Shuai Xu

  • 805 Citations

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Research Interests

Photobiology, medical device innovation, flexible electronics, wearable sensors, digital medicine, and medical innovation.

As a physician-engineer, Dr. Xu is interested in the translation of breakthrough electrical engineering, materials science, and health information technology towards addressing major unmet clinical needs. As Medical Director of the Center of Bio-Integrated Electronics, he has expertise within flexible device platforms, specifically phototherapy systems, addressing a wide range of dermatological and non-dermatological clinical needs. Previously, he has developed several medical device technologies across multiple medical fields including dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and patient non-adherence that have raised competitive funding from government grants and private investors. As a health economist, his work focuses on the role of FDA regulation on medical device innovation and the development of policies that facilitate breakthrough innovation in healthcare. More recently, he has developed an interest in social media, cosmetics, and consumer healthcare. This work, naturally, has direct relevance to the public with his publications garnering press coverage from sources such as The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

General dermatology.

Training Experience

2015Residency, Saint Joseph's Hospital
2017Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University
2018Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Harvard Medical School

… → 2014

MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

… → 2010

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Research Output

Evaluation of non-invasive continuous physiological monitoring devices for neonates in Nairobi, Kenya: A research protocol

Ginsburg, A. S., Nkwopara, E., MacHaria, W., Ochieng, R., Waiyego, M., Zhou, G., Karasik, R., Xu, S. & Ansermino, J. M., Apr 12 2020, In : BMJ open. 10, 4, e035184.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Mechano-acoustic sensing of physiological processes and body motions via a soft wireless device placed at the suprasternal notch

    Lee, K. H., Ni, X., Lee, J. Y., Arafa, H., Pe, D. J., Xu, S., Avila, R., Irie, M., Lee, J. H., Easterlin, R. L., Kim, D. H., Chung, H. U., Olabisi, O. O., Getaneh, S., Chung, E., Hill, M., Bell, J., Jang, H., Liu, C., Park, J. B. & 12 others, Kim, J., Kim, S. B., Mehta, S., Pharr, M., Tzavelis, A., Reeder, J. T., Huang, I., Deng, Y., Xie, Z., Davies, C. R., Huang, Y. & Rogers, J. A., Feb 1 2020, In : Nature Biomedical Engineering. 4, 2, p. 148-158 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Skin-interfaced biosensors for advanced wireless physiological monitoring in neonatal and pediatric intensive-care units

    Chung, H. U., Rwei, A. Y., Hourlier-Fargette, A., Xu, S., Lee, K. H., Dunne, E. C., Xie, Z., Liu, C., Carlini, A., Kim, D. H., Ryu, D., Kulikova, E., Cao, J., Odland, I. C., Fields, K. B., Hopkins, B., Banks, A., Ogle, C., Grande, D., Park, J. B. & 42 others, Kim, J., Irie, M., Jang, H., Lee, J. H., Park, Y., Kim, J., Jo, H. H., Hahm, H., Avila, R., Xu, Y., Namkoong, M., Kwak, J. W., Suen, E., Paulus, M. A., Kim, R. J., Parsons, B. V., Human, K. A., Kim, S. S., Patel, M., Reuther, W., Kim, H. S., Lee, S. H., Leedle, J. D., Yun, Y., Rigali, S., Son, T., Jung, I., Arafa, H., Soundararajan, V. R., Ollech, A., Shukla, A., Bradley, A., Schau, M., Rand, C. M., Marsillio, L. E., Harris, Z. L., Huang, Y., Hamvas, A., Paller, A. S., Weese-Mayer, D. E., Lee, J. Y. & Rogers, J. A., Mar 1 2020, In : Nature Medicine. 26, 3, p. 418-429 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    The relationship between the number of available therapeutic options and government payer (medicare part D) spending on topical drug products

    Kwa, M. C., Tegtmeyer, K., Welty, L. J., Raney, S. G., Luke, M. C., Xu, S. & Kong, B., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Dermatological Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Approval-adjusted recall rates of high-risk medical devices from 2002-2016 across food and drug administration device categories

    Ghobadi, C. W., Janetos, T. M., Tsai, S., Beaumont, J. L., Welty, L., Walter, J. R. & Xu, S., 2019, In : Issues in Law and Medicine. 34, 1, p. 77-92 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Scopus citations