Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, MA
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Community Health Sciences

ScD, Harvard University
MA, University of Connecticut



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.

Boston Medical Center



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


The Alcohol Policy Environmental and Leading Causes of Alcohol-Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5R01AA023376-03

Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
1K23DA042168-01A1


The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 06/30/2018 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH
NIH-NIAAA
5R01AA023376-03


Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Easiness of Legal Access to Concealed Firearm Permits and Homicide Rates in the United States. Am J Public Health. 2017 Oct 19; e1-e7. PMID: 29048964; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304057;.
  2. Xuan Z, DeJong W, Siegel M, Babor TF. Malt Beverage Brand Popularity Among Youth and Youth-Appealing Advertising Content. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2017 Oct 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28977818; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13487;.
  3. Díez C, Kurland RP, Rothman EF, Bair-Merritt M, Fleegler E, Xuan Z, Galea S, Ross CS, Kalesan B, Goss KA, Siegel M. State Intimate Partner Violence-Related Firearm Laws and Intimate Partner Homicide Rates in the United States, 1991 to 2015. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 17; 167(8):536-543.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28975202; DOI: 10.7326/M16-2849;.
  4. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Coleman SM, Lira MC, Hadland SE, Cooper SE, Heeren TC, Swahn MH. Alcohol Policies and Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2017 Sep; 78(5):781-788.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28930066.
  5. Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Shanahan CW, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Beers D, Guara G, O''Connor K, Alford DP, Parker V, Weiss RD, Samet JH, Crosson J, Cushman PA, Lasser KE. Improving Adherence to Long-term Opioid Therapy Guidelines to Reduce Opioid Misuse in Primary Care: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 01; 177(9):1265-1272.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28715535.
  6. Gupta J, Falb KL, Ponta O, Xuan Z, Campos PA, Gomez AA, Valades J, Cariño G, Olavarrieta CD. A nurse-delivered, clinic-based intervention to address intimate partner violence among low-income women in Mexico City: findings from a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Med. 2017 Jul 12; 15(1):128. PMID: 28697769.
  7. Smith VM, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Broadening the Perspective on Gun Violence: An Examination of the Firearms Industry, 1990-2015. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Jun 17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28648260.
  8. Siegel M, Pahn M, Xuan Z, Ross CS, Galea S, Kalesan B, Fleegler E, Goss KA. Firearm-Related Laws in All 50 US States, 1991-2016. Am J Public Health. 2017 Jul; 107(7):1122-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28520491; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303701;.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28338922; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kww147;.
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2016.1271987;.
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