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Yutang Xiong

Lead Data Operations Manager

What I do

Xiong Yutang began working with the Pardee Center as a Research Aide in the summer of 2018 and joined the International Futures (IFs) Data Team as the Data Operations Manager in Fall 2019. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Hunan University in China and his M.A. in Statistics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Research Methods and Statistics from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

Yutang’s research interests lie in various areas and one of his current focuses is missing data analysis, especially within multilevel non-normal models. At the Pardee Center, he serves as a data expert maintaining data updates and providing data tools for research needs.


  • BS, Mathematics, Hunan University
  • MA, Statistics, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • PhD Research Methods and Statistics, University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education, expected Spring 2021

Featured Publications

  • Xiong, Yutang & Weng, Xingran & Snyder, Bethany & Ma, Lin & Cong, Menglong & Miller, Erin & Scoy, Lauren & Lennon, Robert. (2022). "Perceptions and knowledge regarding the COVID-19 pandemic between U.S. and China: a mixed methods study". Globalization and Health. 18. 10.1186/s12992-022-00864-y.
  • Moyer, Jonathan & Matthews, Austin & Rafa, Mickey & Xiong, Yutang. (2022). "Identifying Patterns in the Structural Drivers of Intrastate Conflict". British Journal of Political Science. 1-8. 10.1017/S0007123422000229.
  • Moyer, Jonathan & Verhagen, Willem & Mapes, Brendan & Bohl, David & Xiong, Yutang & Yang, Vivian & McNeil, Kaylin & Solórzano, José & Irfan, Teuku & Carter, Cade & Hughes, Barry. (2022). "How many people is the COVID-19 pandemic pushing into poverty? A long-term forecast to 2050 with alternative scenarios". PLOS ONE. 17. e0270846. 10.1371/journal.pone.0270846.
  • Verhagen, Willem & Bohl, David & Cilliers, Jakkie & Hughes, Barry & Kwasi, Stellah & Mcneil, Kaylin & Oosthuizen, Marius & Picci, Luca & Preez, Mari-Lise & Xiong, Yutang & Moyer, Jonathan. (2021). "Unraveling the immediate and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on socio economic development in sub- Saharan Africa."
  • Xiong, Yutang & Zhang, Duan. (2019). "Multiple Imputation of Nonnormal Level 2 Missingness in Multilevel Models". 10.302/1445723.