Yunan Xu


Bachelor of Preventive Medicine, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
Master of Science, Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, Hebei, 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.
Date Accomplishments
July 2017 Invited to give a speech at BIT’s 9th Annual International Congress of Cardiology-2017 (ICC-2017) in November in Singapore: “Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis”
June 2017 First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of HypertensionYunan Xu, Xinguang Chen, and Kai Wang. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004.
November 2016 Letter to the editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology
June 2016 First authored paper published in Global Health and Research PolicyYunan 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.
February 2016 First authored paper accepted to Health Research and Policy