Stephen Pan is a lecturer in the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. He is a social and behavioral epidemiologist, and holds a PhD in Population and Public Health from the University of British Columbia and Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Pan completed his postdoctoral training as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Pan's research focuses on policies and social and cultural processes that impact public health, particularly among minority populations. Substantive areas of research have included HIV/STI prevention, unintentional injury, and mental health. Dr. Pan has received funding support from the US National Institutes of Health, the US Fulbright Commission, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the government in Taiwan. He has co-authored over 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet and Clinical Infectious Diseases. Dr. Pan has been conducting HIV prevention 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 teaches modules on epidemiology and public health surveillance.
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
Lecturer, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2018 to present
Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool - 2018 to present
Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2017
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Senior Scholar, National Dong Hwa University - 2016
Regional Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services - 2008 to 2009
Disease Intervention Specialist, Dallas County Health and Human Services - STD division - 2008
* denotes student mentee
Pan SW, Shen GC, Liu C, Hsi JH. Coronavirus stigma and psychological distress among Asians in the United States. Ethnicity & Health, in press.
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, in press.
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, 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, in press.
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 22JUN2020: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/16s-itUwP76Ai/bibliography/public/
* denotes student co-author
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
Smith MK, Wei C, Liu C, Pan SW, Ong JJ, Tucker JD. Latent class analyses for rethinking gender identity and sexual orientation in men who have sex with men. Poster presentation at the 2019 Annual meeting of the Society of Epidemiologic Research | Minneapolis, United States | March 9, 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. HIV testing and antiretroviral therapy usage are negatively associated with belief in supernatural determinants of health: a nationwide survey from China. Poster presentation at 22nd conference of the International AIDS Society | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | July 26, 2018
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
Pan, SW, Durvasula, M, Liu, C, Fu, H, Ong, J, Wei, C, Tang, W, Tucker, JD. HIV testing preferences among men who have sex with men in China: a discrete choice experiment from a nationwide sample. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the International AIDS Society | Paris, France | July 26, 2017
Pan, SW, Zhang, Z, Li, DL, Carpiano, RM, Schechter, MT, Spittal, PM and Ruan, YH. Religion and homonegativity among men who have sex with men (MSM) in North China: Implications for HIV vulnerability and psychological distress. For oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association | Chicago, Illinois, USA | November 3, 2015
Pan, SW, Zhang, Z, Li, DL, Carpiano, RM, Schechter, MT, Spittal, PM and Ruan, YH. Ethnicity, ethnic identity affirmation, and language proficiency among men who have sex with men in North China: Implications for HIV vulnerability and psychological distress. For poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association | Chicago, Illinois, USA | November 4, 2015
Pan, SW, Zhang, Z, Li, DL, Xu, YN, Leng, XB, Carpiano, RM, Schechter, MT, Spittal, PM and Ruan, YH. HIV, ethnicity, and religion among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Beijing, China: A qualitative study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA | November 18, 2014
Pan, SW, Christian, W, Zhang, H, Pearce, ME, Blair, AH, Jongbloed, K, Teegee, M, Thomas, V, Schechter, MT, and Spittal, PM. The Cedar Project: Impact of policing among young Aboriginal people who use injection and non-injection drugs in British Columbia, Canada. Poster presented at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | April 11-14, 2013
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