Cui Yang
Cui Yang

Cui Yang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Health, Behavior and Society (Primary)

Center & Institute Affiliations

  • Center for AIDS Research

Contact Information

2213 McElderry Street
2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

P:  410-502-5368
F:  (410)502-5385


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 honors

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., Latkin, C., Tobin, K., O’Donnell, L., McKirnan, D., Seal, D., Fernandez, MI, Koblin, B., Wei, C., Chander, G., Siconolfi, D. & Spikes, P. (in press) 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
  • Yang, C., DeBartolo, P., McCaul, M., Hutton, H., Gebrekristos, H. & Chander, G. (2018) The role of substance use and living arrangements in health-related quality of life in women living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. 30(4): 473-479
  • Yang, C., Yang, J. Davey-Rothwell, M. & Latkin, C. A (2018) Social network perspective on alcohol use among African American women: a longitudinal analysis. Ethnicity & Health. 23(5):503-510
  • Latkin, C., Edwards, C., Davey-Rothwell, M., Yang, C. & Tobin, K. (2018). The relationship between drug use settings, roles in the drug economy, and witnessing a drug overdose in Baltimore, Maryland. Substance Abuse. 12:1-6
  • Zaller, N., Yang, C., Operario, D., Latkin, C., McKirnan, D., O'Donnell, L., Fernandez, M. Seal, D., Koblin, B., Flores, S., Spikes, P. (2017) Alcohol and cocaine use among Latino and African American MSM in 6 US cities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 80:26-32