Xiao Xu PhD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
health economics; health outcomes research; women's health; cost effectiveness analysis; aging
As a health economist, Dr. Xu's research focuses on improving the efficiency and outcomes of health care delivery for women and older adults. Her recent projects have examined the cost-effectiveness of various medical and surgical interventions in obstetric and gynecologic care, the impact of insurance coverage on women’s health care utilization, gender and ethnic differences in older adults' physical and mental health trajectories, and the influence of state medical malpractice environment and liability reforms on physicians’ referral practice and the cost implications. Dr. Xu's research has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation. She received Honorable Mention for the Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award from the American Public Health Association (Gerontological Health Section) for excellence in research on older women and public health (2005) and the Frank J. McDevitt Excellence in Research Award in Policy Research from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation (2008, 2011).