Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
My research investigates multilevel determinants of tobacco-related health disparities, and smoking cessation treatment strategies with a particular focus on disadvantaged populations. My current research involves developing mobile technology-mediated tobacco cessation interventions targeting Chinese immigrant smokers, and examining the impact of e-cigarette marketing and product characteristics (such as flavors and device design) on tobacco use behaviors and health. I recently received an NIH/NIMHD career development award (K01MD014165) to examine feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of a culturally adapted WeChat-based smoking cessation intervention among Chinese immigrant smokers.
I received my BS in Nursing from Peking Union Medical College in China, MS in Health Promotion and PhD in Health Behavior from Indiana University. I completed postdoctoral training in the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco. Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, I was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health, where I served as PI on several studies that investigated e-cigarette use and tobacco marketing in Hong Kong and mainland China.
PhD from Indiana University
University of California San Francisco, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
Tobacco prevention & cessation. 2020 Nov; 6:52
Nicotine & tobacco research. 2019 Oct 26; 21(11):1524-1530
BMC public health. 2019 Aug 16; 19(1):1123
International journal of environmental research & public health. 2018 09 20; 15(10):
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. 2018 Jul-Aug; 31(4):529-536
Annals of family medicine. 2018 Apr; 16(Suppl 1):S21-S28
Tobacco prevention & cessation. 2018; 4:19