Xuerong Wen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Office: 265C
  • Phone: 401.874.4547
  • Email: XuerongWen@uri.edu
  • Office Location: Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Xuerong Wen is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, specializing in the area of pharmacoepidemiology and health outcomes research. Dr. Wen’s research interests are applied measurement and methodologies examining comparative effectiveness and safety of drug use in large populations. Clinical areas of her pharmacoepidemiologic studies include: cardiology, nephrology, neurology, pediatrics, transplantation, and obstetrics and genecology. Her currently funded research investigates short- and long-term teratogenic effects of medication use in pregnant women.

Dr. Wen has conducted numerous clinical and community studies based on claims, registry and clinical data using pertinent epidemiological and statistical methods; many of these have been published in high-impact journals. She had many abstracts accepted by national and international conferences for podium or poster presentations.


Drug Utilization and Clinical Outcomes, Drug Safety, Outcome Measurement, Pharmacoepidemiology, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Target Trial Emulation, Meta-Analyses, Methodologies for Secondary Data Studies.


Ph.D., College of Pharmacy, University of Florida
M.S., Statistics, University of Florida
M.P.H., College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida

Selected Publications

Publication list on Google Scholar

Research Awards and Grants (Role: PI)

  • Resubmission Award from Rhode Island Foundation, 2024-2025
  • Administrative Supplement Award from NICHD in NIH, 2020-2023
  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) from NICHD in NIH, 2019-2023
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, RI-INBRE Program, 2018-2019
  • Medical Research Awards from Rhode Island Foundation, 2018-2019
  • CVS Health / COP Healthcare Research Grant, 2018-2019
  • Oh Zopfi Pilot Project Award in Women & Infants Hospital, 2017-2018