Lixian Zhong

Lixian Zhong

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
Mail Stop 1114
159 Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX   77843-1114

Phone: 979.436.0193
Fax: 979.436.0087

Education and Training

University of California, San Francisco
Fellow in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 2011-2013 

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
PhD in Pharmacology, 2011

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Master of Arts in Economics,  2010

Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, 2003

Research Interests

  • Pharmacoeconomics of therapeutic options for cancer and neurological diseases
  • Utilization of and expenditures for medications and other health care services
  • Drug pricing and reimbursement
  • Pain mechanisms and therapeutics

Teaching Interests

  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Research design
  • Drug development and commercialization

Selected Publications

Zhong L, Tran AT, Tomasino T, Nugent E, Smith JA.  Cost-effectiveness of niraparib and olaparib as maintenance therapy for patients with platinum sensitive, recurrent ovarian cancer Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. Accepted. 2018

Tang J, Zhong L, Paoli C, Paciorek A, Carroll P, Wilson L. Longitudinal comparison of patient-level outcomes and costs across prostate cancer treatments with urinary problems. Under preparation. 2015.

Wilson L, Loucks A, Bui C, Gipson G, Zhong L, Schwartzburg A, Crabtree E, Goodin D, Waubant E, McCulloch C. Patient Centered Decision Making: Use of conjoint analysis to determine risk benefit trade-offs for preference-sensitive treatment choices. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2014 Sep 15; 344(1-2):80-7.

Wilson L Loucks A, Gipson G, Zhong L, Bui C, Miller E, Owen M, Pelletier D, Goodin D, Waubant E, McCulloch C. Patient preferences for attributes of disease modifying multiple sclerosis therapies:  Development and results of a ratings based conjoint analysis. International Journal of MS Care. 2014

Zhong L, Pon V, Srinivas S, Nguyen N, Frear M, Kwon S, Gong C, Malmstrom R, Wilson L. Therapeurtic options in docetaxel-refractory metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; a cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS One. 2013 May 22;8(5):e64275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064275

Wilson L, Tang J, Zhong L, Balani G, Gipson G, Xiang P, Yu D, Srinivas S. New Therapeutic Options in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC): Can Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Help in Treatment Decisions? Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice. 2013

Schwartz NU, Zhong L, Bellemer A, Tracey WD. Egg laying decision in Drosophila are consistent with foraging costs of larval progeny. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37910. Epub 2012 May 31.

Zhong L*, Bellemer B*, Yan H, Honjo K, Robertson J, Hwang RY, Pitt GS, Tracey WD. Thermosensory and Nonthermosensory Isoforms of Drosophila melanogaster TRPA1 Reveal Heat-Sensor Domains of a ThermoTRP Channel. Cell Reports. 2012 Jan 26;1(1):43-55. (* authors contributed equally)

Zhong L*, Hwang RY*, Tracey WD. Pickpocket is a DEG/ENaC protein required for mechanical nociception in Drosophila larvae. Current Biology. 2010; (20), 429–434 (*authors contributed equally)

Zhong L*, Hwang RY*, Xu Y, Johnson T, Zhang F, Deisseroth K, Tracey WD.  Nociceptive Neurons Protect Drosophila larvae from Parasitoid Wasps. Current Biology. 2007; (17) 2105-2116. (* authors contributed equally)

Service and Recognitions

University of California, San Francisco: Biogen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Award

University of California, San Francisco: Urology Best Population Science/Outcome Research Award 2012                  

Duke University Department of Neurobiology Best Student Presentation Award 2009           

Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Neuroscience, Pain, PLoS ONE, Journal of National Cancer Institute, Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology