Xiaolei Hu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, FACRM
Senior University Lecture & Senior Consultant Physiatrist
Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
Umeå University, 901 85 Umeå, Sweden
Xiaolei Hu, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at Umeå University, and works as a Senior Consultant Physiatrist at Department of Neurorehabilitation, University Hospital of Umeå, Sweden. She is active in local, national and international organizations dealing with NeuroRehabilitation (primarily Stroke).
Dr. Hu is a Chair of the Stroke Special Interest Scientific Committee (Stroke-SISC) in European Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM). As an international delegate, Dr. Hu is representing the Swedish Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (SFRM) in ESPRM, the European Union of Medical Specialists - Section of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM section & Board of UEMS) and the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). Dr. Hu is also a fellow of American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM). She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine and the European Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Hu’s research focuses on stroke rehabilitation, including evaluating rehabilitation needs with a digital tool Rehabkompassen® through a national multicenter RCT (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04915027), cognitive recovery and neuroplasticity (Project KOGNEST-fMRI), and implementation of evidence-based motor rehabilitations with high-intensity, task-specific training into the clinical practice (Project IMPRESS). Together with her broad international networks, Dr. Hu works on evaluating the stroke rehabilitation care service within Europe (project SUSTAIN-EU), traumatic brain injury, Covid and e-health. Dr Hu’s research team consists of three doctoral students, research nurses, RCT process coordinator, biomedical engineers and statisticians. Dr. Hu has received over 8 million SEK of external grant funding as a main applicant under recent years.
Dr. Hu has more than 1000 hours’ teaching experiences within undergraduate and graduate courses in the Medical Program and the Physiotherapy program at Umeå University. Dr. Hu was a director of a national residency education course on Stroke Rehabilitation 2021. She supervises or has supervised three doctoral students and 18 postgraduate students in the past ten years. Beside the research students, Dr. Hu supervises various clinical students and junior physicians on daily basis.