Suhang Song

Health Policy & Management
Assistant Professor

Health Policy & Management

  • PhD, School of Public Health, Peking University, Social Medicine and Health Management
Areas of Expertise

Dr. Song’s areas of expertise focus on health disparities, health policy, health economics, health system, non-communicable diseases, and cognitive aging.

  • Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Preventive Medicine
  • China Health Policy and Management Society (US-based)
  • Academy Health
Course Instruction
  • HPAM 8850 Economic Evaluation Methods in Health
  • HPAM 3500E Introduction to Healthcare Management
Research Interests

Addressing disparities in cognitive aging by modifiable risk factors and policy levers.

Selected Publications

Song, S., Gaynor, A.M., Cruz, E., Lee, S., Gazes, Y., Habeck, C., Stern, Y., Gu, Y. (2022). Mediterranean diet and white matter hyperintensity change over time in cognitively intact adults. Nutrients, 14: 3664.

Song, S., Zang, S., Zhai, Z., Lin, L., Francis, M., Hou, Z. (2022). Willingness and uptake of the COVID-19 testing and vaccination in urban China during the low-risk period: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 22(1):556.

Song, S., Kucik, J. (2022). Trends in impact of Medicaid expansion on use of clinical preventive services. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 62(5):752-762.

Song, S., Stern, Y., Gu, Y. (2021). Modifiable lifestyle factors and cognitive reserve: a systematic review of current evidence. Ageing Research Reviews, 74:101551.

Song, S., Kucik, J. (2021). Trends in utilization of recommended clinical preventive services, 2011–2019. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 61(2):149–157.

Song, S., Duan, Y., Huang, J., Wong, M., Chen, H., Trisolini, M., Labresh, K., Smith, S., Jin, Y., Zheng, Z. (2021). Socioeconomic inequalities in premature cancer mortality among US counties during 1999 to 2018. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 30(7):1375–1386.

Hou, Z.*, Song, S.*, Du, F., Shi, L., Zhang, D., Lin, L., Yu, H. (2021). Influence of the COVID-19 epidemic on prevention and vaccination behaviors among Chinese children and adolescents: results from an online survey. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(5):e26372. (*Co-first author)

Song, S., Ma, G., Trisolini, M., Labresh, K., Smith, S., Jin, Y., Zheng, Z. (2021). Evaluation of between-county disparities in premature mortality due to stroke in the US. JAMA network open, 4(5): e214488-e214488.

Song, S., White, A., Kucik, J. (2021). Use of selected recommended clinical preventive services — Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2018. MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report, 70:461–466.

Song, S., Trisolini, M., Labresh, K., Smith, S., Jin, Y., Zheng, Z. (2020). Factors associated with county-level variation in non-communicable disease premature mortality in the United States, 1999-2017. JAMA network open, 3(2): e200241-e200241.

Song, S., Yuan, B., Zhang, L., Cheng, G., Zhu, W., Hou, Z., He, L., Ma, X., Meng, Q. (2019). Increased inequalities in health resource and access to health care in rural China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(1), 49.

Song, S., Ma, X., Zhang, L., Yuan, B., Meng, Q. (2018). Precision targeting for more equitable distribution of health professionals in rural China. Health Policy and Planning, 33(7):821-827.