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., Xie, W., Wilson, A., Orimoloye, O., Fetterman, J., DeFilippis, A., Benjamin, E., Robertson, R.M., Bhatnagar, A., Blaha, M., Hamburg, N. 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.
  2. 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 Jan 04.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33390037
  3. 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.
  4. Xie W, Kathuria H, Galiatsatos P, Blaha MJ, Hamburg NM, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Benjamin EJ, Stokes AC. Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Incident Respiratory Conditions Among US Adults From 2013 to 2018. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 11 02; 3(11):e2020816.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33180127; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.20816;
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 Popul Health. 2020 Dec; 12:100644.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33134473
  8. 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 08 03; 3(8):e2013448.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32797174
  9. 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
  10. 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).
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