Huiwen Xu, is a PhD candidate in Health Services Research and Policy at University of Rochester. Mr. Xu completed his masters in Healthcare Administration from Beijing Normal University, where he studied rural health workforce, mental health, and health reform in China. His current research focuses on applying advanced statistical methods to examine quality of care in long term care settings with claims data, improving quality of life among older patients with cancer, and reducing rural-urban disparities in the U.S and China.