Bio

Bio


Xin She is a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is passionate about Global Health and Social Medicine. She has been working with underserved children in the US and abroad for more than 10 years, promoting equal opportunities to Education and Health for all children regardless of their background. Lately she is focusing on mentoring children from impoverished communities to achieve their maximal potential, applying the concepts of growth mindset and mindfulness to build personal resilience. She is the donor of a rural library in China and many need-based scholarships. She has mentored residents and fellows at Stanford in a leadership program focusing on Diversity and Inclusion (LEAD). She practices Hospital Medicine, leads the Pediatric Wellness Committee and teaches medical students at the CPMC regional site in San Francisco.
As a pediatrician trained in Public Health, Xin’s research has focused on vulnerable children in developing countries. She has published on urban-rural health disparities in Chinese school-age children and elevated lead levels in urban poor Haitian Children. She has taught students and residents, improved quality of care through participatory art programs, and initiated a home-based early childhood development intervention for malnourished children while working as a Boston Children’s Global Health Fellow in Haiti. Prior to fellowship, Xin worked with poor urban immigrant families as a Social Pediatrics resident in the South Bronx. She also worked on micronutrient deficiency in rural children with the Chinese CDC, HIV education for 5th graders in post-Katrina New Orleans and HIV prevention through network outreach in urban Guatemala.

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Global Health
  • Social Medicine

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Mentor, Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) (2018 - Present)
  • Reviewer, MD admissions committee (2018 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Pediatric Clerkship Award for Outstanding Contribution to Geisel Student Learning, Dartmouth University (2019)
  • Legislative Conference Scholarship, American Academy of Pediatrics (2017)
  • Research Scholarship, Fulbright U.S. (2014)
  • Behavioral Science Award for Excellence in Biopsychosocial Integration in Medical Practise, Montefiore Medical Center (2014)
  • Daniel G. Leight Award for Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center (2014)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Abstract Reviewer, Platform Moderator, Poster Moderator, Pediatric Academic Society (2011 - Present)
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health (2017 - Present)
  • SOECP NomCom liaison, American Academy of Pediatrics (2017 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Global Health (2016)
  • Certificate, Harvard Humanitarian Institute, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (2016)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Certificate, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, Global Health Delivery (2014)
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Social Pediatrics (2014)
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Medicine (2011)
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics (2010)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry (2006)

Community and International Work


  • Mentor, Donor, Evaluator

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Overseas Chinese Education Foundation (NGO)

    Populations Served

    School-age Children

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Medical Volunteer, Haiti

    Topic

    Type I Diabetes

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Kay Mackenson

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Health Promoting Schools in rural Guizhou

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Guizhou Medical Office, Overseas Chinese Education Foundation

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • First HIV Curriculum for 5th graders, New Orleans

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Office of HIV Funding

    Location

    US

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Intern, Mexico

    Topic

    Health Systems

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Family Child Health International

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Teaching pediatrician and QI researcher

    Topic

    Child Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health Haiti)

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • HIV early prevention, Guatemala

    Topic

    Using RDS to promote early HIV testing

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Cl'inica Familiar

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Medical editor

    Partnering Organization(s)

    A Life a Time Foundation for children with surgical needs (NGO)

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Health- Promoting Schools in under-served rural China
Teaching Mental Health via virtual platforms
Early Childhood Development in undeserved populations

Teaching

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


Publications

All Publications


  • Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Infants and Children in Haiti, 2015. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) Carpenter, C., Potts, B., von Oettingen, J., Bonnell, R., Sainvil, M., Lorgeat, V., Mascary, M. C., She, X., Jean-Baptiste, E., Palfrey, S., Woolf, A. D., Palfrey, J. 2018: 33354918807975

    Abstract

    Few studies have reported blood lead levels (BLLs) in Haitian children, despite the known presence of lead from environmental factors such as soil, water, leaded paint and gasoline, improperly discarded batteries, and earthquakes. We sought to determine the prevalence of elevated blood lead levels (EBLLs) among healthy Haitian children.We enrolled children aged 9 months to 6 years from 3 geographic areas in Haiti (coastal, urban, and mountain) from March 1 through June 30, 2015. We obtained anthropometric measurements, household income, potential sources of lead exposure, and fingerstick BLLs from 273 children at 6 churches in Haiti. We considered a BLL ≥5 μg/dL to be elevated.Of 273 children enrolled in the study, 95 were from the coastal area, 78 from the urban area, and 100 from the mountain area. The median BLL was 5.8 μg/dL, with higher levels in the mountain area than in the other areas ( P < .001). BLLs were elevated in 180 (65.9%) children. The prevalence of EBLL was significantly higher in the mountain area (82 of 100, 82.0%; P < .001) than in the urban area (42 of 78, 53.8%) and the coastal area (56 of 95, 58.9%; P < .001). Twenty-eight (10.3%) children had EBLLs ≥10 μg/dL and 3 (1.1%) children had EBLLs ≥20 μg/dL. Exposure to improperly discarded batteries ( P = .006) and living in the mountain area ( P < .001) were significant risk factors for EBLLs.More than half of Haitian children in our study had EBLLs. Public health interventions are warranted to protect children in Haiti against lead poisoning.

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  • Measuring the Gap: A Health Assessment of Rural Chinese Children Compared to Urban Children. Global pediatric health She, X., Zhao, D., Scholnick, J. 2016; 3: 2333794X15625298-?

    Abstract

    China is a large country where rapid development is accompanied by growing inequalities. How economic inequalities translate to health inequalities is unknown. Baseline health assessment is lacking among rural Chinese children. We aimed at assessing baseline student health of rural Chinese children and comparing them with those of urban children of similar ages. A cross-sectional study was conducted using the 2003 Global School-Based Student Health Survey among 100 students Grade 4 to 6 from rural Guizhou, China. Results were summarized and compared with public data from urban Beijing using multivariate logistic regression models. Rural children are more likely to not wash their hands before a meal (odds ratio [OR] = 5.71, P < .01) and after using the toilet (OR = 5.41, P < .01). They are more likely to feel sick or to get into trouble after drinking (OR = 7.28, P < .01). They are more likely to have used drugs (OR = 8.54, P < .01) and to have no close friends (OR = 8.23, P < .01). An alarming percentage of rural (8.22%) and urban (14.22%) children have had suicidal ideation in the past year (OR = 0.68, P > .05). Rural parents are more likely to not know their children's whereabouts (OR = 1.81, P < .05). Rural children are more than 4 times likely to have serious injuries (OR = 4.64, P < .01) and to be bullied (OR = 4.01, P < .01). In conclusion, school-age rural Chinese children exhibit more health risk behaviors and fewer protective factors at baseline compared to their urban counterparts. Any intervention aimed at improving child health should take this distributive gap into consideration.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/2333794X15625298

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