- Houston Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (Hospital)
- 6655 Travis St. Suite 795 Houston, Texas 77030 United States (832) 423-0137 email@example.com
- Adjunct Asst Professor
- Pathology & Immunology
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Houston, TX
- Houston Institute of Lifestyle Medicine
- Houston, TX
- PhD from Peking Union Medical College
- MD from Shangdong University, School of Medicine
- Lifestyle Medicine
- Chronic disease prevention and reversal
- Genetic and epigenetic risks of chronic diseases
- Public and global health control of human tuberculosis
- Ma X, Reich RA, Wright JA, Tooker HR, Teeter LD, Musser JM, Graviss EA. "Association between interleukin-8 gene alleles and human susceptibility to tuberculosis disease.." J. Infect. Dis.. 2003 August 1;188(3):349-55. Pubmed PMID: 12870115
- Austin CM, Ma X, Graviss EA. "Common nonsynonymous polymorphisms in the NOD2 gene are associated with resistance or susceptibility to tuberculosis disease in African Americans.." J. Infect. Dis.. 2008 June 15;197(12):1713-6. Pubmed PMID: 18419343
- Ma X, Wright J, Dou S, Olsen P, Teeter L, Adams G, Graviss E. "Ethnic divergence and linkage disequilibrium of novel SNPs in the human NLI-IF gene: evidence of human origin and lack of association with tuberculosis susceptibility.." J. Hum. Genet.. 2002;47(3):140-5. Pubmed PMID: 11950066
- Ma X, Liu Y, Gowen BB, Graviss EA, Clark AG, Musser JM. "Full-exon resequencing reveals toll-like receptor variants contribute to human susceptibility to tuberculosis disease.." PLoS ONE. 2007;2(12):e1318. Pubmed PMID: 18091991
- Ma X, Reich RA, Gonzalez O, Pan X, Fothergill AK, Starke JR, Teeter LD, Musser JM, Graviss EA. "No evidence for association between the polymorphism in the 3' untranslated region of interleukin-12B and human susceptibility to tuberculosis.." J. Infect. Dis.. 2003 October 15;188(8):1116-8. Pubmed PMID: 14551880
- King KY, Lew JD, Ha NP, Lin JS, Ma X, Graviss EA, Goodell MA. "Polymorphic Allele of Human IRGM1 Is Associated with Susceptibility to Tuberculosis in African Americans.." PLoS ONE. 2011;6(1):e16317. Pubmed PMID: 21283700
- Ma X, Wang H, Deng Y, Liu Z, Xu Y, Pan X, Musser JM, Graviss EA. "rpoB Gene mutations and molecular characterization of rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Shandong Province, China.." J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2006 September;44(9):3409-12. Pubmed PMID: 16954287
- "Antibody-Free Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Antigen Using Customized Nanotraps."
- "HIV infection among TB and Non-TB patients in China, 2009 -2012."
- "Diagnostic delay of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial infection in China.."
- "Evaluation of large genotypic Mycobacterium tuberculosis clusters: contributions from remote and recent transmission."
- "Rapid identification and drug susceptibility screening of ESAT-6 secreting Mycobacteria by a NanoELIwell assay.."
- "Population-based surveillance of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Shandong Province, China.."
- "Prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacteria infection, China, 2004-2009.."
- "Laboratory-based surveillance of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, China.."
- "Low agreement between the T-SPOT®.TB assay and the tuberculin skin test among college students in China.."
- Human Genetic Susceptibility to TB in Chinese Han Population - #NIH R01 AI075465
- Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
- ABLM/IBLM Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Specialist
- Lifestyle Medicine, defined by the ACLM, is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance abuse and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse chronic disease. The American Association of Colleges of Medicine has recognized the Lifestyle Medicine physician as one of the top five emerging careers in medicine today.
- Dr. Xin Ma, ABLM/IBLM Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Specialist, has been passionate on chronic disease prevention, reversal, and wellness. Chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic diseases, and some chronic infections (e.g. HIV, tuberculosis) account for 80% disease burden and healthcare cost nationwide and worldwide. Research data has concluded that unhealthy lifestyle contributes more than 60% of the risk factors. Dr. Ma and his team strive to improve and practice lifestyle medicine through public and patients' education, training, patient care, and research. Dr. Ma is member of American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Research Co-chair of Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and Founding member and country representative of Chinese Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Ma services as Director of Houston Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and provides educational and consultation service to patients and communities with cutting-edge, evidence-based lifestyle medicine practice.