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Dr. Xie's academic background spans the fields of nursing and public health. She obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees from the School of Nursing of Tianjin Medical University and Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), respectively; and got a PhD degree in Public Health from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She also received the postdoctoral traininig in the University of Hong Kong and CUHK successively. Before she came to Hong Kong, she worked in the Department of Nursing of the PUMC Hospital. She has been a registered nurse since 2006. 

Dr. Xie has deeply committed to conducting research in complementary and alternative therapies (e.g., Tai Chi exercise and other TCM approaches) for migraine prophylaxis; and investigating the relationship between migraine and cardiovascular/cerebrovascular diseases in women. Currently she has strong interest in using AI-assisted models/technologies to explore the migraine-CVD relationship by brain imagining analysis. Morever, as a nursing specialist with public health training, Dr Xie has enthusiasms to conduct health education and health promotion programmes, particularly by adopting community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, to transfer academic knowledge to practices in broad community settings. 

Dr. Xie has received several international and national academic awards such as Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award (consecutive years in 2019 and 2020) from the American Heart Association and Young Investigator Award from the China Heart Congress. She was the guest editor of the BioMed Research International, the Healthcare and the Frontiers in Psychiatry. Dr. Xie has gained more than 25 research grants with total amount of HK$ 10,000,000+ as Principal Investigator and HK$ 30,000,000+ as co-investigator from several external competitive funds such as GRF, ECS and HMRF. She has established a large Hong Kong women cohort (4200+ subjects) with unique migraine clinical features data since 2019. 

Dr. Xie is looking for highly motivated PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows. You may visit her website to know more about the research and team. Please contact her by email for further discussion.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Tianjin Medical University
  • Master of Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Neurovascular Epidemiology
  • Health Education and Promotion in the Community
  • Women's Health (migraine prophylaxis, CVD risk assessment, osteoporosis screening)