Xu Ji, PhD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, and a faculty member in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ji is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. Dr. Ji’s research focuses on pediatric cancer care and cancer survivorship, leveraging rigorous quantitative methods and big data analytics. Her current projects focus on healthcare access, quality, and outcomes among childhood and adolescent/young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, with a particular focus on those with public health insurance. Dr. Ji also studies the changes in pediatric and AYA cancer treatment and outcomes following the implementation of healthcare interventions and policies.
Her research has been published in Cancer, JAMA Psychiatry, JNCI, and Pediatrics, and has been featured in U.S. News, NBC.com, and Reuters Health. Dr. Ji holds an M.S.P.H from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She then received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research and Health Policy with a concentration in economics at Emory University. Before joining CHOA and Emory School of Medicine, Dr. Ji worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a postdoctoral health economist for two years.