Yuan Xu

Assistant Professor

Oncology, Surgery and Community Health Sciences


Contact information


Office: 403-210-9554

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Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Clinical epidemiology; Real-world evidence
  • Methodology in Electronic Medical Record data

Summary of Research

Developing methods to leverage multidimensional health data including electronic health data and administrative data to boost the outcome and health service studies, and to generate real-world evidence to support medical decision making at the health-system and point-care levels in cancer care.


Postdoctoral Fellow, CIHR-Health System Impact Fellow Program; PhD (Epidemiology), Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary; Residency (General Surgery), Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; Master of Medical Science (MSc) (Clinical Medicine and Surgery), Capital Medical University Beijing, China; Doctor of Medicine (MD), Capital Medical University, Beijing, China