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Ke Xu, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director of Stress Epigenetics, Yale Stress Center

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Ke Xu, MD



Dr. Xu is a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and holds a position as Staff Psychiatrist at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Her research is dedicated to exploring the complex interactions between stress and the epigenome, aiming to uncover how these interactions contribute to the development of stress-related symptoms and disorders such as substance use. This important work has led Dr. Xu to investigate a broad spectrum of behavioral and medical conditions in diverse populations. Dr. Xu is engaged in the field of social epigenomics that helps us understanding the biological underpinnings of the effects of social environments on health.

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale School of Medicine (2011)
  • MD
    West China College of Medicine, Sichuan University (2007)

Honors & Recognition

Lustman Resident Research Award: the first place2011
APA/Merck &Co Early Academic Career Research Award2011

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