Assistant Professor School of Public Health and Emergency Management   Research Group

Dr. Xinxin Han is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Emergency Management, SUStech. Dr. Han received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Policy and Administration (Health Policy Track) from the George Washington University in the United States, and her Master of Science degree in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) School of Public Health in the United States. Her work primarily focuses on health policy evaluation, health workforce, primary care, and access to care. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Han was a Senior Research Associate at the Fitzhugh Mullan Professor of Health Workforce Equity, Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. At HWRC, Dr. Han led and participated in many projects funded by the United States Department of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and helped produce policy brief. Her work has focused on examining evaluating the impact of health insurance policy (i.e., Medicaid expansion), health workforce policy (i.e., the National Health Service Corps), and health technology (i.e., telehealth) on enhancing the distribution of health care resources and the capacity of community health centers. Her work has been published in leading journals in the field of public health and health policy, including Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, and American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and presented at international conferences including AcadmyHealth Annual Research Meeting and Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Research Conference. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for several SCI journals.

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1. Evaluation of the capacity of primary care institutes and workforce

2. Community-based digital chronic care management of hypertension and diabetes

3. Studies of hierarchical medical system under Healthy China context

4. Public Health emergency response management and prevention policy

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  1. Han X, Jiang F, Shen L, Liu Y, Liu T, Liu H, Wang P, Yang Z, T YL, Zhu J. Workplace violence, workforce stability and well-being in China’s psychiatric hospitals. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2021. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2021.09.013
  2. Han X*, Pittman P, Ku L. The effect of National Health Service Corps clinician staffing on medical and behavioral health care costs in community health centers. Medical Care. 2021;59(S5):463-70. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001610
  3. Han X*, Pittman P, Barnow B. Alternative approaches to ensuring adequate nurse staffing: the effect of state legislation on hospital nurse staffing. Medical Care. 2021;59(S5):428-33. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001614
  4. Zhang J,Han X#, Yang Z, Wang Z, Zheng J, Yang Z, Zhu J. Radiology residency training in China: results from the first retrospective nationwide survey. Insights into Imaging. 2021;12(1):1-2. doi:10.1186/s13244-021-00970-2
  5. Han X, Li X, Cheng L, Wu Z, Zhu J. Performance of China’s new medical licensing examination for rural general practice. BMC Medical Education. 2020;20(1):1-9. doi:10.1186/s12909-020-02234-x
  6. Han X*,Chen C, Pittman P. Use of temporary primary care providers in federally qualified health centers. Journal of Rural Health. 2021;37(1):61-8. doi:10.1111/jrh.12424
  7. Han X, Ku L. Enhancing staffing in rural community health centers can help improve behavioral health care. Health Affairs. 2019;38(12):2061-8. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00823
  8. Han X, Pittman P, Erikson C, Mullan F, Ku L. The role of National Health Service Corps clinicians in enhancing staffing and patient care capacity in community health centers. 2019. Medical Care. 2019;57(12):1002-7. doi:10.1097/MLR.0000000000001209
  9. Han X,Luo Q, Ku L. Medicaid expansion and grant funding increases helped improve community health center capacity. Health Affairs. 2017;36(1):49-56. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0929
  10. Han X*, Call KT, Pintor JK, Alarcon-Espinoza G, Simon AB. Reports of insurance-based discrimination in health care and its association with access to care. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(S3):S517-25. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302668
  11. Ku L, HanX, Chen C, Marko V. The association of dental education with pediatric Medicaid participation. Journal of Dental Education. 2021;85(1):69-77. doi:10.1002/jdd.12390
  12. Park J, Han X, Pittman P. Does expanded state scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physician assistants increase primary care utilization in community health centers?. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 2020;32(6):447-58. doi:10.1097/JXX.0000000000000263
  13. Pittman P, Leach B, Everett C, Han X, McElroy D. NP and PA privileging in acute care settings: do scope of practice laws matter?. Medical Care Research and Review. 2020;77(2):112-20. doi:10.1177/1077558718760333
  14. Pittman P, Bass E, Han X, Kurtzman E. The growth and performance of nursing programs by ownership status. Journal of Nursing Regulation. 2019;9(4):5-21. doi:10.1016/S2155-8256(19)30011-0
  15. Park J, Erikson C, Han X, Iyer P. Are state telehealth policies associated with the use of telehealth services among underserved populations?. Health Affairs. 2018;37(12):2060-8. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05101
  16. Pittman P, Li S, Han X, Lowe T. Clinical nonlicensed personnel in US hospitals: job trends from 2010 to 2015. Nursing Outlook. 2018;66(1):35-45. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.06.014
  17. Li S, Pittman P, Han X, Lowe TJ. Nurse-related clinical nonlicensed personnel in US hospitals and their relationship with nurse staffing levels. Health Services Research. 2017;52(S1):422-36. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12655
  18. Kozhimannil KB, Casey MM, Hung P, Han X, Prasad S, Moscovice IS. The rural obstetric workforce in US hospitals: challenges and opportunities. The Journal of Rural Health. 2015;31(4):365-72. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2014.12.042
  19. Dang C, Wei B, L J, Zhou M, Han X, Zhao T. Validity of the international HIV dementia scale as assessed in a socioeconomically underdeveloped region of southern China: assessing the influence of educational attainment. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2015;33:56-61. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2014.12.042

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