Kerui Xu, MPH
Kerui completed his Master of Public Health in biostatistics, and he is working on his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). At WiSOR, Kerui conducts health services research with the focus of measuring and improving the quality of surgical care. He is also holding a dual (WOC) appointment at the William S. Middleton Veteran Affairs Hospital. Prior to his position at WiSOR, Kerui worked at the Nebraska Cancer Registry and Joint Health Data Center of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). At the NDHHS, he utilized various statewide databases, including Hospital Discharge Data, Cancer Registry, Parkinson’s Disease Registry, and Medicaid’s immigration data to conduct population-based research and disease surveillance. His doctoral dissertation, which involves survey design and data collection in clinical settings, as well as secondary analyses using the National Cancer Database, focuses on the preventive screening and treatments among patients with chronic hepatitis and liver cancer. In addition, he is a course instructor in Biostatistics & Epidemiologic Methods for the UNMC Summer Health Professions Education Program. For analytic software, SAS and SPSS are tools that he is proficient with. Outside of work, Kerui enjoys playing and watching basketball, listening to music, and cooking. His PIs are Dr. Elise Lawson, Dr. Daniel Abbott, and Dr. Corrine Voils.