Xuesong Han, PhD

Strategic Director, Health Policy & Healthcare Delivery Research

Xuesong Han, PhD is a cancer epidemiologist and Strategic Director of Health Policy & Healthcare Delivery Research at the American Cancer Society, where she conducts research largely focused on the impact of health insurance and the Affordable Care Act on cancer care and outcomes.

Dr. Han’s research examines disparities in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival associated with insurance and socioeconomic status, and studies the changes in access to care, uptake of preventive services, and care utilization and spending resulting from implementation of new health policies. She also collaborates with internal and external researchers conducting cancer survivorship studies covering the topics of psychosocial distress, employment change, financial hardship, and survivorship care.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2012, Dr. Han received her PhD in Epidemiology & Public Health from Yale University in 2010, and completed a two-year fellowship as a Research Assistant Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. She is a founding member of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), and a founding member of the Interagency Workgroup to Promote Health Economics Research on Cancer (HEROiC).