Jennifer Bouey

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Senior Policy Researcher; Tang Chair in China Policy Studies
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Ph.D. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.P.H. in epidemiology, George Washington University; M.D. in clinical medicine, Peking University

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Jennifer Huang Bouey is a senior policy researcher and Tang Chair in China Policy Studies at the RAND Corporation. As an epidemiologist with training in clinical medicine and quantitative methods, Bouey's research centers on global health strategies and social determinants of health. Prior to joining RAND, she taught qualitative and quantitative research methods at Georgetown University and led multiple studies on the health risks and health care access barriers among immigrants, rural-to-urban migrants, sexual minorities, and people at high-risk for HIV in the United States and China. Between 2015 and 2018, she organized an international multi-disciplined research workgroup on issues that are critical to the United States' and China's global health security interests, including pandemic preparedness, global health governance, and health risks among south-to-south migrants. Bouey served on study sections at the NIDA, NIMH, and Fogarty Center of the National Institute of Health, and as an expert reviewer for the China Natural Science Foundation, Hong Kong AIDS Council, and Hong Kong Government Research Fund. She also served as a consultant to the World Bank, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Save the Children Federation, Inc., and China's National Centers for Disease Control. Bouey received her M.P.H. and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the George Washington University and her M.D. from the Peking University School of Medicine.

Previous Positions

Susan Mayor Professor in Health Equity, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

Selected Publications

Han J*, Bouey JZ*, Wang L, Mi G, Chen Z, He Y, Viviani T, Zhang F, "PrEP Uptake Preferences Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in China: Results from a National Internet Survey," J International AIDS Soc., 22(2), 2019

Stoto MA, Kang M, Song T, Bouey J, Boyce MR, Katz R, "At the frontier of the global battle against emerging infections: surveillance and management of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Guangdong Province, China," J Glob Health Rep , 3, 2019

Shi LJ, Bouey ZJ, Lin L, "Impact of psychological integration and acculturation on mental health among migrant children in Guangzhou, China," BMJ open, 9(5), 2019

Haw, NJ, Yang J, Li H, Lin D, Wang Z, Bouey ZJ* , "Challenges and value of peer outreach workers in needle and syringe exchange programs: Evidence from an HIV prevention program in Yunnan Province, China.," J Ethn Subst Abuse, 15, 2018

Uretsky E, Bouey J, Katz R, "The Changing Paradigm of Global Health with Chinese Characteristics. Global Health Policy," Health Affair, 2018

11.Chang RC, Hail-Jares K, Zheng H, He N, Bouey ZJ* , "Mitigating circumstances: a model-based analysis of associations between risk environment and infrequent condom use among Chinese street-based sex workers," PloS One, 13(5), 2018

K. Hail-Jares, S. Choi, L. Duo, Z. Luo, *ZJ Huang, "Occupational and Demographic Factors Associated with Drug Use Among Female Sex Workers at the China-Myanmar Border. ," Journal of Alcohol and Drug Dependency., (161), 2016

Huang ZJ, Zheng C, "Type 2 Diabetes among 6 Asian Ethnic Groups in California: The Nexus of Ethnicity, Gender, and Generational Status," J Health Care Poor Underserved, 26(2), 2015


Chinese; English

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Bloomberg Television; CGTN, China Global Television Network; Global Times; People's Daily Online, China


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