Student Name: Zimeng (Parker) Xie Portrait
Advisor: Dr. Gary Chan
Degree Program: PhD, Biostatistics
Campus Address: Box 357232, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-7232
Email Address: pxie73@uw.edu
CV/Resume: CV/Resume (pdf)

I am a first-year PhD student from Zhengzhou, China. I graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in biostatistics in May 2016. My primary research interests are HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, and clinical trials.

I am working with Dr. Elizabeth Brown and Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on a number of Phase 2a safety trials that examine the safety of a vaginal matrix ring containing dapivirine, a HIV medication, in adolescent and post-menopausal women. These trials aim to evaluate the safety of the drug-infused vaginal matrix ring for the future purpose of HIV prevention in the aforementioned populations. I am providing programming support in the preparation of clinical study reports (CSRs) in these studies.

I enjoy classical music, especially those composed by F. F. Chopin. My other hobbies are contract bridge, randomly browsing Wikipedia entries, playing video games, and any combination of walking/hiking/mountain climbing.