Kevin Xu

Kevin Xu

Instructor in Psychiatry

Additional Titles & Roles

  • Co-Director, PGY2 Substance Use Disorders Rotation
  • Physician-Scientist, NIDA K12 Career Development Award Program in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

Education & Training

  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2022
  • MD/MPH: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2018
  • BA: Columbia University, New York, NY, 2014

Major Awards

  • WUSM Dept. of Psychiatry Excellence in Teaching Award; American Society for Addiction Medicine Ruth Fox Award, 2023
  • The Eli Robins Award for excellence in research, teaching and clinical psychiatry, WUSM, 2022
  • College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Travel Award for Early Career Investigators; American Society for Addiction Medicine NIDA Young Investigator Award; American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) New Investigator Award, The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) Travel Award, 2022
  • Career Development Institute (CDI) for Psychiatry; APA Psychiatric Research Fellowship Award, APA Research Colloquium for Junior Psychiatrist Investigators, 2022
  • John Renner Award, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, 2021
  • Resident of the Year, WUSM Distinguished Service Teaching Award, 2019

Areas of Clinical Interest


Research Interests

Substance Use Disorders, Health Equity, Pharmacoepidemiology

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Key Publications

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    Funded Research Projects

    7/1/2023-present, K12 DA041449 Career Development Award Program in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders (K12 scholar)
    6/1/2024-5/30/2025, Center for Perioperative Mental Health R03 Pilot and Feasibility Grant (PI)
    4/17/2023-4/17/2024, Collaborative Administrative Data Research Award (Co-PI)
    7/1/2022-6/30/2024, American Psychiatric Association (APA) Psychiatric Research Award (PI)