Yiqing Xia

Yiqing Xia (Junior Data Scientist – Epidemiologist)

Yiqing worked with the lab as a Data Science Specialist – Epidemiologist during 2020-2021, before starting her PhD training at McGill University in September 2021.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and a Master of Science degree in Public Health. Prior to joining MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in August 2020, she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University for 1.5 years. She has 6 years of research experience in the area of infectious diseases, and 1.5 years of experience in HIV transmission modeling.

She led multiple projects related to COVID-19, including studying factors driving the observed differences in the trajectory of the sub-epidemics within and between provinces, hospital capacity projections, and estimating the effective reproduction number.

Yiqing publications with the team include:

  • Xia Y, Ma H, Moloney G, García HAV, Sirski M, Janjua N, Vickers D, Williamson T, Katz A, Yu K, Kustra R, Buckeridge D, Brisson M, Baral S, Mishra S, Maheu-Giroux M. (2021). Geographical concentration of COVID-19 cases by social determinants of health in 16 large metropolitan areas in Canada – a cross-sectional study. [Preprint available].