Ziming Xuan

Faculty Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health
(617) 638-4118



BA, Nanjing University; MA, University of Connecticut; SM/ScM, Harvard University; ScD, Harvard University


Ziming 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 Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center and a faculty member of the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program of Boston University School of Medicine. 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 (e.g., youth). 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, opioid, marijuana, other substance use, firearms, youth health, alcohol advertising, impaired driving, substance use disorders, and mental health. 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.