Behavior and Health

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Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., PhD

Xinguang (Jim) Chen, M.D., PhD
Professor, Behavioral Health


Academic Degrees
M.D. in Medicine, 1982. Wuhan Medical College, Wuhan, China
M.P.H. in Biostatistics (three-year program),1987. Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China
M.P.H. in Population Studies,1992. East-West Center/University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
Ph.D. in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1993. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA

Faculty Appointments
• 1994 - 2000: Associate Professor, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China
• 1996 - 2000: Research Associate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
• 2000 - 2003: Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
• 2003 - 2009: Associate Professor (Tenure-Track), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
• 2010 - Professor (with Tenure), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Research Interests

    Behavior and Health

    Migration and Assimilation of Population

    AIDS Prevention

    Tobacco Control 

Selected Publications
• Sood BG, Shen Y, Latif Z, Chen X, Sharp J, Joshi A, Slivs TL, Neelavalli J, Haacke EM. Aerosol delivery in ventilated newborn pigs: An MRI evaluation. Pediatric Research, 2008; 64(2): 159-64.
• Gong J, Chen X, Zhou D, Zeng J, Li F, Wang Z. Adolescents addictive internet use and drug Abuse in Wuhan, China. Addiction Research & Theory, 2009; 17(3): 291-305.
• Chen X, Stanton B, Li X, Gong J, Fang X. Personal Social Capital Scale – An instrument for social and behavioral research. Health Education Research 2009; 24(2): 306-317.
• Chen X, Lunn S, Deveaux L, Li X, Brathwaite N, Cottrell L, Stanton B. A Cluster randomized controlled trial of an adolescent HIV prevention program among Bahamian adolescents: Effect at 12 months post-intervention. AIDS and Behavior, 2009; 13(3): 499-508.
• Naar-King S, Parsons JT, Murphy DA, Chen X, Harris DR, Belzer M. Improving health outcomes for youth living with HIV: A Multisite randomized trial of a motivational intervention targeting multiple risks. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2009;163(12): 1092-98.
• Chen X, Lunn S, Harris C,Li X, Deveaux L,Marshall S, Cottrell L, Stanton B. Modeling early sexual initiation among young adolescents using quantum and continuous behavior change methods: Implications for HIV prevention. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, & Life Sciences, 2010; 14(4): 491-509.
• Lin F. and Chen X. Estimation of transitional probabilities of discrete event systems from cross-sectional survey and its application in tobacco control. Information Sciences, 2010; 180(3): 432-40.
• Chen X, Stanton B, Gomez P, Lunn S, Deveaux L, Brathwaite N, Li X, Marshall S, Cottrell L, Harris C. Effects on condom use of an HIV prevention program 36 months post intervention – A cluster randomized controlled trial among Bahamian youth. International Journal of STDS and AIDS, 2010; 21: 622-30.
• Chen X, Stanton B, Kaljee L, Fang X, Xiong Q, Lin D, Zhang L, Li X. Social stigma, social capital reconstruction and rural migrants in urban China: A population health perspective. Human Organization. In press.
• Chen X, Naar-King S, Murphy D, Parson JT. A clinic-based motivational intervention improves condom use among subgroups of youth living with HIV-A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Journal of Adolescent Health. In press
Research Support
• Measuring cigarette smoking behavior progression with cross-sectional data. 04/08 to 03/12. NIH/NIDA. Role: PI
• Social capital and HIV risk behavior among rural migrants in China. 04/10 to 03/15. NIH/NIMH. Role: PI

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