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Cui Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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2213 McElderry Street
2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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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), 2012-2018

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

Most recent publications

  • Yang, C., Krishnan, N., Painter, J. & Latkin, C. (in press) The association between disclosure of same sex behavior to healthcare providers and PrEP awareness among BMSM in Baltimore. AIDS & Behavior
  • Yang, C., Zaller, N., Clyde, C., Tobin, K. & Latkin, C. (in press) Association between recent criminal justice involvement and transactional sex among African American men who have sex with men in Baltimore. Journal of Urban Health
  • Cao, B., Saffer, AJ, Yang, C., Chen, C, Peng, K., Pan, S., Durvasula, M, Liu, C, Fu, H, Ong, J., Tang, W., & Tucker, J. (in press) My disclosure, my test: An egocentric network analysis examining disclosure of sexual orientation networks and their relationship to HIV testing among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS & Behavior
  • Zhu, X., Zhao, Y., Perez, A., Shi, A., Zhang, Z., Gao, P., Wang, J., Zhang, W., Yang, C., Zaller, N., Operario, D. & Zhang, H. (in press) Effects of a mobile health intervention to promote HIV self-testing with MSM in China: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS & Behavior
  • Yang C, Latkin C, Tobin K, Seal D, Koblin B, Chander G, Siconolfi D, Flores S, Spikes P. (2018) An Event-Level Analysis of Condomless Anal Intercourse with a HIV-Discordant or HIV Status-Unknown Partner Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men from a Multi-site Study. AIDS & Behavior, 22(7):2224-2234