Hui Shao

Hui Shao, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy
Business Phone: (352) 294-8323
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About Hui Shao

Hui Shao is currently an assistant professor at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy, within the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. One of his core research areas is predictive modeling, using advanced machine learning, microsimulation, and econometrics method to build valid predictive models to resolve real-world issues. Hui is one of the original developer of the Building, Relating, Assessing, and Validating Outcomes (BRAVO) diabetes model, which is the first person-level microsimulation model predicting the progression of diabetes based on individuals’ characteristics and treatment regimen, in the U.S. Hui is currently working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on multiple projects, oversees the development process of several national diabetes/prediabetes predictive models.


Kaafee Billah Early Career Researcher Award
2020 · Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Early Career Innovator Award
2019 · Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Adjunct Professor
2017-Current · Tulane University, School of Public health and Tropical Medicine, Department of Health Policy and Management
Honored Award
2017 · Patient Access Network (PAN)
Best Student Podium
2016 · ISPOR, Washington DC
Best Student Poster
2014 · Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, San Diego
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Award
2013 · Tulane University

Research Profile

Research interests: Diabetes, Disease Progression Modeling/Simulation, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Health Technology Assessment/ Policy Evaluation, Advanced Econometrics


2017 · Tulane University
2012 · Shandong University
2010 · Shandong University

Contact Details

(352) 294-8323