Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, MA

Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
Ziming Xuan
(617) 638-4118zxuan@bu.edu
Crosstown Center – CT426
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Biography

Ziming Xuan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is a faculty member of the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program, and a faculty member of the Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS) at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Injury Prevention Center, and a member of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) research and program evaluation team at Boston Medical Center. He is a Frederick Pardee Faculty Research Fellow at Boston University. 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 led 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 National Institute 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 research has been featured by Reuters, CNN, US News & World Report, and the Boston Globe among others. Dr. Xuan is currently serving as a member of the Faculty Senate, Doctoral Committee, and Education Committee (evaluation subcommittee). His prior university activities include serving as a member for the Boston University Faculty Council Nominating Committee. At Boston University School of Public Health, he has been teaching SB822: Quantitative Methods for Program Evaluation. He is currently the director of Health Communication and Promotion certificate for the MPH program at the school.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB822

Publications

  • Published on 10/25/2018

    Chatterjee A, Larochelle MR, Xuan Z, Wang N, Bernson D, Silverstein M, Hadland SE, Land T, Samet JH, Walley AY, Bagley SM. Non-fatal opioid-related overdoses among adolescents in Massachusetts 2012-2014. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Oct 25; 194:28-31. PMID: 30391835.

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  • Published on 9/3/2018

    Xuan Z. Consuming 100 g/week or less of alcohol was associated with the lowest risk of all-cause mortality. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2018 Sep 03. PMID: 30177544.

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  • Published on 7/30/2018

    Shrier LA, Burke PJ, Kells M, Scherer EA, Sarda V, Jonestrask C, Xuan Z, Harris SK. Pilot randomized trial of MOMENT, a motivational counseling-plus-ecological momentary intervention to reduce marijuana use in youth. Mhealth. 2018; 4:29. PMID: 30148142.

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  • Published on 7/11/2018

    Knopov A, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, Franklin L, Cansever A, Potter F, Mesic A, Sharma A, Xuan Z, Siegel M, Hemenway D. The Role of Racial Residential Segregation in Black-White Disparities in Firearm Homicide at the State Level in the United States, 1991-2015. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018 Jul 11. PMID: 30129481.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Hadland SE, Lira MC, Swahn MH, Voas RB, Heeren TC. Association of State Alcohol Policies With Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jul 01; 178(7):894-901. PMID: 29813162.

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  • Published on 6/27/2018

    Husain JM, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Xuan Z, Lasser KE, Liebschutz JM. Reasons for Opioid Discontinuation and Unintended Consequences Following Opioid Discontinuation Within the TOPCARE Trial. Pain Med. 2018 Jun 27. PMID: 29955866.

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  • Published on 6/19/2018

    Larochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Stopka TJ, Wang N, Xuan Z, Bagley SM, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Association With Mortality: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 07; 169(3):137-145. PMID: 29913516.

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  • Published on 6/15/2018

    Murphy JE, Smock L, Hunter-Adams J, Xuan Z, Cochran J, Paasche-Orlow MK, Geltman PL. Relationships Between English Language Proficiency, Health Literacy, and Health Outcomes in Somali Refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Jun 15. PMID: 29907921.

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  • Published on 6/1/2018

    Collins T, Greenberg R, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, Hemenway D. State Firearm Laws and Interstate Transfer of Guns in the USA, 2006-2016. J Urban Health. 2018 Jun; 95(3):322-336. PMID: 29671188.

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  • Published on 4/5/2018

    Wang X, Lin L, Xuan Z, Li L, Zhou X. Keeping Antibiotics at Home Promotes Self-Medication with Antibiotics among Chinese University Students. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 04 05; 15(4). PMID: 29621165.

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