Ziming Xuan, ScD, SM, MA
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Department||Community Health Sciences|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
|Institution||Boston Medical Center|
|2014||-||2017||National Institutes of Health:
The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality R01AA023376 (Co-PIs)|
|2016||Boston University School of Public Health:
Established Investigator Innovation Award|
|2014||Boston University School of Public Health:
Early Career Catalyst Award|
|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|
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.
- Public health policies (Alcohol, gun, marijuana)
- Community-based research and intervention
- Child and adolescent health
- Social epidemiology
- Substance use disorders and prevention
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