Rong Xu, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine
Cancer Prevention
Control & Population Research Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rong Xu is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. Rong Xu received both her Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics and M.S in Computer Science from Stanford University, and B.S in Biology from Peking University. Rong Xu was selected as a Siebel Scholar in 2004 for her outstanding academic performance and leadership at Stanford. Rong Xu received the 2014 NIH Director’s Innovator Award, the 2015 Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Awardfor Cancer Prevention Research, the 2015 AMIA New Investigator Award, and the 2016 ‘American Cancer Society Research Scholar. Rong was featured on 2016 Cleveland’s Crain’s latest “Who to Watch Health Care”, which highlights innovators in Northeast Ohio’s medical fields.

Research Information

Research Interests

Rong’s research goal is to facilitate biomedical discovery and to improve health care delivery by promoting efficient biomedical knowledge flow among biomedical researchers, physicians and patients.

My research interests in computer science include:

  1. Natural language processing
  2. Artificial Intelligence
  3. Machine learning, Deep learning
  4. Systems biology
  5. Data mining
  6. Graph theory
  7. Ontology, knowledge representation and engineering
  8. Imaging Informatics

My research interests in biomedical sciences include:

  1. Drug discovery, drug repositioning
  2. Disease gene discover
  3. Gene-environment-disease interactions
  4. Human gut microbiome
  5. Drug target discovery
  6. Drug toxicity prediction
  7. Cancer drug toxicity
  8. Drug addiction
  9. Neuroscience informatics
  10. Post-market drug surveillance