Huiwen Xu, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor at University of Rochester Department of Surgery, Cancer Control. He received his PhD in Health Services Research and Policy with training in Data Science from University of Rochester. Dr. Xu’s research focuses on long-term care, cancer survivorship, health disparities, and data sciences with large medical claims and clinical trials data. So far, Dr. Xu coauthored 40 peer-reviewed articles, including leading medical journals like JAMA Oncology, Medical Care, JAMDA, and JAGS; he also coauthored over 70 scientific abstracts and actively presented his work at national and international conferences.
Dr. Xu has been working as a statistician/data scientist for about 10 years, and actively participates in several NCI/PCORI funded projects at URCC NCORP. Dr. Xu currently serves on the Executive Committee of AcademyHealth Methods and Data Council and Board of Directors of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). He has served the Advisory Committee of AcademyHealth LTSS Interest Group during 2017-2019. He is a SAS certified programmer with 3 certifications (Basic, Advanced, and Statistical Business Analyst) and cofounded the Rochester Data Science Society in 2016. He is an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 15 scientific journals or conferences such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Network Open, American Journal of Public Health, Aging, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, Journal of Applied Gerontology, and Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
He received several national and international awards, including the Poster Award from Denver Post-Acute Care Conference, Student Volunteer Award from AcademyHealth LTSS Interest Group, Travel Fellowship from China Health Policy and Management Society, and Dean’s Fellowship from University of Rochester etc.