Luohua Jiang

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Associate Professor, Epidemiology
School of Medicine

Ph.D., UCLA, Biostatistics
M.D., Peking University Health Science Center

Phone: (949) 824-7325
Email: lhjiang@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
205B Irvine Hall
Mail Code: 7550
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Multilevel and Longitudinal Data Analysis, Latent Variable Modeling, Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, Health Disparities Research
Research Abstract
My primary research interest is to apply and develop appropriate statistical models to decipher complicated and massive data collected to solve challenging public health problems. In particular, I have been working in the field of translating evidence-based diabetes prevention and management interventions into large-scale public health practice among Native Americans and found many challenging and interesting problems while analyzing this type of data. In the past, I have provided statistical leadership and/or consulting to multiple federally funded studies focusing on reducing health disparities by implementing and evaluating community-based chronic disease prevention interventions designed for minority populations. My current research focuses on conducting multilevel data analysis and latent variable modelling of those intervention projects.
Publications
Selected Publications (from 70+)

Jiang, L., Beals, J., Whitesell, N.R., Roubideaux, Y., Manson, S.M. (2007). Association between Diabetes and Mental disorders in Two American Indian Reservation Communities. Diabetes Care, 30 (9): 2228-2229.

Jiang, L., Beals, J., Whitesell, N.R., Roubideaux, Y., Manson, S.M. (2008). Stress Burden and Diabetes in Two American Indian Reservation Communities. Diabetes Care, 31(3):427-429.

Jiang, L., Beals, J., Whitesell, N.R., Roubideaux, Y., Manson, S.M. (2009). Health Related Quality of Life and Help Seeking among American Indians with Diabetes and Hypertension. Quality of Life Research, 18(6):709-718.

Manson, S.M., Jiang, L., Zhang, L., Beals, J., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y. (2011). The Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Demonstration Project: Retaining American Indians and Alaska Natives in Cardiovascular Risk Reduction. The Gerontologist. 51 (supp 1): S21-S32.

Jiang, L., Beals, J., Zhang, L., Mitchell, C.M., Manson, S.M., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y. (2012) Latent Class Analysis of Stages of Change for Multiple Health Behaviors: Results from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention Demonstration Project. Prevention Science, 13(5):449-61.

Neumann, C.G., Jiang, L., Weiss, R.E., Grillenberger, M., Gewa, C.G., Siekmann, J.H., Murphy, S.P., Bwibo, N.O. (2013) Meat supplementation increases arm muscle area and physical activity in Kenyan School Children. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(7):1230-40.

Jiang, L., Manson, S.M., Beals, J., Henderson, W.G., Huang, H., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y. (2013) Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Results from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention Demonstration Project. Diabetes Care, 36(7): 2027-34

Ory, M. G., Ahn, S., Jiang, L., Smith, M. L., Ritter, P., Whitelaw, N., Lorig, K. (2013) Successes of a National Study of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Meeting the Triple Aim of Health Care Reform. Medical Care, 51(11):992-8.

Kaufman, C.E., Croy, C., Jiang, L., Beals, J. (2013) Depression in 2 American Indian Tribes: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 81(6):1040-51.

Sepah, C.S., Jiang, L., Peters, A.L. (2014) Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into an Online Social Network: Validation against CDC Standards. Diabetes Educator, 40(4): 435-443.

Moore, K., Jiang, L., Manson, S.M., Beals, J., Henderson, W.G., Pratte, K., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y. (2014) Case Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk among American Indians and Alaska Natives with Diabetes: Results from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Healthy Heart Demonstration Project. American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Public Health, 104(11):e158-164.

Jiang, L., Manson, S.M., Dill, E., Huang, H., Beals, J., Johnson, A., Acton, K.J., Roubideaux, Y. (2015) Participant and Site Characteristics Related to Participant Retention in a Diabetes Prevention Translational Project. Prevention Science, 16(1): 41-52.

Jiang, L., Huang, H., Johnson, A., Dill, E., Beals, J., Manson, S.M., Roubideaux, Y. (2015) Socioeconomic Disparities in Weight and Behavioral Outcomes among American Indians and Alaska Native Participants of a Lifestyle Intervention Project. Diabetes Care, 38(11):2090-9.

Jiang, L., Chen, S., Zhang, B., Beals, J., Mitchell, C.M., Manson, S.M., Roubideaux, Y. (2016) Longitudinal Patterns of Stages of Change for Exercise and Lifestyle Intervention Outcomes. Prevention Science, 17(3):398-409.

Arnold, M., Jiang, L., Stefanick, M.L., Johnson, K.C., Lane, D.S., Leblanc, E.S., Prentice, R., Rohan, T.E., Snively, B.M., Vitolins, M., Zaslavsky, O., Soerjomataram, I., Anton-Culver, H. (2016) Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity, and Cancer Risk in the Women’s Health Initiative: A Longitudinal Study from the United States. PLOS Medicine, 13(8):e1002081.

Nuyujukian, D.S., Beals, J., Huang, H., Johnson, A., Bullock A., Manson, S.M., Jiang, L. (2016) Sleep Duration and Diabetes Risk in American Indian and Alaska Native Participants of a Lifestyle Intervention Project. Sleep, 39(11):1919-1926.

Jiang, L., Chang, J., Beals, J., Bullock, A., Manson, S.M. (2018) Neighborhood characteristics and lifestyle intervention outcomes: Results from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. Preventive Medicine, 111: 216-224.

Jiang, L., Johnson, A., Pratte, K., Beals, J., Bullock, A., Manson, S.M. (2018) Long-term outcomes of lifestyle intervention to prevent diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Care, 41: 1462-1470.

Jiang, L., Chen, S., Beals, J., Siddique, J., Hamman, R.F., Bullock, A., Manson, S.M. (2019) Evaluating Community-Based Translational Interventions Using Historical Controls: Propensity Score vs. Disease Risk Score Approach. Prevention Science, in press.
Grants
R01AG061189, NIA, 2019-2024, "Dementia Epidemiology, Health service Utilization and Treatment Costs among American Indian and Alaska Native Elders", Role: Co-PI.
R21DK108187, NIDDK, 2016-2019, “Comparative Effectiveness Evaluation of a Diabetes Case Management Intervention in AI/AN Communities”, Role: PI.
HHS1236201000002C, Indian Health Service, 2013 - 2019, “Special Diabetes Program for Indians Demonstration Projects Coordinating Center", Role: PI of UCI subcontract
ADA #7-12-CT-36, American Diabetes Association, 2012-2016, "Multilevel analysis of the translational effects of lifestyle intervention among AI/ANs", Role: PI.
Last updated
04/24/2019