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Jinping Xu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences
(313) 577-0244

Dr. Xu is a board-certified family physician with an MS degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. She is a member of the Division of Population Health Sciences, and faculty in the MPH graduate program. She is also a member of the Population Studies and Prevention Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Practice.

Her clinical practice serves a diverse patient population including White, African-Americans and Asians, in particular Chinese. Dr. Xu's research interests include primary care, cancer control and prevention, and helping patients make more informed decisions. She recently completed a 5-year study on racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment decision-making funded by the American Cancer Society. She enjoys teaching both medical students and residents in clinical medicine in the ambulatory setting.

  • Treatment Decision-making
  • Cancer Control and Prevention
  • Women's Health
  • Men's Health
  • Health Disparity
Links of Interest

Dr. Xu's publications and current grants coming soon.

Education Training
Courses Taught over the Last 2 Years
Precepting: Clinical Ambulatory Instruction: Family Medicine Residents (PGY I – III), Continuity Care Clerkship, Medical students (MS3), Family Medicine Clerkship Medical students (MS3)

Introduction to Patients, Medical students (MS1)

Graduate Student Lecture: FPH 7240 Epidemiology

Resident Didactic Lecture, FM and TY residents, and Faculty


  • Shandong Medical University, Jinan, Shandong, China, M.D. 1985
  • Shandong Medical University, Jinan, Shandong, China, M.S. 1988
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, M.S. in Clinical Research Design and Statistics. 2005

Training and Experience

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2010 - present)
  • Trainee, NIH K30 training program in clinical research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (2003 - 2005)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (2001- Present)
  • Resident Physician, Dept. of Family Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL (1998-2001)
  • Research Associate, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health Sciences University (1995-1998)
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Pediatrics, Oregon Health Sciences University, OR (1993-1995)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Shandong Medical University, China (1989-1993)
  • Resident Physician, Dept. of Pediatrics, Shandong Medical University, China (1985-1988)