Cui Yang

Cui Yang

Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health, Behavior and Society (Primary)

Contact Information

2213 McElderry Street, 2nd floor
Baltimore , Maryland

(410) 502-5368


MA, University of Minnesota
PhD, JHSPH, 2009


My research is concerned with HIV risk behaviors and substance use, particularly with disadvantaged communities in both domestic and international settings.  My research activities have centered around three areas: 1) to utilize advanced statistical techniques to evaluate HIV prevention interventions; 2) to adopt social network theory, measurement and analysis to examine social and contextual factors associated with HIV and substance use risks, and 3) to explore social determinants of health disparities of substance use and HIV.

Honors and Awards

Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Faculty Development Award,2013-2014 NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), 2012-2017 Phi Beta Kappa, 2010 Dr. Chun Hui Yen & Wang Pei Yen Scholarship, Johns Hopkins loomberg School of Public Health, 2009 Framework Program in Global Health Predoctoral Research Fellowships, National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, 2007 Council on Population and Family Health Sciences Scholarship, Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005-2006


  • Yang, C., Latkin, C., Tobin, K., Patterson, J., & Spikes, P. (in press) Informal social support and depression among African American men who have sex with men. Journal of Community Psychology
  • Yang, C., Davey-Rothwell, MA, & Latkin, C. (in press) “Drinking buddies” and alcohol dependence among African American men and women in Baltimore, MD. Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Yang, C., Latkin, C., Luan, R., & Nelson, K. (in press). Factors associated with drinking alcohol before visiting female sex workers among men in Sichuan Province, China. AIDS & Behavior
  • Latkin, C., Yang, C., Tobin, K., German, D. (in press) Injection drug users’ experiences of and attitudes toward drug dealer violence in Baltimore, Maryland. International Journal of Drug Policy
  • Latkin, C., Yang, C., Ehrhardt, B., & Hulbert, A. (in press) The epidemiology of finding a dead body: reports from inner-city Baltimore, Maryland. Community Mental Health Journal