Xu Shi is currently a DSI Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She is interested in developing statistical methods to generate real world evidence from large-scale electronic health records (EHR) data. The growing availability of routinely collected EHR data opens new opportunities in biomedical and health policy research to evaluate factors associated with both individual benefit and potential harm. However, EHR data is not collected for research purposes and comes with unique challenges, which motivates Xu’s methodological research. In particular, her research focuses on developing causal inference methods tailored to EHR data, automatic translation and linkage of data across healthcare systems, post-marketing drug safety surveillance, and comparison of healthcare utilization.
Xu Shi received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to this, she obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and a minor in English language and literature at the Chu Kochen Honors College from Zhejiang University, China.