Principle Investigator

PI: Huiwen Xu, PhD 

Faculty Appointment:  

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch

Contact Info:

UTMB Email

Office Phone: (409) 772 5899 

Twitter: @Dr_HuiwenXu

Wechat: Dr_HuiwenXu

Office Address:                   

UHC 4.438

301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-1150

Principle Investigator

Huiwen Xu, PhD, MHA

Faculty Appointment

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch


Ph.D., Health Services Research & Policy at University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

M.A., Social Medicine and Health Administration at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Research Interests

Aging, Artificial Intelligence, Nursing Home, Cancer Survivorship, Big Data, Health Disparities, Health Policy


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Huiwen Xu, Ph.D. is a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Population Health at University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Xu’s has expertise in a range of areas including, health services, health policy analysis, aging, long-term care, and machine learning using large administrative data. He was recently selected as a RL5 Pepper Scholar by the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) and have participated in multiple NIH funded projects in cancer survivorship (R01, U01, UG1, R21, etc.). 

Dr. Xu has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in leading medical journals including The Lancet, JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JAMA Network Open, JAGS, JAMDA, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and Medical Care; he coauthored one book chapter and over 80 scientific abstracts. His work has been cited for 2,000+ times. Dr. Xu is the President-elect (2024-26) of China Health Policy and Management Society; he serves on the Executive Committee of AcademyHealth Methods and Data Council and Analytics Core of Cancer and Aging Group. Dr. Xu was an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 scientific journals such as Lancet Oncology, JCO, AJPH, JAMA Network Open, Medical Care, and JAMDA. 

Dr. Xu received several national or international awards, including the Best Abstract Award from CHPAMS 2021 Annual Symposium, Best Poster Award from Denver Post-Acute Care Conference, Student Volunteer Award from AcademyHealth LTSS Interest Group, etc. He received his PhD in Health Services Research and Policy with Data Science training from the University of Rochester Medical Center.

If you share research interest with Dr. Xu, please do not hesitate to reach out.