Ying Xue, DNSc
Dr. Xue is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar Alumina (Inaugural Cohort). Prior to coming to the University of Rochester, Xue earned her doctoral degree in nursing at Yale University and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Xue’s research expertise intersects in three areas: nursing workforce, healthcare delivery and outcomes, and vulnerable populations. The overarching goal of her work is to develop empirical evidence to guide national policies to optimize the nursing workforce and to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, especially among vulnerable populations. Her research has examined the pivotal role of nurses in healthcare delivery and outcomes, including evidence on quality of care and cost-effectiveness. This work encompasses historical and geographical trends in the nursing workforce, especially related to nursing workforce shortages, scope of practice, and workforce diversity, including job satisfaction among racial and ethnic minority nurses. Recent healthcare reforms designed to reduce health inequalities by addressing access to quality care require much-needed research and policy guidance on the optimal role and contributions of nursing to advance these reforms. Dr. Xue’s current research thus focuses on examining the role of nurse practitioners in improving primary care delivery for vulnerable populations. This work includes evaluation of the impact of federal and state regulations and policies on the availability and care delivery of nurse practitioners and access to primary care among vulnerable populations, and examination of the specific roles, tasks, and collaboration among primary care providers, including nurse practitioners, to identify strategies associated with improved efficiency and quality of primary care delivery.
2006 - Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2004 - Doctor of Nursing Science (DNSc) Yale University, New Haven, CT
1998 - M.S., Nursing Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
1994 - B.S., Nursing Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China
1. Xue, Y. & Intrator, O. (2016). Cultivating the role of nurse practitioners in providing primary care to vulnerable populations in an era of healthcare reform. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 17, 24-31. doi: 10.1177/1527154416645539.
2. O’Brien, S., & Xue, Y. (2016). Inpatient rehabilitation outcomes in patients with stroke over age 85 years. Physical Therapy, 96, 1-8. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150364
3. Xue, Y., Ye, ZQ., Brewer, C., & Spetz, J. (2016). Impact of state nurse practitioner scope-of-practice regulation on healthcare delivery: systematic review. Nursing Outlook, 64, 71-85. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2015.08.005
4. Xue, Y. (2015). Racial and ethnic minority nurses’ job satisfaction in the United States. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52, 280-287. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.10.007
5. Boev, C., Xue, Y., & Ingersoll, G.L. (2015). Nursing job satisfaction, certification, and healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 31, 276-284. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2015.04.001
6. Lowey, S., Smith, JA., Xue, Y., & Powers, B. (2015). Opioid use in the last year of life among Medicare beneficiaries with advanced illnesses: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 17, 242–248. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000155
7. Xue, Y., Chappel, A. R., Freund, D. A., Aiken, L. H., & Noyes, K. (2015). Cost outcomes of supplemental nurse staffing in a large medical center. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30, 130-137. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000100
8. McMahon, J. M., Volpe, E. M., Klostermann, K., Trabold, N., & Xue, Y. (2015). A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Sexual Relationship Power Scale in HIV/AIDS research. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 267-294. doi: 10.1007/s10508- 014-0355-6
9. Chimenti, R., Flemister, A. S., Tome, J., McMahon, J. M., Flannery, M., Xue, Y., & Houck, J. (2014). Altered tendon characteristics and mechanical properties associated with insertional achilles tendinopathy. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 44, 680-689. doi:10.2519/jospt.2014.5369
10. Xue, Y., & Brewer, C. (2014). Racial and ethnic diversity of the U.S. national nurse workforce 1988-2013. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 15, 102-110. doi: 10.1177/1527154414560291 4 of 14
11. Aiken, L. H., Shang, J., Xue, Y., & Sloane, D. M. (2013). Hospital use of agencyemployed supplemental nurses and patient mortality and failure to rescue. Health Services Research, 48, 931-948. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12018
12. O’Brien, S. R., & Xue, Y. (2013). Predicting goal achievement during stroke rehabilitation for Medicare beneficiaries. Disability Rehabilitation, 36, 1273-1278. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2013.845253
13. O’Brien, S. R., Xue, Y., Ingersoll, G., & Kelly, A. (2013). Shorter length of stay is associated with worse functional outcomes for medicare beneficiaries with stroke. Physical Therapy, 93, 1592-1602. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20120484
14. Lowey, S. E., Powers, B. A., & Xue, Y. (2013). Short of breath and dying: state of the science on opioid agents for the palliation of refractory dyspnea in older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(2), 43-52. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20121204-06
15. Xue, Y., Smith, J., Freund, D. A., & Aiken, L. H. (2012). Supplemental nurses are just as educated, slightly less experienced, and more diverse compared to permanent nurses. Health Affairs, 31, 2510-2517. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.1297
16. Xue, Y., Aiken, L. H., Freund, D. A., & Noyes, K. (2012). Quality outcomes of hospital supplemental nurse staffing. Journal of Nursing Administration, 42, 580-585. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318274b5bc
17. Aiken, L. H., Xue, Y., Clarke, S. P., & Sloane, D. M. (2007). Supplemental nurse staffing in hospitals and quality of care. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37, 335-342. doi: 10.1097/01.NNA.0000285119.53066.ae
18. Xue, Y., Schulman-Green, D., Czaplinski, C., Harris, D., & McCorkle, R. (2007). Pain attitudes and knowledge among registered nurses, pharmacists and physicians on an inpatient oncology service. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11, 687-695.
19. Schulman-Green, D., Harris, D., Xue, Y., Loseth, D. B., Czaplinski, C., & Donovan, C. (2005). Unlicensed staff members’ experiences with patients’ pain on an inpatient oncology unit: implications for redesigning the care delivery system. Cancer Nursing, 28, 340-347. doi:00002820-200509000-00002
20. Xue, Y., & Cohen, S. (2004). Dietary supplements: policy and research implications for nurses. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 5, 149-159. doi: 10.1177/1527154404266586
21. Xue, Y., & Milone-Nuzzo, P. (2004). Development of hospice in China. Caring, 23(1), 34-36.
22. Zou, D., Xue, Y., Wang, C., & Kim, I. (1999). Assessing palliative care educational needs amongst working nurses, nursing students, and educators in Tianjin, China. Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26(Suppl), 4-8.
23. Cui, Y. T., Xue, Y., & Jiao, D. Y. (1997). The diagnosis criteria of brain death and the value of various equipment examinations. Chinese Hospice Journal, 2(1), 1-5.