Cui Yang, PhD
- Assistant Professor
- Health, Behavior and Society (Primary)
Center & Institute Affiliations
2213 McElderry Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009
MA, University of Minnesota, 2004
My research draws from multi-disciplinary perspectives to understand and intervene social and structural factors associated with different health outcomes, with particular emphasis on issues related to substance use, HIV, and mental health in both domestic and international settings. My current research activities have centered around three areas: 1) to uses qualitative and quantitative methods and examine social and structural factors associated with alcohol and HIV; 2) to utilize communication technology and develop culturally appropriate and novel risk reduction interventions; and 3) to utilize advanced statistical techniques to evaluate public health interventions.
Honors and Awards
Early Career Investigator Conference Award, NIDA/Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research (CALDAR) UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 2015
Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research Faculty Development Award,2013-2015
Early career investigator mentee, Developmental Center for AIDS Research, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network, 2012
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, Y., Latkin, C. Luan, RS & Yang, C. (2015) A cross-sectional study of the feasibility of pharmacy-delivered harm reduction services among people who inject drugs from Xichang, China, BMC Public Health, 15(1):885
Yang, Y., Latkin, C. Luan, RS & Yang, C. (in press) Condom use during commercial sex among male clients of female sex workers in Sichuan China: a social cognitive theory analysis, AIDS & Behavior
Yang, Y., Latkin, C. Luan, RS & Yang, C. (in press) Reality and Feasibility for Pharmacy-Delivered Services for PWID in Xichang, China: Comparisons between Pharmacy staff and PWID. International Journal of Drug Policy
Li, J., Yang, C., Davey-Rothwell, M. & Latkin, C. (in press) Associations between body weight status and substance among African American women in Baltimore. Substance Use and Misuse
Saldanha, I, Li, TJ; Yang, C., U, Cesar; Rutherford, G; & Dickersin, K. (in press) Use of social network analysis to identify central outcomes for clinical research: A case study of systematic reviews of HIV/AIDS. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
Yang, C., Guadamuz, T., Lim, H., Huang, Y., Koe, K. & Wei, C. (in press) Factors associated with alcohol use before or during sex among men who have sex with men in a large internet sample from Asia. LGBT Health
Yang, C., Linas, B., Kirk, G., Bollinger, B., Chang, L., Chander, G. Siconolfi, D., Braxton, S., Rudolph, A. & Latkin, C. (2015) Feasibility and acceptability of smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment of alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men in Baltimore. JMIR MHealth and UHealth, 3(2):e67
Liao, M., Kang, D., Tao, X, Cox, C., Qian, Y, Wang, G., Yang, C., Zhu, X., Zhang, N., Bi, Z. & Jia, Y. (2014). Syndemics of syphilis, HCV infection, and methamphetamine use along the east coast of China. BMC Public Health, 14:172
Tobin, K., Yang, C., Latkin, C., Patterson, J. & Spikes, P. (2014). Discrepancies between HIV prevention communication attitudes and actual conversations about HIV testing within social and sexual networks of African American men who have sex with men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 41(4): 221-226
Tobin, K., Davey-Rothwell, M., Yang, C., Siconolfi D. & Latkin, C.(2014) An examination of associations between social norms and risky alcohol use among African American men who have sex with men. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 134:218-21
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Muth, S. & Rudolph, A. (2013) Injection drug users’ involvement in the drug economy: dynamics of sociometric and personal social networks. Connections, 33(1): 24-34.
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Tobin, K., Patterson, J. & Spikes, P. (2013) Informal social support and depression among African American men who have sex with men. Journal of Community Psychology, 41 (4): 435-445.
Yang, C., Davey-Rothwell, M. & Latkin, C. (2013) “Drinking buddies” and alcohol dependence among African American men and women in Baltimore, MD. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 128(1-2): 123-129
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Luan, R. & Nelson, K. (2013). Factors associated with drinking alcohol before visiting female sex workers among men in Sichuan Province, China. AIDS & Behavior, 17(2): 568-573
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Tobin, K. & German, D. (2013) Injection drug users’ experiences of and attitudes toward drug dealer violence in Baltimore, Maryland. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24(2): 135-141
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Ehrhardt, B. & Hulbert, A. (2013) The epidemiology of finding a dead body: reports from inner-city Baltimore, Maryland. Community Mental Health Journal , 49(1): 106-109
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Tobin, K., Geoffrey, R., Spikes, P. & Patterson, J. (2012) Social network predictors of disclosure of MSM behavior and HIV positive serostatus among African American MSM in Baltimore, Maryland. AIDS & Behavior, 16(3):535-42.
Yang, C., German, D., Webster, D. & Latkin, C. (2011). Experiencing violence as a predictor of drug use relapse among former drug users in Baltimore, Maryland. Journal of Urban Health, 88(6), 1044-1051
Yang, C., Tobin, K & Latkin, C. (2011). Perceived serosorting of injection paraphernalia sharing networks among injection drug users in Baltimore, MD. AIDS & Behavior, 15(1), 16-21
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Tobin, K., Spikes, P. & Patterson, J. (2011) Differences in the social networks characteristics of African American men who have sex with men and those who have sex with men and women: The Unity in Diversity study, Baltimore, Maryland. American Journal of Public Health, 101(10), e18-e23
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Srikrishnan, A., Solomon, S., Celentano, D., Kumar, M. S., Mehta, S. & Solomon, S. (2011) The relationship between social network factors, HIV, and Hepatitis C among injection drug users in Chennai, India. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 117(1),50-54
Knowlton, A., Yang, C., Bohnert, A. Wissow, L., Chander, G. & Arnsten, JA. (2011) Informal care and reciprocity of support are associated with HAART adherence among U.S. men. AIDS & Behavior, 15(7):1429-36.
Knowlton, A., Yang, C., Bohnert, A. Wissow, L. Chander, G. & Arnsten, JA. (2011) Main partner factors associated with worse HAART adherence among U.S. women. AIDS CARE, 23(9), 1102-1110
Davey-Rothwell, MA, Tobin, K., Yang, C., Sun, C. & Latkin C. (2011) Results of a randomized controlled trial of a peer mentor HIV/STI prevention intervention for women over an 18 month follow-up. AIDS &Behavior, 15(8):1654-63.
Egan, JE, Frye, V., Kurtz, SP, Latkin, C., Chen, M., Tobin, K, Yang, C. & Koblin, BA. (2011).Migration, neighborhoods, and networks: approaches to understanding how urban environmental conditions affect syndemic adverse health outcomes among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. AIDS &Behavior, 15(SUPPL.1), S35-S50
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Luan, R., Wang, C. & Nelson, K. (2010) HIV, syphilis and HCV prevalence among commercial sex male clients in Sichuan province, China. Journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86(7), 559-64
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Luan, R. & Nelson, K. (2010) Relationship between peer norms and consistent condom use with female sex workers among male clients in Sichuan province, China. Social Science and Medicine, 71(4), 832-839
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Luan, R. & Nelson, K. (2010) Consistent condom use with female sex workers among male clients in Sichuan Province, China: the role of interpersonal and venue-level factors. Journal of Urban Health, 87(2), 292-303
Yang, C., Latkin, C., Liu, P. Nelson, K., Wang, C., & Luan, R. (2010). A qualitative study on commercial sex behaviors among male clients in Sichuan province, China. AIDS Care, 22(2), 246 – 252
Latkin, C., Yang, C., Tobin, K. & Hulbert, A. (2010) Factors associated with recruiting an HIV seropositive risk network member among injection drug users. AIDS & Behavior, 14(5), 1137-41
Latkin, C., Srikrishnan, A. K., Yang, C., Johnson, S., Solomon, S., Kumar, S., Celentano, D. & Solomon, S. (2010). The relationship between drug use stigma and HIV injection risk behaviors among injection drug users in Chennai, India. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 110(3), 221-227
Knowlton, A., Arnsten, J., Eldred, L. Wilkinson, J., Shade, S., Bohnert, A. Yang, C., Wissow, L., Purcell, D. & the INSPIRE Team. (2010). Antiretroviral use among active injection drug users: The role of patient-provider and structural factors. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 24(7), 421-428
Yang, C. & Southwell, B. G. (2004) Dangerous disease, dangerous women: health, anxiety, and advertising in Shanghai from 1928 to 1937. Critical Public Health, 14, 149-156.
Yang, C., Wu, H., Zhu, M. & Southwell, B. G. (2004) Tuning in to fit in? Acculturation and media use among Chinese students in the United States. Asian Journal of Communication, 14, 81-94.