Xinhua Yu, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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- PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
- MD, Preventive Medicine, Shanghai Medical University
- MS, Statistics, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
- Cancer Epidemiology, prevention, and survivorship
- Disparities in health and health care of chronic disease management
- Health services research among U.S. elderly Medicare population
- Diffusion of emerging health technology and disparities in access of care
- Application of geographic information system (GIS) in public health
- Research methodology in Epidemiology
- Yu X, McBean AM. Screening mammography use and chemotherapy among female stage II colon
cancer patients: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Services Research. 2010, 10:98.
- McBean AM, Yu X. Virnig BA. Screening mammography rate and predictors following treatment of colorectal
cancer. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2009 Mar;3(1):12-20.
- Jones-Webb R, Yu X, Wall M, Hannan PJ., Hellerstedt W. Race, Socioeconomic Position, and all-Cause Mortality.
Journal of Minnesota Medicine. 2009 Feb;92(2):40-3
- Yu X, Elliott SP, Wilt TJ, McBean AM. Practice patterns in BPH surgical therapy — the
dramatic rise in minimally invasive technologies. Journal of Urology. 2008 July; 180(1):241-5; discussion 245.
Xinhua Yu, MD, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology. He earned a MD in preventive medicine
from Shanghai Medical University (now College of Medicine at Fudan University) in
Shanghai, China, and a PhD in epidemiology and MS in statistics from the University
of Minnesota at Twin Cities campus. Dr. Yu has extensive experience in cardiovascular
disease epidemiology, obesity and physical activitiy, and cancer epidemiology. He
has worked on large epidemiology studies such as CARDIA, a large national longitudinal
study on cardiovascular risk factors among young adults. He is an expert in managing
and analyzing very large administrative datasets such as Medicare claims, SEER‐Medicare
data, and survey data. He has conducted health disparities research among elderly
population using Medicare claims and national cancer registry. Dr. Yu’s current research
focuses on health disparities, determinants of health care utilization among cancer
survivors, and epidemiological methods. Other areas of research interest include clinical
epidemiology, cost‐effective analysis, and health technology diffusion.