Bio

Bio


Xin She is a Global Health pediatrician with over 13 years of experience working in low-resource settings globally, promoting equity in Health and Education. She speaks 5 languages and collaborates across cultures and disciplines.

She has published on urban-rural health disparities in Chinese youth, quality improvement using participatory art and elevated lead levels in Haitian Children. She has presented nationally and internationally on Social Medicine and Global Health, youth mental health, early childhood development, Wellness and professional development. She is the PI of an international collaboration trial assessing the impact of mindfulness and mentoring on migrant youth resilience (MCHRI CE award, 2020).

She has mentored more than 100 youth globally, ranging from left-behind rural Chinese children, high school students in Baltimore/Bronx/California, to medical trainees in Haiti, Harvard medical students and Stanford Diversity scholars. She is a mentor at the AAP national Elevation program for URM students and an abstract advisor for LMIC researchers at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. She has been twice awarded the AAP national Advocacy conference scholarship and regularly advocates for underserved communities through local and national organizations.

She chairs the Pediatric Wellness Committee at CPMC regional site and serves as a Wellness Champion for the department of Pediatrics. She is a certified Mindfulness instructor for youth and a Reiki Master.

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Global Health

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chair, Stanford-CPMC Pediatric Wellness Committee (2018 - Present)
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) (2021 - Present)
  • Affliliate, Stanford Center for China's Economy and Institutions Health Initiative (2021 - Present)
  • Reviewer and interviewer, MD admissions committee (2018 - Present)
  • Wellness Champion, Department of Pediatrics (2020 - Present)
  • Virtual educator, Families at the Border Advocacy group (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Teaching and Mentorship Academy (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Pediatrics Advancing Anti-Racism Coalition (2020 - 2021)
  • Mentor, Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) (2018 - 2020)

Honors & Awards


  • National Legislative Conference Scholarship, American Academy of Pediatrics (2021)
  • CE research award, Stanford MCHRI (2020)
  • Pediatric Clerkship Award for Outstanding Contribution to Geisel Student Learning, Dartmouth University (2019)
  • National 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


  • Manuscript reviewer, Scientific Reports (2020 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal for Equity in Health (2020 - Present)
  • Manuscript reviewer, American Journal of Public Health (2017 - Present)
  • National conference abstract reviewer and advisor for LMIC researchers, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (2019 - Present)
  • SOECP NomCom liaison, American Academy of Pediatrics (2017 - Present)
  • National conference abstract reviewer and moderator, Pediatric Academic Society (2011 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Certificate, The Still Quite Place, 10-week Mindfulness Trainer's Program (2020)
  • Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital (2016) MA
  • Certificate, Le Cordon Blue Culinary Institute (Madrid), Spanish Cuisine (Level I) (2016)
  • Certificate, Harvard Humanitarian Institute, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (2016)
  • Reiki Master, Reiki by the Sea (Master-teacher Maxine Bornstein), Reiki practitioner training III (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2015)
  • Certificate, Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, Global Health Delivery (2014)
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2011) NY
  • 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


  • Medical Professions Panelist

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Stanford SMASH Academy

    Populations Served

    underserved high school students

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. n., Potts, B. n., von Oettingen, J. n., Bonnell, R. n., Sainvil, M. n., Lorgeat, V. n., Mascary, M. C., She, X. n., Jean-Baptiste, E. n., Palfrey, S. n., Woolf, A. D., Palfrey, J. n. 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.

    View details for PubMedID 30426830

  • 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

    View details for PubMedID 27335999

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4784561

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