Huiwen Xu, Ph.D. is a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health at University of Texas Medical Branch. He received his Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Policy with Data Science training in 2019 from University of Rochester. Dr. Xu’s research focuses on aging, long-term care, cancer survivorship, and machine learning. He was recently selected as a Pepper Scholar by the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) and have participated in multiple NIH funded projects in cancer survivorship. Dr. Xu has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading medical journals including Lancet, JAMA Oncology, Medical Care, and JAMDA; he coauthored one book chapter and over 70 scientific abstracts. Dr. Xu is an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 15 scientific journals such as AJPH, JCO, and JAMA Network Open. Dr. Xu currently serves on the Executive Committee of AcademyHealth Methods and Data Council, Board of Directors of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), and Analytics Core of Cancer and Aging Group. 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.