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Ning Smith, PhD

TitleSenior Investigator
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Northwest
DepartmentCenter for Health Research
Address3800 N. Interstate Avenue
Portland OR 97227
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    Ning Smith, PhD, is an Investigator and a member of CHR's Biostatistics Core. Her research areas include obesity and obesity-related health conditions in children and young adults, and issues related to vaccine effectiveness and safety. She also studies quality-of-care issues related to the use electronic medical and administrative records in research.

    Dr. Smith consults with other researchers on statistical methods such as multiple comparisons, multivariate analyses, logistic regression, longitudinal data analysis, mixed effects and generalized linear models, and survival analysis.

    Before joining CHR, Dr. Smith was a biostatistician in the Department of Research and Evaluation at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, she worked at Merck in the Department of Vaccine Biometric Research. At Merck, she conducted simulation studies and data-analysis work for clinical trials of vaccines.

    She received her master's and PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Her dissertation was on joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data and its application in cancer research. She received her bachelor's degree in economics from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

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    1. Leblanc ES, Smith NX, Vesco KK, Hillier TA, Stevens VJ. Weight Loss Prior to Pregnancy and Early Gestational Glycemia: Prepare, a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jul 27. PMID: 34313765.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Papajorgji-Taylor D, Francisco M, Schneider JL, Vaughn K, Lindberg N, Smith N, Fitzpatrick SL. Bridge to Health/ Puente a la Salud: Rationale and design of a pilot feasibility randomized trial to address diabetes self-management and unmet basic needs among racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Jun; 22:100779. PMID: 34013093; PMCID: PMC8114052.
      Citations: 1     
    3. LeBlanc ES, Smith NX, Vesco KK, Paul IM, Stevens VJ. Weight loss prior to pregnancy and subsequent gestational weight gain: Prepare, a randomized clinical trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 01; 224(1):99.e1-99.e14. PMID: 32687819.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Weinmann S, Irving SA, Koppolu P, Naleway AL, Belongia EA, Hambidge SJ, Jackson ML, Klein NP, Lewin B, Liles E, Marin M, Smith N, Weintraub E, Chun C. Incidence of herpes zoster among varicella-vaccinated children, by number of vaccine doses and simultaneous administration of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine. Vaccine. 2020 08 18; 38(37):5880-5884. PMID: 32444193.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Naleway AL, Crane B, Smith N, Francisco M, Weinmann S, Markowitz LE. Temporal Trends in the Incidence of Anogenital Warts: Impact of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Sex Transm Dis. 2020 03; 47(3):179-186. PMID: 31880738.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    6. Groom HC, Smith N, Irving SA, Koppolu P, Vazquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Daley MF, Donahue JG, Getahun D, Jackson LA, Klein NP, McCarthy NL, Nordin JD, Panagiotakopoulos L, Naleway AL. Uptake and safety of hepatitis A vaccination during pregnancy: A Vaccine Safety Datalink study. Vaccine. 2019 10 16; 37(44):6648-6655. PMID: 31548013; PMCID: PMC8082525.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    7. Weinmann S, Naleway AL, Koppolu P, Baxter R, Belongia EA, Hambidge SJ, Irving SA, Jackson ML, Klein NP, Lewin B, Liles E, Marin M, Smith N, Weintraub E, Chun C. Incidence of Herpes Zoster Among Children: 2003-2014. Pediatrics. 2019 07; 144(1). PMID: 31182552; PMCID: PMC7748320.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. LeBlanc ES, Smith NX, Nichols GA, Allison MJ, Clarke GN. Insomnia is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in the clinical setting. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2018; 6(1):e000604. PMID: 30687505.
      Citations: 17     
    9. Groom HC, Irving SA, Koppolu P, Smith N, Vazquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Daley MF, Donahue JG, Getahun D, Jackson LA, Tse Kawai A, Klein NP, McCarthy NL, Nordin JD, Sukumaran L, Naleway AL. Uptake and safety of Hepatitis B vaccination during pregnancy: A Vaccine Safety Datalink study. Vaccine. 2018 10 01; 36(41):6111-6116. PMID: 30194002.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Naleway AL, Mittendorf KF, Irving SA, Henninger ML, Crane B, Smith N, Daley MF, Gee J. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency and Adolescent Vaccination. Pediatrics. 2018 09; 142(3). PMID: 30131438.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. Lin JS, Evans CV, Johnson E, Redmond N, Coppola EL, Smith N. Nontraditional Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 07 17; 320(3):281-297. PMID: 29998301.
      Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Irving SA, Groom HC, Stokley S, McNeil MM, Gee J, Smith N, Naleway AL. Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Coverage and Prevalence of Missed Opportunities for Vaccination in an Integrated Healthcare System. Acad Pediatr. 2018 Mar; 18(2S):S85-S92. PMID: 29502643.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Park KJ, Johnson ES, Smith N, Mosen DM, Thorp ML. Association of Proteinuria with Central Venous Catheter Use at Initial Hemodialysis. Perm J. 2018; 22:16-194. PMID: 29236655.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. LeBlanc ES, Vesco KK, Funk KL, Karanja N, Smith N, Stevens VJ. Prepare, a randomized trial to promote and evaluate weight loss among overweight and obese women planning pregnancy: Study design and rationale. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 07; 49:174-80. PMID: 27394386.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Lin JS, Piper MA, Perdue LA, Rutter CM, Webber EM, O'Connor E, Smith N, Whitlock EP. Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016 Jun 21; 315(23):2576-94. PMID: 27305422.
      Citations: 292     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Mosen D, Pihlstrom D, Snyder J, Smith N, Shuster E, Rust K. Association of Dental Care with Adherence to HEDIS Measures. Perm J. 2016; 20(1):33-40. PMID: 26580145.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Naleway AL, Crane B, Smith N, Daley MF, Donahue J, Gee J, Greene SK, Harrington T, Jackson LA, Klein NP, Tseng HF, Vellozzi C, Weintraub ES. Absence of venous thromboembolism risk following quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination, Vaccine Safety Datalink, 2008-2011. Vaccine. 2016 Jan 02; 34(1):167-71. PMID: 26549361.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Groom HC, Henninger ML, Smith N, Koppolu P, Cheetham TC, Glanz JM, Hambidge SJ, Jackson LA, Kharbanda EO, Klein NP, McCarthy NL, Nordin JD, Weintraub ES, Naleway AL. Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy: Influenza Seasons 2002-2012, Vaccine Safety Datalink. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Apr; 50(4):480-488. PMID: 26526159.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Koebnick C, Black MH, Wu J, Martinez MP, Smith N, Kuizon B, Cuan D, Young DR, Lawrence JM, Jacobsen SJ. High blood pressure in overweight and obese youth: implications for screening. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2013 Nov; 15(11):793-805. PMID: 24119024.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    20. Koebnick C, Black MH, Wu J, Martinez MP, Smith N, Kuizon BD, Jacobsen SJ, Reynolds K. The prevalence of primary pediatric prehypertension and hypertension in a real-world managed care system. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2013 Nov; 15(11):784-92. PMID: 24283596.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Hechter RC, Tartof SY, Jacobsen SJ, Smith N, Tseng HF. Trends and disparity in zoster vaccine uptake in a managed care population. Vaccine. 2013 Sep 23; 31(41):4564-8. PMID: 23928461.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Christensen SB, Black MH, Smith N, Martinez MM, Jacobsen SJ, Porter AH, Koebnick C. Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in adolescents. Fertil Steril. 2013 Aug; 100(2):470-7. PMID: 23756098.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Kessler J, Koebnick C, Smith N, Adams A. Childhood obesity is associated with increased risk of most lower extremity fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Apr; 471(4):1199-207. PMID: 23054515.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Sim JJ, Bhandari SK, Smith N, Chung J, Liu IL, Jacobsen SJ, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Phosphorus and risk of renal failure in subjects with normal renal function. Am J Med. 2013 Apr; 126(4):311-8. PMID: 23375678.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Koebnick C, Smith N, Black MH, Porter AH, Richie BA, Hudson S, Gililland D, Jacobsen SJ, Longstreth GF. Pediatric obesity and gallstone disease. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Sep; 55(3):328-33. PMID: 22314396.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Koebnick C, Smith N, Huang K, Martinez MP, Clancy HA, Williams AE, Kushi LH. OBAYA (obesity and adverse health outcomes in young adults): feasibility of a population-based multiethnic cohort study using electronic medical records. Popul Health Metr. 2012 Aug 21; 10(1):15. PMID: 22909293.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    27. Adams AL, Kessler JI, Deramerian K, Smith N, Black MH, Porter AH, Jacobsen SJ, Koebnick C. Associations between childhood obesity and upper and lower extremity injuries. Inj Prev. 2013 Jun; 19(3):191-7. PMID: 22789612.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Koebnick C, Smith N, Huang K, Martinez MP, Clancy HA, Kushi LH. The prevalence of obesity and obesity-related health conditions in a large, multiethnic cohort of young adults in California. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Sep; 22(9):609-16. PMID: 22766471.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Tseng HF, Chi M, Smith N, Marcy SM, Sy LS, Jacobsen SJ. Herpes zoster vaccine and the incidence of recurrent herpes zoster in an immunocompetent elderly population. J Infect Dis. 2012 Jul 15; 206(2):190-6. PMID: 22669900.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Black MH, Smith N, Porter AH, Jacobsen SJ, Koebnick C. Higher prevalence of obesity among children with asthma. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 May; 20(5):1041-7. PMID: 22252049.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Coleman KJ, Hsii AC, Koebnick C, Alpern AF, Bley B, Yousef M, Shih EM, Trimble-Cox KJ, Smith N, Porter AH, Woods SD. Implementation of clinical practice guidelines for pediatric weight management. J Pediatr. 2012 Jun; 160(6):918-22.e1. PMID: 22240108.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Koebnick C, Langer-Gould AM, Gould MK, Chao CR, Iyer RL, Smith N, Chen W, Jacobsen SJ. Sociodemographic characteristics of members of a large, integrated health care system: comparison with US Census Bureau data. Perm J. 2012; 16(3):37-41. PMID: 23012597.
      Citations: 296     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Koebnick C, Black MH, Smith N, Der-Sarkissian JK, Porter AH, Jacobsen SJ, Wu JJ. The association of psoriasis and elevated blood lipids in overweight and obese children. J Pediatr. 2011 Oct; 159(4):577-83. PMID: 21524758.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Tseng HF, Smith N, Sy LS, Jacobsen SJ. Evaluation of the incidence of herpes zoster after concomitant administration of zoster vaccine and polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine. Vaccine. 2011 May 09; 29(20):3628-32. PMID: 21435407.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    35. Wu JJ, Black MH, Smith N, Porter AH, Jacobsen SJ, Koebnick C. Low prevalence of psoriasis among children and adolescents in a large multiethnic cohort in southern California. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Nov; 65(5):957-64. PMID: 21306784.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Koebnick C, Coleman KJ, Black MH, Smith N, Der-Sarkissian JK, Jacobsen SJ, Porter AH. Cohort profile: the KPSC Children's Health Study, a population-based study of 920 000 children and adolescents in southern California. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 41(3):627-33. PMID: 21257603.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Tseng HF, Smith N, Harpaz R, Bialek SR, Sy LS, Jacobsen SJ. Herpes zoster vaccine in older adults and the risk of subsequent herpes zoster disease. JAMA. 2011 Jan 12; 305(2):160-6. PMID: 21224457.
      Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Smith N, Iyer RL, Langer-Gould A, Getahun DT, Strickland D, Jacobsen SJ, Chen W, Derose SF, Koebnick C. Health plan administrative records versus birth certificate records: quality of race and ethnicity information in children. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Nov 23; 10:316. PMID: 21092309.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Koebnick C, Getahun D, Smith N, Porter AH, Der-Sarkissian JK, Jacobsen SJ. Extreme childhood obesity is associated with increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease in a large population-based study. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Jun; 6(2-2):e257-63. PMID: 20615162.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Smith N, Coleman KJ, Lawrence JM, Quinn VP, Getahun D, Reynolds K, Chen W, Porter AH, Jacobsen SJ, Koebnick C. Body weight and height data in electronic medical records of children. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2010 May 03; 5(3):237-42. PMID: 19961272.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Koebnick C, Smith N, Coleman KJ, Getahun D, Reynolds K, Quinn VP, Porter AH, Der-Sarkissian JK, Jacobsen SJ. Prevalence of extreme obesity in a multiethnic cohort of children and adolescents. J Pediatr. 2010 Jul; 157(1):26-31.e2. PMID: 20303506.
      Citations: 73     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Tseng HF, Smith N, Marcy SM, Sy LS, Chao CR, Jacobsen SJ. Risk factors of herpes zoster among children immunized with varicella vaccine: results from a nested case-control study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Mar; 29(3):205-8. PMID: 19952977.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    43. Tseng HF, Smith N, Marcy SM, Sy LS, Jacobsen SJ. Incidence of herpes zoster among children vaccinated with varicella vaccine in a prepaid health care plan in the United States, 2002-2008. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Dec; 28(12):1069-72. PMID: 19773676.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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