Shu (Violet) Xu

Shu (Violet) Xu
Shu (Violet) Xu

Clinical Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Professional overview

Dr. Violet Xu’s work represents a balance of both statistical and applied aspects of quantitative methodology. Her primary quantitative interests include evaluating and developing statistical methods for longitudinal data analysis. Specifically, Dr. Xu’s research focuses on various aspects of latent growth models, missing data methods, and causal inference models.

Dr. Xu has collaborated with substance use, family, and health researchers to advance and share her knowledge of quantitative methodology and pursue a better understanding of the social sciences and public health. She has conducted research with the Family Translational Research Group at NYU and the Methodology Center at the Pennsylvania State University.


BS, Psychology, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
MS, Quantitative Psychology, University of California, Davis
PhD, Quantitative Psychology, University of California, Davis

Areas of research and study

Family research
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Missing Data Methods
Mixture Models
Quantitative Research


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