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, 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
March 2018
  • Selected as top abstracts for PHHP research day and awarded a travel award in the amount of $750 from the College for future conference
December 2017
  • Paper published online: Gong J, Xu Y, Chen X, Yang N, Li F, Yan Y. Persistent effect at 30-month post intervention of a community-based randomized trial of KM2H2 in reducing stroke and heart attack among senior hypertensive patients. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 Jan 2;15(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0635-3PMID: 29291739
September 2017
  • First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of AdolescenceXu Y, Chen X, Yu B, Joseph V, Stanton B. The effects of self-efficacy in bifurcating the relationship of perceived benefit and cost with condom use among adolescents: a cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Journal of Adolescence. (In press)
July 2017
June 2017
  • First authored paper accepted for publication in Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: Xu Y, Chen X, Wang K. Global prevalence of hypertension among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2017 Aug;11(8):530-540. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2017.06.004. Epub 2017 Jun 21. Review. PMID: 28689734
November 2016
  • Letter to the editor accepted for publication in American Journal of Epidemiology
June 2016
February 2016
  • First authored paper accepted to Health Research and Policy