Ying Xue, DNSc
Associate Professor, University of Rochester School of Nursing
Dr. Ying 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
- Xue, Y., Greener, E., Kannan, V., Smith, JA., Brewer, C., Spetz, J.. (2018). Federally qualified health centers reduce the primary care provider gap in health professional shortage counties. Nursing Outlook, 66(3), 263-272. DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2018.02.003
- Xue, Y., Kannan, V., Greener, E., Smith, JA., Brent, JA., Spetz, J. (2018). Full scope-of-practice regulation is associated with higher supply of nurse practitioners in rural and primary care health professional shortage counties. Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(4), 5-13. DOI:10.1016/S2155-8256(17)30176-X
- Xue, Y., Goodwin, JS., Chen, NW., Raji, MA., & Kuo, YF. (2017). Trends in primary care provision to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants: 2008 – 2014. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/2150131917736634
- Xue, Y., & Tuttle, J. (2017). Clinical productivity of primary care nurse practitioners in ambulatory settings. Nursing Outlook, 65, 162-171. Doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2016.09.005
- 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.
- 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
- 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