Wubin Xie, DrPH MPH
Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University School of Public Health
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 large global health and development agencies managing tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, drug abuse, and maternal and child health programs in China and Myanmar. 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 focuses on three areas: 1) assessing cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use, and the mechanisms using biomarkers of urinary exposure to harmful and potentially harmful constituents, and stratifying adult cardiovascular risk according to biomarker signatures and their association with e-cigarette use behaviors and product characteristics; 2) examining obesity progression and weight loss on disease incidence and mortality using large electronic health record data, quantifying the impact of obesity on the US life expectancy trend; 3) investigating the health implication of rural-urban migration on migrants, their families, and rural communities in China. My publications has appeared in international peer review journals in epidemiology, demography, and social science such as JAMA network open, Circulation, Population Space and Place, Population Research and Policy Review and JAMA neurology.

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  1. Xie W, C Stokes A. Reply to Campagna and Caci: Taking for Granted Conclusions from Studies that Cannot Prove Causality of Respiratory Symptoms and Vaping. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Dec 15; 206(12):1568-1569.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35921657; PMCID: PMC9757085; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202207-1452LE;
  2. Berlowitz JB, Xie W, Harlow AF, Blaha MJ, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Cigarette?E-cigarette Transitions and Respiratory Symptom Development. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Apr; 64(4):556-560.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36470837; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2022.10.006;
  3. Xie W, Tackett AP, Berlowitz JB, Harlow AF, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Fetterman JL, Cho J, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, DeFilippis AP, Hall ME, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use with Respiratory Symptom Development among U.S. Young Adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Jun 01; 205(11):1320-1329.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35089853; PMCID: PMC9873120; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.202107-1718OC;
  4. Xie W. The Food and Drug Administration's e-Cigarette Flavor Restrictions Have Not Gone Far Enough to Curb the Youth e-Cigarette Use Epidemic. Am J Public Health. 2022 Jul; 112(7):1009-1010. PMID: 35621998; PMCID: PMC9222473; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2022.306822;
  5. Berlowitz JB, Xie W, Harlow AF, Hamburg NM, Blaha MJ, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. E-Cigarette Use and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of the PATH Study (2013-2019). Circulation. 2022 May 17; 145(20):1557-1559.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35514292; PMCID: PMC9362726; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.057369;
  6. Andrew C. Stokes; WubinXie; Dielle J.Lundberg; Dana A.Glei; Maxine A.Weinstein. Loneliness, social isolation, and all-cause mortality in the United States. SSM - Mental Health. 2021. View Publication
  7. Xie W, Dumas O, Varraso R, Boggs KM, Camargo CA, Stokes AC. Association of Occupational Exposure to Inhaled Agents in Operating Rooms With Incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among US Female Nurses. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2125749.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34542617; PMCID: PMC8453320; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.25749;
  8. Stokes AC, 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 Non-cigarette Tobacco Product Use With Subsequent Initiation of Cigarettes in US Youths. Nicotine Tob Res. 2021 05 24; 23(6):900-908.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948872; PMCID: PMC8150136; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntaa170;
  9. Stokes AC, Xie W, Wilson AE, Yang H, Orimoloye OA, Harlow AF, Fetterman JL, DeFilippis AP, Benjamin EJ, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Hamburg NM, Blaha MJ. Association of Cigarette and Electronic Cigarette Use Patterns With Levels of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers Among US Adults: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study. Circulation. 2021 02 23; 143(8):869-871.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33390037; PMCID: PMC8284843; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.051551;
  10. Xie, W., Sandberg, J., Uretsky, E., Hao, Y., Huang, C. Parental Migration and Children’s Early Childhood Development: A Prospective Cohort Study of Chinese Children. Population Research and Policy Review. 2021.
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