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 Injury Prevention Center at Boston Medical Center and a faculty member of the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program of Boston University School of Medicine.

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 (e.g., youth). 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, opioid, marijuana, other substance use, firearms, youth health, alcohol advertising, impaired driving, substance use disorders, and mental health. 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 led 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 National Institute 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 research has been featured by Reuters, CNN, US News & World Report, and the Boston Globe among others.

Dr. Xuan is currently serving as a member of the Faculty Senate, Admissions Committee, Doctoral Committee, and Education Committee (evaluation subcommittee). His prior university activities include serving as a member for the Boston University Faculty Council Nominating Committee.

At Boston University School of Public Health, he has been teaching SB822: Quantitative Methods for Program Evaluation. He is currently the director of Health Communication and Promotion certificate for the MPH program at the school.

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


Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2019 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5K23DA042168-02

Lacosamide effects on alcohol self administration and craving in heavy drinkers
09/20/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
1R21AA026389-01

A Behavioral Intervention to Engage Emerging Adults in Addiction Treatment after a Non-fatal Opioid Overdose
07/15/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
1K23DA044324-01

Implementing Opioid Risk Reduction Strategies into Primary Care Practice
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
4R01DA034252-05

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


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. Naimi TS, Xuan Z, Sarda V, Hadland SE, Lira MC, Swahn MH, Voas RB, Heeren TC. Association of State Alcohol Policies With Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jul 01; 178(7):894-901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29813162; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1406;.
     
  2. Husain JM, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Xuan Z, Lasser KE, Liebschutz JM. Reasons for Opioid Discontinuation and Unintended Consequences Following Opioid Discontinuation Within the TOPCARE Trial. Pain Med. 2018 Jun 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29955866.
     
  3. Larochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Stopka TJ, Wang N, Xuan Z, Bagley SM, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Association With Mortality: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Jun 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29913516; DOI: 10.7326/M17-3107;.
     
  4. Murphy JE, Smock L, Hunter-Adams J, Xuan Z, Cochran J, Paasche-Orlow MK, Geltman PL. Relationships Between English Language Proficiency, Health Literacy, and Health Outcomes in Somali Refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2018 Jun 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29907921.
     
  5. Collins T, Greenberg R, Siegel M, Xuan Z, Rothman EF, Cronin SW, Hemenway D. State Firearm Laws and Interstate Transfer of Guns in the USA, 2006-2016. J Urban Health. 2018 Jun; 95(3):322-336.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29671188.
     
  6. Wang X, Lin L, Xuan Z, Li L, Zhou X. Keeping Antibiotics at Home Promotes Self-Medication with Antibiotics among Chinese University Students. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Apr 05; 15(4). PMID: 29621165; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15040687;.
     
  7. Kalesan B, Zuo Y, Xuan Z, Siegel MB, Fagan J, Branas C, Galea S. A multi-decade joinpoint analysis of firearm injury severity. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2018; 3(1):e000139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29766128.
     
  8. Noel JK, Xuan Z, Babor TF. Perceptions of Alcohol Advertising among High Risk Drinkers. Subst Use Misuse. 2018 Jul 29; 53(9):1403-1410. PMID: 29297719.
     
  9. Naimi TS, Blanchette JG, Xuan Z, Chaloupka FJ. Erosion of State Alcohol Excise Taxes in the United States. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2018 Jan; 79(1):43-48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29227230.
     
  10. Schneider KE, Krawczyk N, Xuan Z, Johnson RM. Past 15-year trends in lifetime cocaine use among US high school students. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 02 01; 183:69-72. PMID: 29232644; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.10.028;.
     
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