Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Xu Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Michigan. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Data Science Initiative, working with Tianxi Cai and Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics at University of Washington, under the supervision of Andrea Cook and Patrick Heagerty. She obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the Chu Kochen Honors College from Zhejiang University, China.
Her research focuses on developing novel statistical methods that provide insights from high volume and high variability healthcare data such as the electronic health records (EHR) data. She is particularly interested in developing causal inference methods tailored to EHR data, automated knowledge extraction, data harmonization across healthcare systems, post-marketing drug safety surveillance, and high-throughput comparison of healthcare utilization. She is the Advanced Analytics Core Co-Lead of the FDA’s Sentinel Initiative Innovation Center, developing innovative statistical methods to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products and exploring novel ways to utilize information from EHR data.