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Texas A&M: Xu receives Faculty Research Excellence Award

Dr. Xiaohui Xu, PhD, department head of the epidemiology and biostatistics department at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Faculty Research Excellence Award.

Dr. Xu is an environmental epidemiologist who exemplifies a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to research. His research focuses on health effects of global and emerging environmental issues, creating healthier environments and reducing hazardous environmental exposures along with some secondary work in cancer. He has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including as site principal investigator (PI) for a recent $2.4 million multi-institutional grant from National Intelligence Authority (NIA)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study effects of air pollution on brain health – with a focus on the potential impacts of long-term air pollution exposure on later life Alzheimer’s and dementia. He has also been building collaborations at Texas A&M. He is part of a team that received approximately $1.4 million from the inaugural Texas A&M X-grant program that is developing a breath on-a-chip spectrometer for exhaled breath analysis.

His H-index is 37, with almost 3,500 citations to date, publishing five papers as a lead or co-author in 2019 to date. He has been invited to present his research at state, national and international conferences and continues to mentor a number of graduate students and faculty in epidemiology and biostatistics.

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