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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Lu Shi


Office: 507 Edwards Hall

Phone: 864-656-0495


Educational Background

Ph.D. Policy Analysis
F.S.P. RAND Graduate School 2008

M.A. Media Studies
Syracuse University 2004

B.A. English linguistics
Peking University 1997

Courses Taught

HLTH 831 Quantitative methods
HLTH 890 Selected topics: Scientific Writing
HLTH 899 Independent Study in Applied Health
HLTH 991 Dissertation Research in Applied Health

HLTH 475 Health care operations research and practice
HLTH 490 Research and evaluation in public health
HLTH 361 Health economics
HLTH-495 Honors Thesis Seminar
HLTH-496 Honors Research Colloquium
HLTH 497 Creative inquiry


Lu Shi is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. His research interests include simulation and modeling, empirical methods, health economics, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Research Interests

complementary and alternative medicine; population health; artificial intelligence in health research; simulation modeling; health economics; behavioral economics;

Research Publications

1. Lopes, S., Shi, L., Pan, X., Gu, Y., Dengler-Crish, C., Li, Y., Tiwari, B. and Zhang, D., 2023. Meditation and Cognitive Outcomes: A Longitudinal Analysis Using Data From the Health and Retirement Study 2000–2016. Mindfulness, pp.1-13.

2. Niu, L., Zhang, D., Shi, L., Han, X., Chen, Z., Chen, L., Wen, M., Li, H., Chen, B., Li, J. and Su, D., 2023. Racial Discrimination and Sleep Quality during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from the Health, Ethnicity, and Pandemic (HEAP) Study. Journal of Urban Health, pp.1-5.

3. Alshehri, K., Wen, M., Michaud, T., Chen, B., Li, H., Qu, J., Chen, L., Li, J., Zhang, D., Li, Y. and Chen, Z., 2023. Experience of Racial Discrimination was Associated with Psychological Distress and Worsening Sex Life Among Adult Americans During COVID-19. The Journal of Sex Research, pp.1-9.

4. Wen, M., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Li, Y., Chen, Z., Chen, B., Chen, L., Zhang, L., Li, H., Li, J. and Han, X., 2023. Racial-ethnic disparities in psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: the role of experienced discrimination and perceived racial bias. BMC Public Health, 23(1), p.957.

5. Xia, T., Gee, G.C., Li, J., Liu, X., Dai, J., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Chen, Z., Han, X., Li, Y. and Li, H., 2023. Associations of racial and ethnic discrimination with adverse changes in exercise and screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Epidemiology and Health, p.e2023013.

6. Sivaraj, L.B.M., Basco Jr, W.T., Heavner, S.F., Lopes, S.S., Rolke, L.J., Shi, L. and Truong, K., 2023. Outpatient Opioid Dispensing Patterns for SC Medicaid Children 1–36 Months Old. Maternal and Child Health Journal, pp.1-8.

7. Witrick B, Zhang D, Su D, Li Y, McCall WV, Hendricks B, Shi L. Medical Expenditures Associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Adults in the United States by Age, 2015-2019. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2023 Feb 13. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08075-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36781580.

8. Zhang L, Gong R, Shi L, et al. Association of Residential Racial and Economic Segregation With Cancer Mortality in the US. JAMA Oncol. 2023;9(1):122–126. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.5382

9. Pan, X., Zhang, D., Heo, J.H., Park, C., Li, G., Dengler-Crish, C.M., Li, Y., Gu, Y., Young, H.N., Lavender, D.L. and Shi, L., 2022. Antihypertensive Use and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias among Older Adults in the USA. Accepted by Drugs & Aging.

10. Zhang X, Mu L, Zhang D, Mao Y, Shi L, Rajbhandari-Thapa J, et al. Geographical and Temporal Analysis of Tweets Related to COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease in the US. Annals of GIS. 2022:1-10. doi: 10.1080/19475683.2022.2133167.

11. Zhang, D., Li, Y., Kalbaugh, C.A., Shi, L., Divers, J., Islam, S. and Annex, B.H., 2022. Machine Learning Approach to Predict In?Hospital Mortality in Patients Admitted for Peripheral Artery Disease in the United States. Journal of the American Heart Association, 11(20), p.e026987.

12. Su D, Alshehri K, Ern J, et al. Racism Experience Among American Adults During COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Study. Health Equity, 2022, 6(1): 554-563.

13. * Zhang, L., Lopes, S., Lavelle, T., Jones, K. O., Chen, L., Jindal, M., ... & Shi, L. (2022). Economic Evaluations of Mindfulness-Based Interventions: a Systematic Review. Mindfulness, 1-20.

14. Zhang, D., Li, G., Shi, L., Martin, E., Chen, Z., Li, J., ... & Han, X. (2022). Association between racial discrimination and delayed or forgone care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventive Medicine, 162, 107153.

15. Shi, L., Zhang, D., Martin, E., Chen, Z., Li, H., Han, X., Wen, M., Chen, L., Li, Y., Li, J. and Chen, B., 2022. Racial discrimination, mental health and behavioral health during the COVID-19 pandemic: a national survey in the United States. Journal of General Internal Medicine, pp.1-9.

16. Shi, L., Mayorga, M., Su, D., Li, Y., Martin, E. and Zhang, D., 2022. Generation 1.5: Years in the United States and Other Factors Affecting Smoking Behaviors Among Asian Americans. Ethnicity & Disease, 32(2), pp.75-80.

17. McMahan, C.S., Lewis, D., Deaver, J.A., Dean, D., Rennert, L., Kalbaugh, C.A., Shi, L., Kriebel, D., Graves, D., Popat, S.C. and Karanfil, T., 2022. Predicting COVID-19 Infected Individuals in a Defined Population from Wastewater RNA Data. ACS Es&t Water. DOI: 10.1021/acsestwater.2c00105

18. Sokoya, T., Zhou, Y., Diaz, S., Law, T., Himawan, L., Lekey, F., Shi, L., Gimbel, R.W. and Jing, X., 2022. Health Indicators as Measures of Individual Health Status and Their Public Perspectives: Cross-sectional Survey Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(6), p.e38099.

19. Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., Thapa, K., Li, Y., Ingels, J.B., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Shen, Y. and Chiang, K., 2022. Electronic Vapor Product Use and Levels of Physical Activity Among High School Students in Georgia. Tobacco Use Insights, 15, p.1179173X221101786.

20. Xia T, Lopes S, Chen L, Roth R, Zinzow H, Jones K, Zhang L, Shi L, Jindal M. A feasibility study on low-dose mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention among prediabetes and diabetes patients. Complement Ther Med. 2022 May;65:102810.

21. Truong, K.; Bedi, J.S.; Zhang, L.; Draghi, B.; Shi, L. Predicting Areas with High Concentration of the Long-Term Uninsured and Their Association with Emergency Department Usage by Uninsured Patients in South Carolina. Healthcare 2022, 10, 771.

22. Li, H., Chen, B., Chen, Z., Shi, L. and Su, D., 2022. Americans’ Trust in COVID-19 Information from Governmental Sources in the Trump Era: Individuals’ Adoption of Preventive Measures, and Health Implications. Health Communication, pp.1-10.

23. Matthews, T.A., Chen, L., Omidakhsh, N., Zhang, D., Han, X., Chen, Z., Shi, L., Li, Y., Wen, M., Li, H. and Su, D., 2022. Gender difference in working from home and psychological distress-A national survey of US employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Industrial Health 2022-0077

24. Wu S, Zhang D, Li X, Zhao J, Sun X, Shi L, Mao Y, Zhang Y, Jiang F. Siblings and Early Childhood Development: Evidence from a Population-Based Cohort in Preschoolers from Shanghai. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(9):5739.

25. *Lopes SS, †Shi L, Sivaraj LB, Truong K, Rolke L, Heavner SF, Basco W. Dispensed Opioid Prescription Patterns, by Racial/Ethnic Groups, among South Carolina Medicaid-funded Children experiencing Limb Fracture Injuries, Accepted Academic Pediatrics, 2022

26. Fu, Q., Wang, X., Zhang, D., Shi, L., Wang, W., Guo, Z., Shan, P., Chen, G. and Feng, Z., 2022. Improving Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke: The Implementation and Evaluation of a Theory-Based Resource Integration Project in China. International Journal of Integrated Care, 22(1).

27. Song, K., Zhang, D., Shi, L., Francis, M.R., Han, Z., Pan, X. and Hou, Z., 2022. Trends and disparities in diabetes care following China's healthcare reform: Evidence from the 2011–12 and 2015–16 China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Preventive Medicine, p.106982.

28. Witrick, B., Kalbaugh, C.A., Shi, L., Mayo, R. and Hendricks, B., 2022. Geographic Disparities in Readmissions for Peripheral Artery Disease in South Carolina. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(1), p.285.

29. Hou, Z., Du, F., He, L., Francis, M., Forshaw, M., Woolfall, K., Lv, Q., Shi, L. and Yu, H., 2021. Associations between parent–child relationship, and children’s externalizing and internalizing symptoms, and lifestyle behaviors in China during the COVID-19 epidemic. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-11.

30. *Li, B., Chen, L. and Shi, L., 2022. Determinants of Hospitalization Costs among Moderate Cases of COVID-19. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 59, p.00469580211059483.

31. *Gao Y, Fu N, Mao Y, Shi L. Recreational Screen Time and Anxiety among College Athletes: Findings from Shanghai. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 13;18(14):7470.

32. Rennert, L., Kalbaugh, C. A., McMahan, C., Shi, L., & Colenda, C. C The impact of phased university reopenings on mitigating the spread of COVID-19: a modeling study. BMC Public Health 21.1 (2021): 1-8.

33. Zhang D, Shi L, Han X, Li Y, Jalajel NA, Patel S, Chen Z, Chen L, Wen M, Li H, Chen B, Li J, Su D. Disparities in telehealth utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a nationally representative survey in the United States. J Telemed Telecare. 2021 Oct 11:1357633X211051677.

34. Matthews TA, Chen L, Chen Z, Han X, Shi L, Li Y, Wen M, Zhang D, Li H, Su D, Li J. Negative Employment Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Psychological Distress: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey in the U.S. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 Jul 14

35. Chen L, Li J, Xia T, Matthews TA, Tseng T-S, Shi L, Zhang D, Chen Z, Han X, Li Y, Li H, Wen M, Su D. Changes of Exercise, Screen Time, Fast Food Consumption, Alcohol, and Cigarette Smoking during the COVID-19 Pandemic among Adults in the United States. Nutrients. 2021; 13(10):3359.

36. Hou Z, Song S, Du F, Shi L, Zhang D, Lin L, Yu H. The Influence of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Prevention and Vaccination Behaviors Among Chinese Children and Adolescents: Cross-sectional Online Survey Study. JMIR Public Health Surveillance 2021 May 26;7(5):e26372.

37. *Chen, L., Zhang, D., Shi, L. and Kalbaugh, C.A., 2021. Disparities in Peripheral Artery Disease Hospitalizations Identified Among Understudied Race-Ethnicity Groups. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, 8, p.515.

38. Zhang L, Hsieh M, Allison C, Devane M, Hicks C, Yu Q, Shi L, Wu J, Wu X. Racial differences in the risk of second primary bladder cancer following radiation therapy among localized prostate cancer patients. Cancer Epidemiology 73 (2021): 101967.

39. Zhang, D., Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., Panda, S., Chen, Z., Shi, L., Li, Y., Shen, Y., Ghimire, R. and Emerson, K.G., 2021. Linguistic Isolation and Mortality in Older Mexican Americans: Findings from the Hispanic Established Populations Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly. Health Equity, 5(1), pp.375-381.

40. Truong, K., Thai, T., Zhang, L., Shi, L. and Wang, C.J., 2021. Association between Insurance Status and Hospital Outcomes among Acute Kidney Failure Patients. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 14(2), p.1.

41. Su, D., Samson, K., Hanson, C., Berry, A. L. A., Li, Y., Shi, L., & Zhang, D. (2021). Racial and ethnic disparities in birth Outcomes: A decomposition analysis of contributing factors. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 101456.

42. Zhang D, Li G, Mu L, Thapa J, Li Y, Chen Z, Shi L, Su D, Son H, Pagan JA. Trends in Medical School Application and Matriculation Rates Across the United States From 2001 to 2015: Implications for Health Disparities. Academic Medicine. 2021 Jun 1;96(6):885-893.

43. *Jones KO, Lopes SS, Kelly C, Welsh RS, Chen L, Wilson M, Jindal M, Zinzow H, Zhang L, Shi L. A qualitative study on participants' experiences with a community-based mindful walking intervention and mobile device activity measurement. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2021 Mar;57:102640.

44. Rennert L, Kalbaugh CA, Shi L, et al. Modelling the impact of presemester testing on COVID-19 outbreaks in university campuses. BMJ Open 2020;10:e042578.

45. Zinzow, H., Shi, L., Rennert, L., Chen, L., Lopes, S., Zhang, L., Jones, K., Jindal, M., Stam, C. and Mclain, M., 2020. Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness-based relapse prevention for opioid use disorders. Contemporary Clinical Trials, p.106182.

46. Chen, L., Zhang, L., Shi, L., Fu, G. and Jiang, C., 2020. The role of surgery type in postoperative atrial fibrillation and in-hospital mortality in esophageal cancer patients with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. World journal of surgical oncology, 18(1), pp.1-7.

47. Mekonnen, B., Wang, G., Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., Shi, L., Thapa, K., Zhang, Z. and Zhang, D., 2020. Weekend Effect on in-Hospital Mortality for Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke in US Rural and Urban Hospitals. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(10), p.105106.

48. Gell-Redman, M., Shi, L., Zhang, D. and Mungaray, A.B., 2020. Access to Health Care and Mental Health Among Latino Students in San Diego. Health Equity, 4(1), pp.255-259.

49. Gimbel RW, Rennert LM, Crawford P, Little JR, Truong K, Williams JE, Griffin SF, Shi L, Chen L, Zhang L, Moss JB, Marshall RC, Edwards KW, Crawford KJ, Hing M, Schmeltz A, Lumsden B, Ashby M, Haas E, Palazzo K. Enhancing Patient Activation and Self-Management Activities in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Using the US Department of Defense Mobile Health Care Environment: Feasibility Study. J Med Internet Res. 2020 May 26;22(5):e17968. doi: 10.2196/17968. PMID: 32329438; PMCID: PMC7284404.

50. *Chen, L., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Jiang, C., & Truong, K. (2020). Does the “Weekend Effect” Extend to Friday Admissions? An Analysis of Ischemic Stroke Hospitalizations in South Carolina. Frontiers in neurology, 11, 424.

51. Nguyen, D.M., Sarkaria, I.S., Song, C., Reddy, R.M., Villamizar, N., Herrera, L.J., Shi, L., Liu, E., Rice, D. and Oh, D.S., 2020. Clinical and economic comparative effectiveness of robotic-assisted, video-assisted thoracoscopic, and open lobectomy. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 12(3), p.296.

52. Chen, L, Shi, L, Chao, MS, Tong, X, Wang, F. Stressful life events, hypertensive disorders, and high blood sugar during pregnancy. Stress and Health. 2020; 36: 160– 165.

53. Pan, X., Zhang, D. and Shi, L., 2022. Longitudinal evidence on grandparenting and cognitive function in older adults in China. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 20(1), pp.18-38.

54. *Witrick, B., Zhang, D., Switzer, J.A., Hess, D.C. and Shi, L., 2020. The association between stroke mortality and time of admission and participation in a telestroke network. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(2), p.104480.

55. He, Y., Qian, W., Shi, L., Zhang, K. and Huang, J., 2020. Standardized residency training: An equalizer for residents at different hospitals in Shanghai, China?. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 35(2), pp.592-605.

56. Henry, S., Shi, L., Alexander, V., O’Neal, R., Carey, S., Spitler, H.D., Leonard, D., Chastain, G., Hassan, L. and Jindal, M., 2020, June. “JUMPing into Diabetes Control”: A Group-Setting Self-Empowerment Lifestyle Intervention among Diabetes Patients. Healthcare (Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 90). Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.

57. Chen L, Shi L†, Zhang D, Chao SM. Influence of Acculturation on Risk for Gestational Diabetes Among Asian Women. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019;16:E158. Published 2019 Dec 5.
58. *Jones, K.O., Lopes, S., Chen, L., Zhang, L., Zinzow, H., Jindal, M., Mclain, M. and Shi, L., 2019. Perceptions about mindfulness-based interventions among individuals recovering from opioid and alcohol use disorders: Findings from focus groups. Complementary therapies in medicine, 46, pp.131-135.

59. Khademi, A., Shi, L., Nasrollahzadeh, A.A. et al. Comparing the Lifestyle Interventions for Prediabetes: An Integrated Microsimulation and Population Simulation Model. Scientific Reports 9, 11927, 2019.

60. Shi, L., Francis, E.C., Feng, C., Pan, X. and Truong, K., 2019. Association Between Prior Insurance and Health Service Utilization Among the Long-Term Uninsured in South Carolina. Health equity, 3(1), pp.409-416.

61. Shi, L., Zhang, D., Rajbhandari-Thapa, J., Katapodis, N., Su, D. and Li, Y., 2019. Neighborhood immigrant density and population health among native-born Americans. Preventive medicine, 127, p.105792.

62. Shi, L., Truong, K., Chen, L. and Basco, W., 2019. Burden of non-fatal opioid overdose hospitalizations on Medicaid. Journal of Substance Use, 24(6), pp.626-629.

63. Shi, L., Welsh, R.S., Lopes, S., Rennert, L., Chen, L., Jones, K., Zhang, L., Crenshaw, B., Wilson, M. and Zinzow, H., 2019. A pilot study of mindful walking training on physical activity and health outcomes among adults with inadequate activity. Complementary therapies in medicine, 44, pp.116-122.

64. Zhang, D., Shi, L., Ido, M.S., Green, D.E., Li, Y., Su, D. and Hess, D.C., 2019. Impact of Participation in a Telestroke Network on Clinical Outcomes: Evidence From the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 12(1), p.e005147.

65. *Ambavane, R.A., Khademi, A., Zhang, D. and Shi, L., 2019. Modeling the Impact of Transcendental Meditation on Stroke Incidence and Mortality. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 28(3), pp.577-586.

66. MacLeod, K.E., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Chen, L. and Chao, S.M., 2018. Association between vehicle time during pregnancy and mental health among women of different income groups. Journal of Transport & Health, 8, pp.106-111.

67. Hu, Q., Shi, L., Chen, L., Zhang, L., Truong, K., Ewing, A., Wu, J. and Scott, J., 2018. Seasonality in the adverse outcomes in weight loss surgeries. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 14(3), pp.291-296.

68. Shi, L., MacLeod, K.E., Zhang, D., Wang, F. and Chao, M.S., 2017. Travel distance to prenatal care and high blood pressure during pregnancy. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 36(1), pp.70-76.

69. Shi, L., Liang, D., Gao, Y., Huang, J., Nolan, C., Mulvaney, A., Poole, T. and Zhang, H., 2017. Mindfulness and asthma symptoms: A study among college students. Journal of Asthma, pp.1-5.

70. *Sheng, B., Feng, C., Zhang, D., Spitler, H. and Shi, L., 2017. Associations between Obesity and Spinal Diseases: A Medical Expenditure Panel Study Analysis. International journal of environmental research and public health, 14(2), p.183.

71. Shi, L., Feng, C., Griffin, S., Williams, J.E., Crandall, L.A. and Truong, K., 2017. Does Awareness of the Affordable Care Act Reduce Adverse Selection? A Study of the Long-term Uninsured in South Carolina. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 54, p.0046958017727103.

72. Zhang, L., Scott, J., Shi, L., Truong, K., Hu, Q., Ewing, J.A. and Chen, L., 2017. Changes in utilization and peri-operative outcomes of bariatric surgery in large US hospital database, 2011-2014. PloS one, 12(10), p.e0186306.

73. Zhang, D., Pan, X., Li, S., Liang, D., Hou, Z., Li, Y. and Shi, L., 2018. Impact of the national essential public health services policy on hypertension control in China. American journal of hypertension, 31(1), pp.115-123.

74. Gimbel, R., Shi, L., Williams, J.E., Dye, C.J., Chen, L., Crawford, P., Shry, E.A., Griffin, S.F., Jones, K.O., Sherrill, W.W. and Truong, K., 2017. Enhancing mHealth Technology in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Environment to Activate Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Multisite Feasibility Study Protocol. JMIR Research Protocols, 6(3).

75. Pollock, J., Shi, L†. and Gimbel, R.W., 2017. Outdoor Environment and Pediatric Asthma: An Update on the Evidence from North America. Canadian Respiratory Journal, 2017.

76. Timmons, S.M., Shi, L. and Khademi, A., 2017. Priority Hypertension Management Strategies for At-risk African Americans as Perceived by Medical Clinicians and Academic Scholars. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 10(1), p.13.

77. Shi, L., Zhang, D., Wang, L., Zhuang, J., Cook, R. and Chen, L., 2017. Meditation and blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Journal of hypertension, 35(4), pp.696-706.

78. Shi, L., Zhang, D., Chen, L. and Truong, K.D., 2016. “Weekend Effect” or “Saturday Effect”?. Circulation, 134(19), pp.1510-1512.

79. Orenstein, P.V. and Shi, L., 2016. Microsimulation Modeling of Coronary Heart Disease Maximizing the Impact of Nonprofit Hospital–Based Interventions. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 53, p.0046958016666009.

80. Shi, L., Truong, K., Summey, J. and Spitler, H., 2016. Liquor store density and acute pancreatitis hospitalization. Journal of Substance Use, pp.1-6.

81. Jin J, Liang D, Shi L and Huang J., 2016. Trends in Between-Country Health Equity in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1990 to 2011: Improvement, Convergence and Reversal. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(6), p.620.

82. Gao Y, Shi L†, Smith, K.C., Kingree, J.B. and Thompson, M., 2016. Physical Aggression and Mindfulness among College Students: Evidence from China and the United States. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(5), p.480.

83. Huang J and Shi L, 2016. The effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for survivors of breast cancer: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), p.1.

84. Zhang D, Shi L, Tian F. and Zhang L, 2016. Care Utilization with China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme: Updated Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2011–2012. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, pp.1-9.

85. *Tedder M, Shi L, Si M, Franco R and Chen L. 2015. eMindfulness Therapy—A Study on Efficacy of Blood Pressure and Stress Control Using Mindful Meditation and Eating Apps among People with High Blood Pressure. Medicines, 2(4), pp.298-309.

86. Gao Y and Shi L† 2015. Mindfulness, Physical Activity and Avoidance of Secondhand Smoke: A Study of College Students in Shanghai. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(8), pp.10106-10116.

87. Shi L, Zhang D, van Meijgaard J, MacLeod KE and Fielding JE 2015. The Interaction Between an Individual’s Acculturation and Community Factors on Physical Inactivity and Obesity: A Multilevel Analysis. American journal of public health, 105(7), pp.1460-1467.

88. Zhang D, van Meijgaard J, Shi L, Cole B, Fielding J. Does neighbourhood composition modify the association between acculturation and unhealthy dietary behaviours? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015.

89. Zhang Y, Zhang D, Jiang Y, Wanqi S, Yan W, Chen W, Li S, Shi L et al. Association between Physical Activity and Teacher-Reported Academic Performance among Fifth-Graders in Shanghai: A Quantile Regression PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0115483+

90. Mao Y and Shi L†. Neighborhood Social Environment and Health Communication at Pre-pregnancy and Maternal Stages among Caucasian and Asian Women: Findings From the Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Survey Advances in Public Health. 2014.

91. Chao S M., Wakeel F, Herman D, Higgins C, Shi L, et al. The 2007 Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Study: A Multilevel, Population-Based Study of Maternal and Infant Health in Los Angeles County Advances in preventive medicine. 2014.

92. Shi L, Zhang D. An Agent-based Model to Evaluate Positive Externality of Smoking Cessations. China Health Review 2014; V4.2: 6-11

93. Shi L, An R, and Van Meijgaard J. Cigarette smoking and abdominal obesity: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Journal of Substance Use 2013;18.6: 440-449.

94. Huang J, Shi L†, Chen Y. Staff retention after the privatization of township-village health centers: a case study from the Haimen City of East China BMC Health Services Research. 2013;13:136.

95. Shi L., Meijgaard J., Fielding J. E.. Long-Term Effects of Health Factor Modification in Milwaukee County. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2013;19:133-138.

96. Shi L, Zhang D. China's New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme and Underutilization of Medical Care Among Adults Over 45: Evidence From CHARLS Pilot Data The Journal of Rural Health. 2013.

97. Meijgaard J, Shi L, Simon P. Trends in Recreational Computer Use Among Latino Children in California Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2012:1-5.

98. Zhou H, Shi L, Mao Y, Tang J, Zeng Y. Diffusion of new technology, health services and information after a crisis: a focus group study of the Sichuan ” 5.12” Earthquake. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2012.

99. Shi L, Kanouse D, Baldwin S, Kim J. Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in One's Community Predict HIV Testing AIDS and Behavior. 2012:1-8.

100. Wang R, Shi L†. Access to food outlets and children's nutritional intake in urban China: a difference-in-difference analysis. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2012;38:30.

101. Cheng KG., Ortiz DJ., Weiss RE, Shi L., et al. Patterns of alcohol consumption and factors influencing problematic drinking among Angolan soldiers. Journal of Substance Use. 2012:138-149.

102. Shi L., Meijgaard J., Simon P. The association between acculturation and recreational computer use among Latino adolescents in California Pediatric Obesity. 2012;7:E33-E36.

103. Huang JY, Shi L. Differences in behavioral outcomes between first-year and second-year participants in a community-based colorectal cancer education intervention. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2011;12(12):3323-3329.

104. Shi L, Tian H, McCarthy W, Berman B, Wu S, Boer R. Exploring the uncertainties of early detection results: model-based interpretation of mayo lung project BMC Cancer. 2011;11:92+.

105. Shi L, Iguchi MY. "Risk homeostasis" or "teachable moment"? the interaction between smoking behavior and lung cancer screening in the Mayo Lung Project. Tobacco Induced Diseases. 2011;9(1):2.

106. Shi L, Mao Y. Weekend television viewing and video gaming are associated with less adolescent smoking. Journal of Substance Use. 2011;16(2):109-115.

107. Shi L, van Meijgaard J, Fielding J. Forecasting diabetes prevalence in California: a microsimulation. Preventing Chronic Diseases 2011;8(4):A80.

Honors and Awards

American Cancer Society (PI: Zhang) $184,008
Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Care and Inequities
Role: Co-Investigator

Greenville Health Authority (PI: Shi) $ 558,972
Mindfulness Training for Adults with History of Depression, Substance Misuse, or Physical Inactivity
Role: Principal Investigator

National Institute on Aging: Carolina Center on Alzheimer's Disease & Minority (PI: Shi) $29,898
Did Desegregation Reduce Cognitive Decline across Racial Groups
Role: Principal Investigator

National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI: Zhang) $364,375
5/10/2022 – 02/28/2023
Using Machine Learning and Causal Inference Methods to Examine Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia.
Role: Co-PI, Clemson University site-PI ($78,969)

Health Resources and Services Administration (PI: Eswaran) $950,000
Regional Telehealth Resource Center Year 2&3: Did State-level Emergency Initiatives to Facilitate Telehealth Help Reduce the Urban-Rural Disparity in Healthcare Utilization?
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2023
Role: Clemson University site-PI ($114,641.00)

Completed Research Support
National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI: Zhang) $384,016
Projecting the Potential Impact of Mindfulness-based Meditation on the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Role: Co- Principal Investigator, Clemson University site-PI ($70,700)

National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (PI: Zhang) $465,986 07/01/2019-06/30/2021
Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness of Population Strategies to Improve Diet and Reduce Cancer
Role: Subcontractor

China Medical Board (PI: Zhang/Shi)1/1/2016-12/31/2019 $24,650
Quality Variation in Hospital Emergency Medical Care (EMC) and Impact of Quality Disclosure on Improvements of EMC
Role: Co-PI

Peter G Peterson Foundation (PI: Shi) 5/16/18-3/30/2019 $49,382
Immigration and Fiscal Solvency of Medicare
Role: Principal Investigator

Greenville Health System. Clinical Grant (PI: Shi) 5/16/2018-5/15/2019 $29,600
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction among Prediabetes: A Randomized Pilot Trial
Role: Principal Investigator

Clemson University. IMPACT Grant (PI: Shi) 8/1/2017-12/31/2018 $28,000
Mindful Walking among Pregnant Women: A Pilot Trial
Role: Principal Investigator

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Clinical Robotics Research Grant (PI: Shi) 1/1/2017-12/31/2017. $42,817.00
Does Robotic–assisted Surgery Improve the Outcomes for Radical Prostatectomy Patients in China?
Role: Principal Investigator

2016001047 UCLA Subaward No. 1940 G UA008 REV subaward (PI: Shi) 7/1/16-7/01/18
Forecasting the Population Health Burden of Mental Health Disorders and Scenarios for Prevention and Treatment in Los Angeles County
Role: Principal Investigator

Department of the Army, Medical Research Acquisition Activity (PI: Gimbel) 5/1/15---10/31/17
Enhancing mHealth Technology in the PCMH to Activate Chronic Patients
Role: Co-Investigator

BlueCross BlueShield Foundation South Carolina (PI: Truong) 2013-16 4/1/14—12/31/15
Long-term Uninsured People in the Age of Affordable Care Act
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

UniHealth Foundation/University of California Los Angeles subaward (PI: Shi) 3/1/13-11/01/15
Simulation modeling of Hospitals’ catchment area population health
Role: Principal Investigator

Institute for Advancing Healthcare: (PI: Shi) 2/1/2013-1/31/2014 $29,990
Effectiveness and Cost –effectiveness of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Decreasing Hospital readmission rates among stroke patients
Role: Principal Investigator

Canadian Institute of Health Research DC0190GP (PI: Barton) 1/1/12-12/31/12 $10,000
Building Partnerships and Capacity to Explore the Consequences of Caesarean Delivery, Birth Policies
Role: Co-Principal Investigator


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