Stephen Pan is a social and behavioral epidemiologist. Dr. Pan's research focuses on policies and social and cultural processes that impact public health. Substantive areas of research have included HIV/STI prevention, mental health, and healthcare preferences. Dr. Pan has received funding support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, US National Institutes of Health, the US Fulbright Commission, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the government in Taiwan. Dr. Pan has been conducting public health research in China for over ten years, and previously worked as a regional epidemiologist and HIV/STD disease intervention specialist in the United States. He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and teaches modules on epidemiology and public health program evaluation.
Ph.D. , University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
M.S. , University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, United States
B.A. , University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States
Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (present)
Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool (present)
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Senior Scholar, National Dong Hwa University
Regional Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services
Disease Intervention Specialist, Dallas County Health and Human Services - STD division
* denotes student mentee
Pan SW, Liang Y*, Wu S*, Wang W*, Hu X*, Wang J*, Huang W. Health effects of religion, spirituality, and supernatural beliefs in China: a systematic review. Religion and Health, in press.
Wang J*, Wanger AL, Chen Y, Jaime E*, Hu X*, Wu S*, Lu Y, Ruan Y, Pan SW. Would COVID-19 vaccination willingness increase if mobile technologies prohibit unvaccinated individuals from public spaces? A nationwide discrete choice experiment from China. Vaccine, in press.
Pan SW, Wang Z, Wang W*, Dong Z*. Religious affiliation and healthcare (non) utilization in China: a nationally representative study. SN Social Sciences, 2021. 1 (273).
Wang W*, Shi X*, Jiang Y*, Zhao H*, Ong JJ, Wu D, Tucker JD, Terris-Presholt F, Pan SW. Fear of nosocomial HIV infection may be a barrier to HIV testing among young college and university students in Suzhou, China. Journal of American College Health, in press.
Pan SW, Shen GC, Liu C, Hsi JH. Coronavirus stigma and psychological distress among Asians in the United States. Ethnicity & Health, 2021. 26; 110-125.
He S*, Pan SW. Breast cancer screening trends among lower-income women of New York: a time-series evaluation of a population-based intervention. European Journal of Breast Health, 2020. 16 (4); 255-261.
Pan SW, Smith MK, Carpiano RM, Fu HY, Ong JJ, Huang W, Tang W, Tucker JD. Supernatural explanatory models of health and illness and HIV antiretroviral therapy use among young men who have sex with men in China. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2020. 27(5); 602-608.
Pan SW, Carpiano RM, Smith KM, Ong JJ, Fu H, Huang W, Tang W, Tucker JD. Supernatural explanatory models of health and illness and healthcare use in China among men who have sex with men. Global Public Health. 2020 Jan; 15 (1), 83-96.
Pan SW, Durvasula M, Ong JJ, Liu C, Tang W, Fu H, Wei C, Wang C, Terris-Prestholt F, Tucker JD. No place like home? Disentangling preferences for HIV testing locations and services among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS and Behav. 2019; 23 (4), 847-859.
Pan SW, Chong HH, Kao HC. Unintentional injury mortality among indigenous communities of Taiwan: trends from 2002 to 2013 and evaluation of a community-based intervention. Inj Prev. 2019 25: 26-30.
Pan SW, Shen Z, Xing H, Ruan Y, Shao Y. High Baseline CD4 Counts and Antiretroviral Therapy Cessation. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Aug 1;67(4):644.
Pan SW, Carpiano RM, Li D, Zhang Z, Schechter MT, et al. Ethnicity and HIV vulnerabilities among men who have sex with men in China. AIDS Care. 2018 Aug;30(8):1025-1030.
Pan SW, Stein G, Bayus B, Tang W, Mathews A, et al. Systematic review of innovation design contests for health: spurring innovation and mass engagement. BMJ Innov. 2017;3:227-237.
Pan SW, Tang W, Cao B, Ross R, Tucker JD. Buddhism and Coping With HIV in China. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2017 Sep - Oct;28(5):666-667.
Pan SW, Ruan Y, Spittal PM, Pearce ME, Qian HZ, et al. HIV vulnerabilities and coercive sex at same-sex sexual debut among men who have sex with men in Beijing, China. AIDS Care. 2014;26(6):742-9.
Pan SW, Li D, Carpiano RM, Spittal PM, Ruan Y. Ethnicity and HIV epidemiology research in China. Lancet. 2016 Sep 10;388(10049):1052-1053.
Pan SW, Zhang Z, Li D, Carpiano RM, Schechter MT, et al. Religion and HIV Sexual Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in China. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 1;73(4):463-474.
Pan SW, Hsu C, Brussoni M, Pike I. Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan. Journal of transport & health. 2015 April 09; 2(4):595-601.
Pan SW, Christian CW, Pearce ME, Blair AH, Jongbloed K, et al. The Cedar Project: impacts of policing among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in British Columbia, Canada. Int J Drug Policy. 2013 Sep;24(5):449-59.
Pan SW, Spittal PM. Health effects of perceived racial and religious bullying among urban adolescents in China: a cross-sectional national study. Glob Public Health. 2013 Jul;8(6):685-97.
Pan SW, Carpiano RM. Immigrant density, sense of community belonging, and suicidal ideation among racial minority and white immigrants in Canada. J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Feb;15(1):34-42.
Ruan Y, Pan SW, Chamot E, Qian HZ, Li D, et al. Sexual mixing patterns among social networks of HIV-positive and HIV-negative Beijing men who have sex with men: a multilevel comparison using roundtable network mapping. AIDS Care. 2011 Aug;23(8):1014-25.
Full list of peer-reviewed publications as of 03SEP2021: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/16s-itUwP76Ai/bibliography/public/
* denotes student co-author
Wang J*, Hu X*, Wagner A, Lu Y, Jaime E*, Wu S*, Chen Y, Ruan Y, Pan SW. COVID-19 vaccination preferences in China: a discrete choice experiment. Oral presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine | Virtual online conference | April 12-16, 2021
Hu X*, Wang J*, Jaime E*, Wu S*, Pan SW. Health implications of religious, spiritual, and supernatural (RSS) beliefs among college studnts in China: a qualitative study. Oral presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine | Virtual online conference | April 12-16, 2021
Wang W*, Dong Z*, Wang Q*, Wu S*, Liang Y*, Zhou G, Mao D, Tang Y, Pan SW. Religious involvement is associated with diabetes self-management in Suzhou, China. Oral presentation at the 2020 meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research | Virtual online conference | December 17, 2020
Pan SW, Dong Z*, Wang Q*, Wu S*, Liang Y*, Wang W*, Strand M, Wachholtz A, Zhou G, Mao D, Tang Y. Supernatural beliefs intervention to enhance type 2 diabetes self-management in China: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Oral presentation at the 2020 meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research | Virtual online conference | December 17, 2020
Dong Z*, Pan SW. Obesity Prevalence in Alabama: Trends from 2011 to 2017 and Evaluation of a State Obesity Program. Poster presentation at the 12th European Public Health Conference | Marseille, France | November 23, 2019
Wang W*, Shi X*, Jiang Y*, Zhao H*, Pan SW. HIV testing preferences among subgroups of college students in China: a discrete choice experiment. Oral presentation at the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections – Asia Pacific Conference | Shanghai, China | October 25, 2019
Pan SW, Ong JJ, Wachholtz A, Li D, Pearce ME, Tucker JD, Ruan Y. Forced sex, religious practices, and STI vulnerabilities among men who have sex with men: A cross-sectional study from Northern China. Poster presentation at the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections – Asia Pacific Conference | Shanghai, China | October 25, 2019
Wang W*, Shi X*, Jiang Y*, Zhao H*, Ong JJ, Pan SW. Health service facilitators and barriers to HIV testing among college students in China: a discrete choice experiment. Poster presentation at 40th meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine | Washington DC, United States | March 9, 2019
Pan SW, Li D, Tang W, Ong J, Tucker JD, Ruan Y. Childhood sexual abuse among men who have sex with men in urban north China: a cross-sectional survey. Poster presentation at the Lancet-CAMS Health Summit 2017 | Beijing, China | December 11-12, 2017
“Leveraging behavioral science to augment voluntary blood donation in China: a latent class analysis and randomized control trial” | National Natural Science Foundation of China | #7211101098 | 2022-2023 | PI: Pan
“The XJTLU Suzhou College Cohort Study” | Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University | 2020-2023 | PI: Pan
Professional service activities
Editorial board - AIDS and Behavior, The Patient
Ad hoc reviewer: AIDS Care, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC Public Health, Global Health Research and Policy, Harm Reduction Journal, Health & Place, Health Education Journal, Injury Prevention, Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of School Health, Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Medical Journal of Australia, PLoS One, Psychiatry Research, Psychology Health & Medicine, Public Health, SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Social Science & Medicine, The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, The Patient, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
Methods for Analysing Public Health I: Epidemiology
Methods for Analysing Public Health II: Application of Epidemiology to Public Health
Surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation
Communicable and non-communicable diseases
Society for Epidemiologic Research
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
American Public Health Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine
International AIDS Society
International Academy of Health Preference Research