Yan "Alicia" Hong, Ph.D.

Yan "Alicia" Hong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Director of the Program on Global Health Research

Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Education and Training

  • BA in English, Xiamen University, China
  • MAA in Medical Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park
  • PhD in Health Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Courses Taught

  • HPCH 642: mHealth: mobile technologies for public health (offered every fall)
  • HPCH 611: Public Health intervention (offered every spring)
  • HPCH 636/PHLT470: Study abroad in China (offered every other summer)
  • HPCH 639: HIV/AIDS: A public health issue
  • Directed research credit courses available upon request.

Research Interests

A. mHealth/eHealth behavior and policy:

  • Application and scale-up of low-cost mHealth tools in behavioral intervention
  • Relationship of digital divide and health disparities, “meaningful use” of HealthIT
  • Health communication in the era of mobile technology and new social media

B. Behavioral intervention of HIV/STI, gender-based violence, medication adherence.

C. Culturally appropriate measurement of psychosocial and health outcomes.