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 a faculty member of the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Program, and a faculty member of the Transformative Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS) at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a faculty member of the Injury Prevention Center, and a member of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) research and program evaluation team at Boston Medical Center. He is a Frederick Pardee Faculty Research Fellow at Boston University.

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 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, 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

2018-2021 Boston University: Federick S. Pardee Faculty Research Fellow
2018 Boston University: Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program
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
2010 Harvard University: Presidential Scholar

Knock and Talk: Public Health-Public Safety Partnerships for Post-Overdose Outreach and Prevention
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS CDC

12/01/2018 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS HRSA

A Behavioral Intervention to Engage Emerging Adults in Addiction Treatment after a Non-fatal Opioid Overdose
07/15/2017 - 06/30/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

Improving urine drug test utility to mitigate prescription opioid risk
03/01/2017 - 02/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA

Lacosamide effects on alcohol self administration and craving in heavy drinkers
09/20/2017 - 08/31/2019 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA

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

The Alcohol Policy Environmental and Leading Causes of Alcohol-Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 06/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA

The Alcohol Policy Environment and Leading Causes of Alcohol Related Mortality
09/15/2014 - 02/28/2019 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Timothy Naimi, MD, MPH


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  1. Wolff LS, Flynn A, Xuan Z, Errichetti KS, Tapia Walker S, Brodesky MK. The Effect of Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services on Diabetes and Depression: A Multi-site Impact Evaluation on the US-Mexico Border. Med Care. 2020 Oct 02. PMID: 33017341
  2. Quintiliani LM, Kathuria H, Truong V, Murillo J, Borrelli B, Xuan Z, Lasser KE. Patient navigation among recently hospitalized smokers to promote tobacco treatment: Results from a randomized exploratory pilot study. Addict Behav. 2020 Sep 15; 113:106659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33010473
  3. Cook WK, Li L, Greenfield TK, Patterson D, Naimi T, Xuan Z, Karriker-Jaffe KJ. State Alcohol Policies, Binge Drinking Prevalence, Socioeconomic Environments and Alcohol's Harms to Others: A Mediation Analysis. Alcohol Alcohol. 2020 Aug 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32790857; DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agaa073;
  4. Hsu HE, Ashe EM, Silverstein M, Hofman M, Lange SJ, Razzaghi H, Mishuris RG, Davidoff R, Parker EM, Penman-Aguilar A, Clarke KEN, Goldman A, James TL, Jacobson K, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Peacock G, Dowling NF, Goodman AB. Race/Ethnicity, Underlying Medical Conditions, Homelessness, and Hospitalization Status of Adult Patients with COVID-19 at an Urban Safety-Net Medical Center - Boston, Massachusetts, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Jul 10; 69(27):864-869.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32644981; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6927a3;
  5. Pollini RA, Joyce R, Ozga-Hess JE, Xuan Z, Green TC, Walley AY. Assessing pharmacy-based naloxone access using an innovative purchase trial methodology. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Jul 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32651116; DOI: 10.1016/j.japh.2020.05.016;
  6. Lasser KE, Buitron de la Vega P, Ashe EM, Xuan Z, Alva S, Battisti L, Losi S, Sieber C, Richards C, Sullivan P, Triscari L, Brody L, Roth MT, LeBlanc A, Silverstein M. A pharmacy liaison-patient navigation intervention to reduce inpatient and emergency department utilization among primary care patients in a Medicaid accountable care organization: A pragmatic trial protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Jul; 94:106046.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32485325; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106046;
  7. Wang X, Xuan Z, Storella TH, Zhou X. Determinants of non-prescription antibiotic dispensing in Chinese community pharmacies from socio-ecological and health system perspectives. Soc Sci Med. 2020 07; 256:113035. PMID: 32442877; DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113035;
  8. Errichetti KS, Flynn A, Gaitan E, Ramirez MM, Baker M, Xuan Z. Randomized Trial of Reverse Colocated Integrated Care on Persons with Severe, Persistent Mental Illness in Southern Texas. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul; 35(7):2035-2042. PMID: 32314132; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05778-2;
  9. Green JG, McLaughlin KA, Alegría M, Bettini E, Gruber M, Hoagwood K, Le Tai L, Sampson N, Zaslavsky AM, Xuan Z, Kessler RC. Associations of Sociodemographic Factors and Psychiatric Disorders With Type of School-Based Mental Health Services Received by Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2020 Sep; 67(3):392-400. PMID: 32317207; DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.016;
  10. Green TC, Davis C, Xuan Z, Walley AY, Bratberg J. Laws Mandating Coprescription of Naloxone and Their Impact on Naloxone Prescription in Five US States, 2014-2018. Am J Public Health. 2020 06; 110(6):881-887.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32298179; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305620;
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