Center for Research in Education and Social Policy
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Yanmiao Xie is a Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Research Methods student in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She is simultaneously pursuing her master’s degree in Statistics at the University of Delaware.
Xie’s broad research interests includes applying statistical methods to address issues of school effectiveness and public health. She is particularly interested in the development and evaluation of innovative interventions and policy to combat obesity among low-income families with a concentration on understanding their health-related behavior through a heuristic approach.
As a research assistant at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP), Xie is working on a project that will estimate the impacts of different monetary incentives on the purchasing and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
- B.A. in English Education, Ludong University, Shandong, China
- M.A. in English Literature, University of Delaware
- Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP), University of Delaware, 2014–present
- Instructor, Department of English, University of Delaware, 2013–2014
- Shrestha, P., Xie, Y., May, H., (May, 2015): “A Regression Discontinuity Design Study of the Impacts of Reading Recovery.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Absecon, NJ.
- Xie, Y., Wang, R., Karpyn, A., May, H. (May, 2016): “Assessment of the Impact of Monetary Incentives on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Consumers.” Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Absecon, NJ.
- Xie, Y., Wang, R., Karpyn, A., May, H. (August, 2016). “Incentivizing Produce Purchases at Farmers Markets: Year 1 Results.” Paper to be presented at the American Psychology Association 2016 Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
- Ye, A., Xie, Y., May, H., Jone, J.M. (August, 2016). “The Role of Psycho-Social Variables in Understanding Academic Performance and Retention of First-Generation College Students.” Poster to be presented at American Psychology Association 2016 Annual Convention, Denver, CO.