Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Ph.D., Brown University
Dr. Xu's substantive research interests include social demography, health inequalities, epidemiologic and nutrition transitions, child well-being, and residential segregation. His methodological research interests include Bayesian inference, spatial statistics, longitudinal and multilevel analysis, and survival analysis.
Xu, Hongwei, John Logan, and Susan Short. Forthcoming. "Integrating Space with Place in Health Research: A Multilevel Spatial Investigation Using Child Mortality in 1880 Newark, New Jersey." Demography. NIHMSID: NIHMS532366.
Xu, Hongwei. Forthcoming. "Comparing spatial and multilevel regression models for binary outcomes in neighborhood studies." Sociological Methodology.
Xu, Hongwei, Blessing Mberu, Nancy Luke, and Rachel Goldberg. 2013. "Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration and Premarital Pregnancy in Kenya." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 648(1): 104-119. NIHMSID: NIHMS532367. DOI.
Xu, Hongwei, S. Short, and T. Liu. 2013. "Dynamic relations between fast-food restaurant and body weight status: a longitudinal and multilevel analysis of Chinese adults." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(3): 271-279. PMCID: PMC3574174. DOI. Abstract.
Luke, Nancy, Hongwei Xu, Blessing Mberu, and Rachel Goldberg. 2012. "Migration Experience and Premarital Sexual Initiation in Urban Kenya: An Event History Analysis." Studies in family Planning, 43(2): 115-126. PMCID: PMC3665273. DOI. Abstract.
Xu, Hongwei, and Susan Short. 2011. "Health insurance coverage rates in 9 provinces in China doubled from 1997 to 2006, with a dramatic rural upswing." Health Affairs, 30(12): 2419-26. PMCID: PMC3302173. DOI. Abstract.
Xu, Hongwei, Nancy Luke, and Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu. 2010. "Concurrent sexual partnerships among youth in urban Kenya: prevalence and partnership effects." Population Studies - A Journal of Demography, 64(3): 247-261. PMCID: PMC3366482. DOI. Abstract.