Research & Publications
Dr. Xiao Xu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation (CORE) and Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER). As a health economist and health services researcher, her work has focused on identifying factors that influence the delivery of high-quality and high-value care for women and older adults. Her recent studies have examined hospital and geographic variation in care utilization, costs, and patient outcomes; comparative effectiveness and cost effectiveness of alternative treatment strategies; the impact of medical legal pressure on obstetric practice; and gender and socioeconomic differences in health and health care. Dr. Xu is also actively involved in the teaching of medical students, clinical residents/fellows, and postgraduate/postdoctoral fellows. She mentors trainees on research design and methodology, and lectures on methods of data collection, data analysis, and cost effectiveness evaluation.
Dr. Xu has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple research grants funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and various research foundations. She received honorable mention for the Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for excellence in research on older women and public health from the American Public Health Association (Gerontological Health Section) in 2005, the Frank J. McDevitt Excellence in Research Award in Policy Research from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation in 2008 and 2011, and the Carol Weisman & Gary Chase Gender-Based Research Award from the AcademyHealth in 2017. Dr. Xu is a member of the AcademyHealth, the International Health Economics Association, and the Gerontological Society of America.
Education & Training
- PhDWayne State University, Economics (2004)
- MAWayne State University, Economics (2002)