Ph.D. Student Profile

Xuexin  Yu

Xuexin Yu

  • Doctoral Student


BS, Biological Sciences, Sichuan University
MM, Health Mgmt & Policy, Sichuan University

Research Interests & Projects

My research focuses on socioeconomic trajectories in relation to brain health in late life. I am currently working with Dr. Kobayashi to investigate social determinants of cognitive aging among older adults across countries.

Selected Publications

Yu X, Kabudula CW, Wagner RG, Bassil DT, Farrell MT, Tollman SM, Kahn K, Berkman LF, Rosenberg MS, Kobayashi LC. Mid-life employment trajectories and subsequent memory function and rate of decline in rural South Africa, 2000-22. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2024. 53(2): dyae022. PMID: 38365967

Yu X, Cho TC, Westrick, AC, Chen C, Langa KM, Kobayashi LC. Association of cumulative loneliness with all-cause mortality among middle-aged and older adults in the United States, 1996-2019. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2023. 120(51): e2306819120. PMID: 38079549

Yu X, Westrick AC, Kobayashi LC. Cumulative loneliness and subsequent memory function and rate of decline among adults aged ≥50 in the United States, 1996-2016. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2023.19(2):578-588. PMID: 35920364. 

Yu X, Langa KM, Cho TC, and Kobayashi LC. Association of perceived job insecurity and subsequent memory function and decline among adults aged 55 years or older in England and the United States, 2006-2016. JAMA Network Open. 2022. 5(4). PMID: 35416992

Yu X, Zhang W, and Kobayashi LC. Duration of poverty and subsequent cognitive function and decline among older adults in China, 2005-2018. Neurology. 2021. 97(7). PMID: 34099525