Research in China

China Initiatives

Project 1: Chinese Youth Substance Use & Behavioral Health (CYS): A Feasibility Study (2019-2020; Beijing, Tianjin, Nanchang, Jiangxi, and Lanzhou, Gansu, China)

In collaboration with Tianjin Normal University, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Renmin University of China, and Northwest University for Nationalities, GCAHR will facilitate needs assessment among adolescents in Beijing, Tianjin, Nanchang, and Lanzhou to assess youth norms, behaviors, and attitudes related to substance use. The goal of this project is to understand the attitudes, norms and behaviors of adolescents in these cities to help inform a future effective and evidence-based prevention intervention for this age group.  After the needs assessment, the research team will implement and test the efficacy of the keepin’ it REAL school-based drug prevention program. This efficacy trial of keepin’ it REAL will help inform potential cultural adaptations of the program, and assess whether desired outcomes of the program are related to the social-emotional well-being of youth participants in China.

China Project sites

Note: Star denotes our project site in Mainland China.

 

Research Team: 

United States:

Dr. Flavio Marsiglia (Regents' Professor & GCAHR Director)

Dr. Shiyou Wu  (PI; Assistant Director for China Initiatives, GCAHR)

Dr. Binyu Zhu (Project Assistant; Visiting Scholar at GCAHR)

Ms. Yun Chen (Project Assistant; Social Work PhD student at University of Michigan)

Dr. Stephanie Ayers (Associate Director of Research, GCAHR)

 

China:

  • Beijing:

Dr. Yuhong Zhu (Co-I: Renmin University of China)

Collecting data in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Qingdao (n = 1200)

Beijing

 

  • Tianjin:

Dr. Jie Wu (Co-I: Tianjin Normal University)

Mr. Jiawei Zhao (Research Assistant; Master student at TNU)

Collecting data in Tianjin (n = 450)

CSWE Program Participants 2017

[Colleagues from TNU Visited GCAHR in 2017]

 

  • Nanchang, Jiangxi

Dr. Guohe Jiang (Co-I: Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Dr. Yang Wu (Co-I: Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Collecting data in Nanchang (n = 450)

[Data collection -- Nanchang, Jiangxi Site]

 

  • Lanzhou, Gansu

Prof. Lin Zhang (Co-I: Northwest University for Nationalities)

Collecting data in Lanzhou (n = 450)

Lanzhouc

Lanzhou2

[Data collection -- Lanzhou, Gansu Site]

 

Project 2: Substance Use Prevalence and Prevention Interventions among Youth in China: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis (2019-2020)

Research Team:

Dr. Shiyou Wu  (PI; Assistant Director for China Initiatives, GCAHR)

Dr. Binyu Zhu (Project Assistant; Visiting Scholar at GCAHR)

Ms. Yun Chen (Project Assistant; Social Work PhD student at University of Michigan)

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China U.S

[Background Information of China]