Xiaoyu Nie

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.S.P.H. in international health, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in health policy and management, Fudan University


Xiaoyu Nie is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She has broad research interests in health economics and health services research. Her recent work focuses on physician payment policies and health insurance markets in the U.S.

Prior to Pardee RAND, Nie was a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center, where she evaluated access to and quality of primary care for vulnerable populations in both the U.S. and China. She also interned with the World Health Organization’s Medical Devices Unit in Geneva, Switzerland, where she assisted with developing strategies for improving and evaluating access to and the effectiveness of medical devices in low- and middle-income countries.

Nie graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with a master’s degree in international health systems. She earned a B.A. in health policy and management from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.