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Hui  Shao

Associate Professor

Faculty, Global Health

Hui Shao is an associate professor at the Hubert Department of Global Health, with a joint appointment at the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Shao has an interdisciplinary research background, with an MD degree in endocrinology and a Ph.D. in health economics and policy. He was a Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness (PE) Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Diabetes Translation, and the winner of the 2020 CDC Health Economic Research Group Kaafee Billah Award.

Dr. Shao has strong research expertise in comparative effectiveness analysis and pharmacoepidemiology, health economics and pharmacoeconomics, microsimulation modeling, and machine learning. Dr. Shao’s research focuses on the development and application of AI and machine-learning methods in precision medicine and precision public health in diabetes and multimorbidity. His research harness the power of modern analytical AI methods to generate new insight into data from clinical trials and the real world, such as medical claims and electronic health records. 



2022 International Soceity for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine: Best Researcher Award                             

2021 American Diabetes Association: The President Selected Abstract     

2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HERG Kaafee Billah Award     

2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Early Career Innovator Award

2017 Patient Access Network (PAN) challenge: Honored Award







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ATLANTA , GA 30322



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Areas of Interest

  • Chronic Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Machine Learning
  • Modeling

Affiliations & Activities

Jointly appointed, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine.


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