Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
My research focuses on mobile technology-mediated smoking cessation interventions and multilevel determinants of alternative tobacco use including e-cigarette use. In 2020, I received a NIH/NIMHD career development award (K01MD014165) to examine the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary effectiveness of a culturally adapted WeChat-based smoking cessation intervention targeting Chinese immigrant smokers. In 2021, I received a NIH/NCI award (R21CA260423) to examine the longitudinal impact of e-cigarette marketing and product characteristics (e.g., flavors and device types) on tobacco use behaviors among U.S. youth and adults, and health effects of e-cigarette use.
I received my BS in nursing from Peking Union Medical College in China, and my 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 Langone, I was a research assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health, where I served as principal investigator 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
JAMA network open. 2020 Nov 02; 3(11):e2024385
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