Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Logo
Apply to SIUE

School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Education

Dr. Huaibo Xin

Associate Professor

( e-mail)

Education: Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) with a major concentration in Community Health and a minor in Educational Research Methodology, Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness with Vulnerable Populations (e.g., refugees), Biostatistics, and Program Evaluation, GIS Mapping


VC, Room 1024


About Dr. Xin

Dr. Xin joined the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at SIUE in Fall, 2011. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Clinical Medicine from the Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, China. She practiced medicine both in psychiatry and internal medicine in China for years. In 2007, she received her master's degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Department of Public Health Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In 2011, she received her doctoral degree in Public Health (DrPH) from the same department. Her dissertation focused on examining individual, family, and community resilience to a natural disaster among Vietnamese refugees in North Carolina by using an ethnographic approach.

Dr. Xin's research interest is working with vulnerable populations on their mental health disparities. For example, she has been conducting studies with multiethnic international refugee groups. The goal is to reduce their vulnerabilities to mental disorders including disaster mental disorders within a social-ecological domain, and increase their access to mental health care. . In addition, she has been actively involved in health-related program evaluation by using community-based participatory research/evaluation methodology. Her research studies have been presented at both national and international conferences. Recently, she is a professional member of the American Public Health Association, American Evaluation Association, Mental Health America, and Association of Refugee Service Professionals.

Dr. Xin currently teaches Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics (HED 455),Emotional Health and Stress Management (HED 462), Introduction to Public Health (HED 355), and Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control (HED 360).

Representative Publications:

  • Xin, H., Bailey, R., Jiang, W., Aronson, R., & Strack, R. (2011). A pilot intervention for promoting multiethnic adult refugee groups' mental health: A descriptive paper. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 9(3), p.291-303.
facebookoff twitteroff vineoff linkedinoff flickeroff instagramoff googleplusoff tumblroff socialoff