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Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, MA

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentCommunity Health Sciences
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4118
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6139-4785
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2014-2017National Institutes of Health: The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality R01AA023376 (Co-PIs)
2016Boston University School of Public Health: Established Investigator Innovation Award
2014Boston University School of Public Health: Early Career Catalyst Award
2013Boston University School of Public Health: Mentor, Research Day MPH Research Winner “Binge Drinking and Gun Ownership"
2013Boston University School of Medicine: Academy for Faculty Advancement
2005-2010Harvard University: Presidential Scholar
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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 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.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Public health policies (Alcohol, gun, marijuana)
  • Community-based research and intervention
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Social epidemiology
  • Substance use disorders and prevention
 Publications
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  1. Casas RS, Xuan Z, Jackson AH, Stanfield LE, Harvey NC, Chen DC. Associations of medical student empathy with clinical competence. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 Nov 10. PMID: 27856065.
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  2. 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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. Xuan Z. Moderate drinkers may not have reduced risk of all-cause mortality: a lifecourse perspective. Evid Based Med. 2016 Oct; 21(5):194. PMID: 27555636.
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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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  8. Naimi TS, Daley JI, Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Chaloupka FJ, Jernigan DH. Who Would Pay for State Alcohol Tax Increases in the United States? Prev Chronic Dis. 2016; 13:E67. PMID: 27197080.
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  9. Park TW, Saitz R, Nelson KP, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Lasser KE. The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):516-520. PMID: 27092738.
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  10. Xuan Z. Light to moderate alcohol intake may be associated with non-minimal cancer risk. Evid Based Med. 2016 Apr; 21(2):77. PMID: 26839401.
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  11. Xuan Z, Babor TF, Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Chaloupka FJ. Comment on "binge drinking and alcohol prices". Health Econ Rev. 2015 Dec; 6(1):4. PMID: 26810944.
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  12. Xuan Z, Hemenway D. State Gun Law Environment and Youth Gun Carrying in the United States. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 169(11):1024-31. PMID: 26390045.
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  13. Hadland SE, Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Heeren TC, Swahn MH, Naimi TS. Alcohol Policies and Alcoholic Cirrhosis Mortality in the United States. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015; 12:E177. PMID: 26469950.
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  14. Falb KL, Annan J, Kpebo D, Cole H, Willie T, Xuan Z, Raj A, Gupta J. Differential Impacts of an Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Program Based on Child Marriage Status in Rural Côte d'Ivoire. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Nov; 57(5):553-8. PMID: 26372368.
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  15. Quintiliani LM, Russinova ZL, Bloch PP, Truong V, Xuan Z, Pbert L, Lasser KE. Patient navigation and financial incentives to promote smoking cessation in an underserved primary care population: A randomized controlled trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):449-57. PMID: 26362691.
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  16. Johnson RM, Fairman B, Gilreath T, Xuan Z, Rothman EF, Parnham T, Furr-Holden CD. Past 15-year trends in adolescent marijuana use: Differences by race/ethnicity and sex. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Oct 1; 155:8-15. PMID: 26361714.
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  17. Rossheim ME, Thombs DL, Wagenaar AC, Xuan Z, Aryal S. High Alcohol Concentration Products Associated With Poverty and State Alcohol Policies. Am J Public Health. 2015 Sep; 105(9):1886-92. PMID: 26180984.
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  18. Lasser KE, Shanahan C, Parker V, Beers D, Xuan Z, Heymann O, Lange A, Liebschutz JM. A Multicomponent Intervention to Improve Primary Care Provider Adherence to Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines and Reduce Opioid Misuse: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2016 Jan; 60:101-9. PMID: 26256769.
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  19. Ramanadhan S, Galarce E, Xuan Z, Alexander-Molloy J, Viswanath K. Addressing the Vaccine Hesitancy Continuum: An Audience Segmentation Analysis of American Adults Who Did Not Receive the 2009 H1N1 Vaccine. Vaccines (Basel). 2015; 3(3):556-78. PMID: 26350595.
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  20. Green JG, Holt MK, Kwong L, Reid G, Xuan Z, Comer JS. School- and Classroom-Based Supports for Children Following the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack and Manhunt. School Ment Health. 2015 Jun 1; 7(2):81-91. PMID: 26005502.
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  21. Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Nelson TF, Nguyen TH, Hadland SE, Oussayef NL, Heeren TC, Naimi TS. Youth Drinking in the United States: Relationships With Alcohol Policies and Adult Drinking. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):18-27. PMID: 26034246.
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  22. Vendrame A, Silva R, Xuan Z, Sparks R, Noel J, Pinsky I. Self-Regulation of Beer Advertising: A Comparative Analysis of Perceived Violations by Adolescents and Experts. Alcohol Alcohol. 2015 Sep; 50(5):602-7. PMID: 25964242.
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  23. Siegel M, DeJong W, Cioffi D, Leon-Chi L, Naimi TS, Padon AA, Jernigan DH, Xuan Z. Do alcohol advertisements for brands popular among underage drinkers have greater appeal among youth and young adults? Subst Abus. 2016; 37(1):222-9. PMID: 25961837.
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  24. Naimi TS, Babor T, Chikritzhs T, Stockwell TR, McCambridge J, Miller P, Xuan Z, Bradley K, Blanchette JG, Kypri K, Saitz R. Let's Not "Relax" Evidence Standards when Recommending Risky Preventive Therapeutic Agents. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Jul; 39(7):1275-6. PMID: 25912415.
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  25. Lange A, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Khalid L, Beers D, Heymann OD, Shanahan CW, Crosson J, Liebschutz JM. Variability in opioid prescription monitoring and evidence of aberrant medication taking behaviors in urban safety-net clinics. Pain. 2015 Feb; 156(2):335-40. PMID: 25599455.
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  26. Li Q, Babor TF, Zeigler D, Xuan Z, Morisky D, Hovell MF, Nelson TF, Shen W, Li B. Health promotion interventions and policies addressing excessive alcohol use: a systematic review of national and global evidence as a guide to health-care reform in China. Addiction. 2015 Jan; 110 Suppl 1:68-78. PMID: 25533866.
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  27. Green JG, Xuan Z, Kwong L, Hoagwood K, Leaf PJ. School referral patterns among adolescents with serious emotional disturbance enrolled in systems of care. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2015; doi:10.1007/s10826-015-0209-4.
  28. Hatzenbuehler ML, McLaughlin KA, Xuan Z. Social networks and sexual orientation disparities in tobacco and alcohol use. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2015 Jan; 76(1):117-26. PMID: 25486400.
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  29. Xuan Z, Blanchette JG, Nelson TF, Heeren TC, Nguyen TH, Naimi TS. Alcohol policies and impaired driving in the United States: Effects of driving- vs. drinking-oriented policies. Int J Alcohol Drug Res. 2015; 4(2):119-130. PMID: 26925185.
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  30. Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ, Blanchette JG, Nguyen TH, Heeren TC, Nelson TF, Naimi TS. The relationship between alcohol taxes and binge drinking: evaluating new tax measures incorporating multiple tax and beverage types. Addiction. 2015 Mar; 110(3):441-50. PMID: 25428795.
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  31. Khalid L, Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Crooks D, Shanahan C, Lange A, Heymann O, Lasser KE. Adherence to prescription opioid monitoring guidelines among residents and attending physicians in the primary care setting. Pain Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):480-7. PMID: 25529863.
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  32. 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. 2015 Jan; 110(1):59-68. PMID: 25138287.
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  33. Xuan Z, Blanchette J, Nelson TF, Heeren T, Oussayef N, Naimi TS. The alcohol policy environment and policy subgroups as predictors of binge drinking measures among US adults. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):816-22. PMID: 25122017.
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  34. 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. PMID: 25143760.
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  35. 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; 14:297. PMID: 24684801.
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  36. 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. PMID: 25099429.
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  37. Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Nelson TF, Nguyen T, Oussayef N, Heeren TC, Gruenewald P, Mosher J, Xuan Z. Development of a composite measure to characterize the alcohol policy environment in U.S. states, and its relationship to binge drinking. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2014; 1(46):10-6.
  38. 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. PMID: 24355666.
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  39. Gupta J, Falb KL, Lehmann H, Kpebo D, Xuan Z, Hossain M, Zimmerman C, Watts C, Annan J. Gender norms and economic empowerment intervention to reduce intimate partner violence against women in rural Côte d'Ivoire: a randomized controlled pilot study. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2013; 13:46. PMID: 24176132.
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  40. Naimi T, Xuan Z, Saitz R. Immoderately confounding: the effects of low-dose alcohol. Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1552-3. PMID: 23947730.
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  41. Babor TF, Xuan Z, Damon D, Noel J. An empirical evaluation of the US Beer Institute's self-regulation code governing the content of beer advertising. Am J Public Health. 2013 Oct; 103(10):e45-51. PMID: 23947318.
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  42. Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Babor TF, Brewer RD, Chaloupka FJ, Gruenewald PJ, Holder H, Klitzner M, Mosher JF, Ramirez RL, Reynolds R, Toomey TL, Churchill V, Naimi TS. Efficacy and the strength of evidence of U.S. alcohol control policies. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul; 45(1):19-28. PMID: 23790985.
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  43. 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 Oct; 37(10):1713-9. PMID: 23711219.
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  44. Babor TF, Xuan Z, Damon D. A new method for evaluating compliance with industry self-regulation codes governing the content of alcohol advertising. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1787-93. PMID: 23682927.
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  45. Walley AY, Xuan Z, Hackman HH, Quinn E, Doe-Simkins M, Sorensen-Alawad A, Ruiz S, Ozonoff A. Opioid overdose rates and implementation of overdose education and nasal naloxone distribution in Massachusetts: interrupted time series analysis. BMJ. 2013; 346:f174. PMID: 23372174.
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  46. Lasser KE, Kenst KS, Quintiliani LM, Wiener RS, Murillo J, Pbert L, Xuan Z, Bowen DJ. Patient navigation to promote smoking cessation among low-income primary care patients: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2013; 12(4):374-90. PMID: 24215228.
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  47. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Brown DW, Saitz R. Confounding and studies of 'moderate' alcohol consumption: the case of drinking frequency and implications for low-risk drinking guidelines. Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1534-43. PMID: 23075385.
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  48. Walley AY, Doe-Simkins M, Quinn E, Pierce C, Xuan Z, Ozonoff A. Opioid overdose prevention with intranasal naloxone among people who take methadone. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Feb; 44(2):241-7. PMID: 22980450.
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  49. McLaughlin KA, Hatzenbuehler ML, Xuan Z, Conron KJ. Disproportionate exposure to early-life adversity and sexual orientation disparities in psychiatric morbidity. Child Abuse Negl. 2012 Sep; 36(9):645-55. PMID: 22964371.
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  50. Hatzenbuehler ML, McLaughlin KA, Xuan Z. Social networks and risk for depressive symptoms in a national sample of sexual minority youth. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Oct; 75(7):1184-91. PMID: 22771037.
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  51. McLaughlin KA, Xuan Z, Subramanian SV, Koenen KC. State-level women's status and psychiatric disorders among US women. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2011; 11(46):1161-71.
  52. Nelson TF, Lenk KM, Xuan Z, Wechsler H. Student drinking at U.S. college sports events. Subst Use Misuse. 2010 Oct; 45(12):1861-73. PMID: 20388008.
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  53. Strully KW, Rehkopf DH, Xuan Z. Effects of Prenatal Poverty on Infant Health: State Earned Income Tax Credits and Birth Weight. Am Sociol Rev. 2010 Aug 11; 75(4):534-562. PMID: 21643514.
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  54. Babor T, Xuan Z, Damon D. Changes in the self-regulation guidelines of the US Beer Code reduce the number of content violations reported in TV advertisements. Journal of Public Affairs. 2010; (10):6-18.
  55. Nelson TF, Xuan Z, Lee H, Weitzman ER, Wechsler H. Persistence of heavy drinking and ensuing consequences at heavy drinking colleges. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2009 Sep; 70(5):726-34. PMID: 19737497.
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  56. Xuan Z, Shaffer H. How do gamblers end gambling: longitudinal analysis of Internet gambling behaviors prior to account closure due to gambling related problems. J Gambl Stud. 2009 Jun; 25(2):239-52. PMID: 19247819.
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  57. Babor TF, Xuan Z, Proctor D. Reliability of a rating procedure to monitor industry self-regulation codes governing alcohol advertising content. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2008 Mar; 69(2):235-42. PMID: 18299764.
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  58. Ganz M, Xuan Z, Hunter DG. Patterns of eye care use and expenditures among children with diagnosed eye conditions. J AAPOS. 2007 Oct; 11(5):480-7. PMID: 17434774.
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  59. Ganz ML, Xuan Z, Hunter DG. Prevalence and correlates of children's diagnosed eye and vision conditions. Ophthalmology. 2006 Dec; 113(12):2298-306. PMID: 16962175.
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  60. Proctor DC, Babor TF, Xuan Z. Effects of cautionary messages and vulnerability factors on viewers' perceptions of alcohol advertisements. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 Sep; 66(5):648-57. PMID: 16331850.
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  61. Nelson TF, Xuan Z. "Binge" drinking and blood alcohol concentration. J Stud Alcohol. 2005 May; 66(3):438-9; author reply 439-40. PMID: 16047537.
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  62. Babor TF, Xuan Z. Alcohol policy research and the grey literature: A tale of two surveys. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 2004; (21):96-107.
  63. Ungemack J, Babor T, Xuan Z, Burleson J. Patterns of substance abuse treatment utilization overtime in Connecticut: Access to treatment and continuity of care. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Washington, DC. 2003.
  64. Green JG, Xuan Z, Kwong L, Anderson JA, Leaf PJ. School referral of children with serious emotional disturbance to systems of care: Six-month outcomes. Journal of Child Family Studies. (in press).
  65. Casas RS, Xuan Z, Jackson AH, Stanfield LE, Harvey NC, Chen DC. Associations of Medical Student Empathy with Clinical Competence. Patient Education and Counseling. (in press).
  66. Green JG, Xuan Z, Kwong L, Holt MK, Comer JS. Teachers’ reports of outreach to school-based mental health service providers following the 2013 Boston Marathon attack. Children & Schools. (in press).
  67. Kalesan B, Adhikarla C, Pressley JC, Fagan JA, Xuan Z, Siegel M, Galea S. The hidden firearm epidemic: increasing firearm injury rates 2001-2013. American Journal of Epidemiology. (in press).
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