Yiqing Xia

Yiqing Xia (Junior Data Scientist – Epidemiologist)

Yiqing is a Data Science Specialist – Epidemiologist at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solution, St Michael’s Hospital. 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 Solution 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 is currently working on 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 has participated as a co-first author on the following:

  • Xia Y.*, Godin A.* [*co-first author], Buckeridge DL., Mishra S., … Brisson M., Maheu-Giroux M. The role of case importation in explaining differences in early SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics in Canada – a mathematical modeling study of surveillance data. (* Godin A and Xia Y. contributed equally to the work) [Preprint available: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.20.20158451%5D