BiographyZiming Xuan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also a faculty member of the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program of Boston University School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center. He is a social epidemiologist who is interested in understanding the influence of social-contextual determinants, especially policy determinants on health, particularly among vulnerable populations (i.e., youth, patients with substance abuse, and women). He is also interested in the methodologies involved in social-behavioral interventions to promote healthy behavioral changes and enhance community well-being. His research interests include health policies related to alcohol, marijuana, other substance use and guns, youth health, alcohol advertising, impaired driving, substance use disorders, mental health and addiction. He received his Doctor of Science Degree (Sc.D.) in public health in 2010 and Master’s Degree (S.M.) in Biostatistics in 2008 from Harvard University. He has been the Principal Investigator of an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study alcohol policies and leading causes of alcohol-related mortality in the United States. He has been awarded as a co-investigator on research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Justice, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Field Editor for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Dr. Xuan has provided research expertise to various health agencies including the World Health Organization, and Innovations for Poverty Action among others. His university activities include serving as a member for the Boston University Faculty Council Nominating Committee. His research has been featured by Reuters, CNN, US News & World Report, and the Boston Globe among others. At Boston University School of Public Health, he has been teaching SB822: Quantitative Methods for Program Evaluation, for the Master of Public Health graduate program.
- Boston Medical Center
- Harvard University, ScD
- Harvard University, SM
- University of Connecticut, MA
- Nanjing University, BA
- Published on 4/1/2017
Kalesan B, Adhikarla C, Pressley JC, Fagan JA, Xuan Z, Siegel MB, Galea S. The Hidden Epidemic of Firearm Injury: Increasing Firearm Injury Rates During 2001-2013. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 01; 185(7):546-553. PMID: 28338922.
- Published on 3/21/2017
Noel JK, Xuan Z, Babor TF. Associations Between Thematic Content and Industry Self-Regulation Code Violations in Beer Advertising Broadcast During the U.S. NCAA Basketball Tournament. Subst Use Misuse. 2017 Jul 03; 52(8):1076-1084. PMID: 28323494.
- Published on 2/13/2017
Hadland SE, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Blanchette J, Swahn MH, Heeren TC, Voas RB, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among Young People in the US. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3). PMID: 28193794.
- Published on 11/10/2016
Casas RS, Xuan Z, Jackson AH, Stanfield LE, Harvey NC, Chen DC. Associations of medical student empathy with clinical competence. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Apr; 100(4):742-747. PMID: 27856065.
- Published on 9/27/2016
Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Cooper SE, Coleman SM, Hadland SE, Swahn MH, Heeren TC. Alcohol Involvement in Homicide Victimization in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Dec; 40(12):2614-2621. PMID: 27676334.
- Published on 9/12/2016
Xuan Z, Naimi TS, Kaplan MS, Bagge CL, Few LR, Maisto S, Saitz R, Freeman R. Alcohol Policies and Suicide: A Review of the Literature. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Oct; 40(10):2043-2055. PMID: 27618526.
- Published on 9/1/2016
Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Chu C, Xuan Z, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform's Effect on Hospitals' Racial Mix of Patients and on Patients' Use of Safety-net Hospitals. Med Care. 2016 Sep; 54(9):827-36. PMID: 27261638.
- Published on 8/23/2016
Xuan Z. Moderate drinkers may not have reduced risk of all-cause mortality: a lifecourse perspective. Evid Based Med. 2016 10; 21(5):194. PMID: 27555636.
- Published on 7/1/2016
Penti B, Liebschutz JM, Kopcza B, Xuan Z, Odell C, Saper R. Novel peer review method for improving controlled substance prescribing in primary care. J Opioid Manag. 2016 Jul-Aug; 12(4):269-79. PMID: 27575828.
- Published on 6/17/2016
Naimi TS, Stockwell T, Zhao J, Xuan Z, Dangardt F, Saitz R, Liang W, Chikritzhs T. Selection biases in observational studies affect associations between 'moderate' alcohol consumption and mortality. Addiction. 2017 Feb; 112(2):207-214. PMID: 27316346.
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