Wubin Xie, DrPH MPH
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

I am a social epidemiologist with expertise in tobacco regulatory science, obesity epidemiology, and migration studies. Prior to my academic career, I worked in two large global health and development agencies, World Vision and Health Poverty Action, managing tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, drug abuse, and maternal and child health programs in China and Myanmar for more than 5 years. My dissertation research addressed critical questions related to child well-being in the context of massive rural-urban migration in China. My research assessed how migration influenced family- and community-level processes and how the changes in family dynamic influence child health and cognitive development. My current research focus on three areas: 1 cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use with integration of causal inference methods, mediation analyses, and unsupervised data clustering approaches; 2) obesity progression and weight loss on disease incidence and mortality using large electronic health record data; 3) rural-urban migration, migrants, and left-behind community in China.

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  1. Stokes A, Wilson AE, Lundberg DJ, Xie W, Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Harlow AF, Cozier YC, Barrington-Trimis JL, Sterling KL, Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Bhatnagar A, Robertson RM. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Associations of Noncigarette Tobacco Product Use with Subsequent Initiation of Cigarettes in US Youths. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 Sep 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948872
  2. Stokes AC, Weiss J, Lundberg DJ, Xie W, Kim JK, Preston SH, Crimmins EM. Estimates of the Association of Dementia With US Mortality Levels Using Linked Survey and Mortality Records. JAMA Neurol. 2020 Aug 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32852519
  3. Xie W, Lundberg DJ, Collins JM, Johnston SS, Waggoner JR, Hsiao CW, Preston SH, Manson JE, Stokes AC. Association of Weight Loss Between Early Adulthood and Midlife With All-Cause Mortality Risk in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Aug 03; 3(8):e2013448.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32797174
  4. Stokes AC, Xie W, Lundberg DJ, Hempstead K, Zajacova A, Zimmer Z, Glei DA, Meara E, Preston SH. Increases in BMI and Chronic Pain for US Adults in Midlife, 1992 to 2016. SSM - Population Health. 2020; 100644.
  5. Xie, W., Kathuria, H., Galiatsatos, P., Blaha, M., Hamburg, N., Robertson, R.M., Bhatnagar, A., Benjamin, E., Stokes, A . Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Incident Respiratory Conditions among US Adults, 2013-2018. JAMA Network Open (Forthcoming). 2020.
  6. John Sandberg, Rosalind Fennell, Yacine Boujija, Laetitia Douillot, Valerie Delaunay, Simona Bignami, Wubin Xie, Cheikh Sokhna, Steven Rytina. A Latent Class Analysis of Attitudes Concerning the Acceptability of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Senegal. Population Health Metrics. 2020; 27(18). View Publication
  7. Xie W, Sandberg J, Huang C, Uretsky E . Left-behind villages, left-behind children: Migration and the cognitive achievement of rural children in China. Population, Space and Place. 2019; e2243(25).
  8. Sabin LL, Mansfield L, DeSilva MB, Vian T, Li Z, Wubin X, Gifford AL, Barnoon Y, Gill CJ. Why it Worked: Participants' Insights into an mHealth Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Intervention in China. Open AIDS J. 2018; 12:20-37.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29576816
  9. Vian T, Bachman DeSilva M, Cabral HJ, Williams GC, Gifford AL, Zhong L, Xie W, Gill CJ, Sabin LL. The role of motivation in predicting antiretroviral therapy adherence in China. J Health Psychol. 2018 12; 23(14):1895-1904.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28810359
  10. Sabin LL, Bachman DeSilva M, Gill CJ, Zhong L, Vian T, Xie W, Cheng F, Xu K, Lan G, Haberer JE, Bangsberg DR, Li Y, Lu H, Gifford AL. Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy With Triggered Real-time Text Message Reminders: The China Adherence Through Technology Study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Aug 15; 69(5):551-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25886927; PMCID: PMC4552400; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000000651;
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