Bin Yu


Doctor of Medicine, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Master of Public Health, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Hometown: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Research Interests: My research interests mainly focus on the application of advanced methodology to investigate complicated risk behaviors, and develop psycho-social based intervention programs to prevent risk behaviors.
Long-term career goals: To be an independent epidemiologist, and make great contribution to public health and global health
What philosophy guides your education? I may not be the smartest person, but I could study and work hard consistently for my potential goals.
Date Accomplishments
September 2019
  • Two Research papers published:
  • Yu B, Chen X. (Sep 2019). Age and birth cohort adjusted rates of suicide mortality among U.S. males and females aged 10-19 years old, 1999-2017. JAMA Network Open Psychiatry. 20192(9):e1911383. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11383.
  • Chen X, Yu B, Zhao L. (Aug 2019). The evaluation of global epidemic of HIV/AIDS with a novel approach using country-specific counts of HIV infections and three rates controlled for population and geographic area. Global Health Journal. 2019, 3 (3): 67-75.
May 2018
  • Paper published: Zhang Q, Yu B, Chen X, Varma DS, Li J, Zhao J, Ruan Y, Han X, Min X, and Liu Z. Patterns of smoking initiation during adolescence and young adulthood in South-West China: findings of the National Nutrition and Health Survey (2010-2012). BMJ Open. 2018 May 31;8(5):e019424. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019424 . PMID:29858407
January 2018
  • Yu B, Chen X, Wang Y. (Jan 2018). Dynamic transitions between marijuana use and cigarette smoking among US adolescents and emerging adults. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Accepted on Jan 25, 2018.
December 2017
  • Paper accepted for publication: Chen X, Yu B, Chen D. Probabilistic Discrete Event Systems Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamic Transitions between Electronic and Combustible Cigarette Smoking using the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey Data. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Science. Accepted on Dec 17, 2017.
September 2017
May 2017
  • Presented oral presentation at the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in May in Boston, MA: Bin Yu, Xinguang Chen, Bonita Stanton, Ding-Geng (Din) Chen. The central role of peer influence and self-efficacy in the association between HIV knowledge and condom use skills with condom use intention: a chained cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Symposium: Capturing the quantum changes in human behavior: Innovative solutions to and practical application of the cusp catastrophe modeling. 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), May 25-28, 2017. Boston, MA, USA.
March 2017
  • Paper accepted for publication in Social Indicators Research: Chen X, Yu B, Gong J, Wang P, Elliott A. (In press). Social capital associated with quality of life mediated by employment conditions: evidence from a random sample of rural-to-urban migrants in China. Soc Indic Res. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1617-1
January 2017
  • Selected lecture at  20th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS) Conference in Las Vegas, NV: “Peer influence alters the associations between HIV knowledge and self-efficacy as well as self-efficacy and condom-use intention among adolescents: a moderated mediation modeling analysis”