Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, MA

Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
Ziming Xuan
(617) 638-4118zxuan@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT443


Ziming Xuan received his Doctor of Science Degree (Sc.D.) in public health and Master’s Degree (S.M.) in biostatistics from Harvard University. He is a social epidemiologist who is interested in understanding the influence of social-contextual determinants on health, especially among vulnerable populations (i.e., youth, patients with substance abuse, women). He is also interested in methodologies involved in social-behavioral interventions to promote healthy behavioral changes. His general research interests include socio-contextual determinants of health, program evaluation and methodology, alcohol and other health policies evaluation, children and youth health, mental health, substance use, alcohol marketing and advertising, alcohol impaired driving, alcohol use disorders, and gambling.

Other Positions:

  • Boston Medical Center


  • Harvard University, ScD
  • Harvard University, SM
  • University of Connecticut, MA
  • Nanjing University , BA

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB822


  • Published on 9/11/2014

    Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Nelson TF, Heeren TC, Nguyen T, Naimi TS. The Alcohol Policy Environment and Impaired Driving in U.S. States, and the Contribution of Non-Driving Policies. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. 2014; (in press).

  • Published on 8/19/2014

    Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Patterns of change in implementation of state alcohol control policies in the United States, 1999-2011. Addiction. 2014 Aug 19.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/14/2014

    Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Nelson TF, Heeren TC, Oussayef N, Naimi TS. The Alcohol Policy Environment and Policy Subgroups as Predictors of Binge Drinking Measures Among US Adults. Am J Public Health. 2014; e1–e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.3.

  • Published on 7/1/2014

    Rothman EF, Xuan Z. Trends in Physical Dating Violence Victimization Among U.S. High School Students, 1999-2011. J Sch Violence. 2014 Jul 1; 13(3):277-290.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2014

    Doe-Simkins M, Quinn E, Xuan Z, Sorensen-Alawad A, Hackman H, Ozonoff A, Walley AY. Overdose rescues by trained and untrained participants and change in opioid use among substance-using participants in overdose education and naloxone distribution programs: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14(1):297.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2014

    Green JG, Johnson RM, Dunn EC, Lindsey M, Xuan Z, Zaslavsky AM. Mental health service use among high school students exposed to interpersonal violence. J Sch Health. 2014 Feb; 84(2):141-9.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Li Q, Babor TF, Zeigler D, Xuan Z, Nelson TF, Hovell MF, Shen W, Li B. Health promotion interventions and policies to address excessive alcohol use: A systematic review of national and global evidence as a guide to health-care reform in China. Addiction, in press. 2014.

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Hatzenbuehler ML, McLaughlin KA, Xuan Z. . Social Networks and Sexual Orientation Disparities in Tobacco and Alcohol Use. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2014; (in press).

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Naimi TS, Blanchette J, Nelson TF, Nguyen T, Oussayef N, Heeren TC, Gruenewald P, Mosher J, Xuan Z. A new scale of the u.s. Alcohol policy environment and its relationship to binge drinking. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jan; 46(1):10-6.

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  • Published on 10/31/2013

    Xuan Z, Nelson TF, Heeren T, Blanchette J, Nelson DE, Gruenewald P, Naimi TS. Tax Policy, Adult Binge Drinking, and Youth Alcohol Consumption in the United States. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013; 10(37):1713-9.

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