Health Data Analyst

Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2003–present Health Data Analyst, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 2001–03  Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University
  • 1993–2000 Attending Physician, Liaoning Province People’s Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • 1988–93  Resident, Liaoning Province People’s Hospital, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Education

  • MS, Statistics, Mississippi State University, 2003
  • MS, Internal Medicine, China Medical University, 1999
  • MD, China Medical University, 1988

Research Interests

Liyan supports multiple projects related to disease prevention and access to health care in the United States, including childhood and adult obesity, prenatal care evaluation, stroke treatment evaluation, cancer-related disparities and opportunities for intervention among Northern Plains American Indians, physician acceptance of new Medicare patients, charity care, and community-based project evaluation. In addition, she is in charge of data management, statistical modeling, sample size, and power analysis for survey instruments.

Selected Publications

  • Klepser DG, Xu L, Ullrich F, Mueller KJ. Trends in community pharmacy counts and closures before and after the implementation of Medicare Part D. Journal of Rural Health. In press.
  • Watanabe-Galloway S, Flom N, Xu L, Duran T. Cancer-related disparities and opportunities for intervention in Northern Plains American Indian communities: Trend analysis of BRFSS data. Journal of Public Healths. In press.
  • Klepser DG, Xu L, Ullrich F, Mueller KJ. Trends in community pharmacy counts and closures before and after the implementation of Medicare part D. Journal of Rural Health. 2011;27(2):168-75.
  • Watanabe-Galloway S, Flom N, Xu L Xu, Duran T, Frerichs L, Kennedy F, Smith CB, Jaiyeola AO. Cancer-related disparities and opportunities for intervention in Northern Plains American Indian communities. Public Health Reports. 2011;126:318-329.
  • Jones KJ, Cochran G, Xu L, Skinner A, Knudson A, Hicks RW. The association between pharmacist support and voluntary reporting of medication errors: An analysis of MEDMARX® data. In Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, and Grady ML, eds. Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 1: Assessment). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008. Publication No.: 08-0034-2.
  • Jones KJ, Skinner A, Xu L, Sun J, Mueller K. The AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: a tool to plan and evaluate patient safety programs. In Henriksen K, Battles JB, Keyes MA, and Grady ML, eds. Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches (Vol. 2: Culture and Redesign). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; August 2008. Publication No.: 08-0034-2.
  • Cramer M, Roberts S, Xu L. Evaluating community-based programs for eliminating secondhand smoke using evidence-based research for best practices. Family & Community Health. 2007;30(2):129-43.
  • Mueller KJ, McBride TD, Andrews C, Fraser R, Xu L. The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: A model for competition in rural America? Journal of Rural Health. 2005;21(2):105-113.
  • Tong Z, Hou L, Ma Y, Xu L. The effect of expression of ICAM-1 on pulmonary fibrosis. Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease. 2000;23(6):363-364.
  • Zheng R, Xu L, Kang J. The Expression of anti-transforming growth factor-²1 mRNA in Bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis rats. Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine. 2000;39(9):621-622.

Contact Liyan Xu
984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-4191
Fax: 402-559-9695
E-mail: liyanxu@unmc.edu