Xiao Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE)


Office of Student Research

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Xiao Xu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University. As a health economist, Dr. Xu's research focuses on improving the efficiency and outcomes of care for women and older adults. Her research projects have examined regional and hospital variation in utilization, cost, and outcomes of care; cost-effectiveness of interventions in obstetrics and gynecology; influence of medical malpractice environment on obstetric care; impact of insurance on health care utilization and outcomes of care; and gender and racial/ethnic differences in health and health trajectories. 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).

Education & Training

PhD Wayne State University (2004)
MA Wayne State University (2002)

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Xiao Xu, PhD
Mailing Address
310 Cedar Street, LSOG 205B
PO Box 208063

New Haven, CT 06510