoulos, G. S., Xiao, Y., & Pathak, J. (2023). Effects of social deprivation on risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in commercially insured US youth and adults. Scientific reports, 13(1), 4151.
  • Xi, W., Banerjee, S., Penfold, R. B., Simon, G. E., Alexopoulos, G. S., & Pathak, J. (2020). Healthcare utilization among patients with psychiatric hospitalization admitted through the emergency department (ED): A claims-based study. General hospital psychiatry, 67, 92-99.

Can help with: I’m a biostatistician so I’m good with numbers. More specifically, I can help with study designs and planning (setting up statistical analysis plan, brainstorming ideas for projects, etc.).

What’s essential to your well-being? Outside of work: my cats, running, and good sleep.

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