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Yunan Xu


Bachelor in preventive medicine, Shanxi Medical University, China
Master of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Hometown: Henan, China
Research Interests: Advanced statistical analysis, linear and nonlinear system modeling; epidemiology of health risk behavior and behavioral prevention intervention for risk reduction.
Long-term career goals: As a public health professional, I am willing to take on an obligation to progressively contribute to promoting the development and improvement of human health by conducting epidemiological studies emphasizing urgent public health issues and their underlying risk factors.
What philosophy guides your education: “Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass” – John Ruskin. It is important for my career and my life.
Time Achievements
6/15/2016 First authored paper was published by Global Health Research and Policy:
Yunan Xu, and Xinguang Chen. Protection motivation theory and cigarette smoking among vocational high school students in China: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Global Health Research and Policy. 2016 1:3.
11/9/2016 My letter to the editor has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Epidemiology.