Xinjie (Cindy) Cui has over 25 years of experience in supporting policy and practice decisions through data, analytics, and research. She has a deep understanding and knowledge in data analytics, policy making process, data linkage, information privacy and governance, and research and evaluation using health and non-health administrative data and survey data. As the Inaugural Director, she was instrumental in establishing the Child and Youth Data Lab that linked and analyzed data from multiple provincial ministries on over 20 health, education, justice, and social services programs. She worked on projects related to reproductive health, child health, mental health, childcare, foster care, poverty, income support, special education, indigenous child health, disability and transition of services, trajectory of service use for youth who are involved in justice system, and effectiveness of public programs and services. As the Chief Analytics Officer at PolicyWise for Children and Families Cindy worked closely with community organizations, the nonprofit sector, government partners, and academic collaborators to develop data strategies, improve data capacity, and create and implement data integration projects. She also worked with the Alberta Ministry of Health in the area of Health Surveillance where one of the population health surveillance projects she led won the Premier’s Award of Excellence Gold.
Currently Xinjie is the Director of Workforce Analytics at the Ministry of Health in British Columbia. She leads a team of economists and analysts to support health human resource strategies and physician compensation model development and implementation through data analytics. Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine, a PhD in psychology and an MBA. She is also a certified Executive Coach and supports leaders and managers from various sectors to uncover and reach their potentials.