Zhao Helen Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-2631

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
Ph.D.University of Texas Medical BranchSocio-Epidemiology
M.A.Utah State UniversityMedical Sociology
B.S.Hua Zhong University of Science and TechnologyEnglish of Science & Technology

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
PostdoctoralSealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
The Association for Clinical Research Training Travel Award
The National Institute of Drug Abuse Health Disparity Conference Travel Award
The National Institute of Drug Abuse Women and Gender Junior Investigator Travel Award
National Institute on Aging, Participant in the Summer Institute for Aging Research Brookdale Foundation
Workshop Participant in “Taking the Next Step: Technical Assistance Workshop,” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania National Institute of Aging
Jeane B. Kempner Scholar Award, 1998–1999 School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch
Professional Conference Traveling AwardGraduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Sealy Center on Aging Graduate Student AwardUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
Presidential FellowshipUtah State University
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
College on Problems of Drug Dependence Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
American Statistical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2001
APHA Division of Substance Abuse Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2000
SER Division of Substance Abuse Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2000
American Public Health Association (APHA) Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1995
Population Association of America Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19951998
Society of Epidemiological Research in America (SER) Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1995
American Sociological Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19931997
AddictionProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
American Public Health Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Statistical Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Drug and Alcohol Dependence Professional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Ethnicity & Disease Professional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Aging and HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Preventive Medicine Professional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Social Science and MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Society for Epidemiologic Research Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
The International Journal of Aging and Human DevelopmentProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalInternational
The International Women's and Children's Health and Gender group Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Sobriety
    Glen, J., Wu, Z.H. Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
  • Women’s Health Scholarship from Critique to Assertion
    McBride, A.B., McBride, W.L. Reframing Women’s Health: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice

Dissertations

  • The Influence of Surgeons’ Characteristics on Treatment Recommendation for Older Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer
    Wu, Z.H. University of Michigan: University Microfilms International

Other

  • The Boundary of Science and Preference: Practice Variation as Vice or Virtue?
    Greer, A., Wu, Z.H., Freeman, J.L., Goodwin, J.S. Systems Science in Health Care 152-155
  • What Role do Patient Concerns Play in Surgeon Recommendations for Type of Breast Cancer Surgery?
    Wu, Z.H., Greer, A., Freeman, J., Goodwin, J. Systems Science in Health Care 147-151
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Implementation of Metabolic Monitoring in the Psychiatric ClinicsPosterAmerican College of Neuropsychopharmacology2013Hollywood, Florida
Time Course of Stress and Illicit Drug Use Among Low Income Women from Pre-Pregnancy to PostpartumPosterAmerican Public Health Association2013Boston, Massachusetts
Evaluating Compliance with Alcohol Industry Self-Regulation Codes for Responsible Advertising in ChinaPosterResearch Society on Alcoholism 2013Orlando, Florida
Differential Life Outlook After Experiencing a Natural Disaster (Hurricane Ike) Among Low Income Women with a Diverse Racial/Ethnic Background in the Southeast TexasTalkAmerican Public Health Association2013Boston, Massachusetts
Proactive Participation of AAPI Adolescents in Science to Eliminate Substance Use DisordersPosterSummit on the Science of Eliminating Health Disparities2012Washington, DC
Antipsychotic Use and Cardiometabolic Health: A Quality Improvement Project Led by Psychiatry ResidentsPosterNeuroscience Education Institute Congress2012
Stress, Drug Use, Self-Control and Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Low Income WomenPosterSociety of Behavioral Medicine2011Washington, DC
Population Norms Underestimate Rates of Small for Gestational Age Neonates in High Risk Pregnancies Compared to Customized Growth NormsPosterSociety of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2011San Francisco, California
Relationship Between Fetal Growth Evaluated by a Customized versus Population Approach and Adverse Pregnancy OutcomesPosterSociety of Maternal Fetal Medicine 2011San Francisco, California
Acculturation and Intimate Partner Violence among Hispanic WomenPosterAmerican Public Health Association2010Denver, Colorado
Physiological Stress Profile by Different Types of Stress Exposures in Young, Low-Income WomenPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2010Scottsdale, Arizona
Impact of Types of Childhood Trauma on Intimate Partner Violence in Young, Low Income WomenTalkNational Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan2010Dallas, Texas
Effect of Specific Abuse Types on Women’s Mental Health and Substance UsePosterAssociation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies2010San Francisco, California
Ethnic Differences of Stress and Substance UseTalkCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence 2009Reno, Nevada
High Risk Sexual Behavior Among Young Women with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)PosterAmerican Public Health Association2009Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ethnic Differences of Stress and Substance UseTalkCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence 2009Reno, Nevada
Acculturation and Prescription Drug Use/ Abuse among Hispanic WomenPosterGalveston Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses and Houston Area Nurse Prac2009League City, Texas
Acculturation and Prescription Drug Use/ Abuse among Hispanic WomenPosterFamily Research Consortium V2009New Haven, Connecticut
Smoking in PregnancyTalkTexas Wellness and Smoking Policy Symposium2008Houston, Texas
Stress, Health Related Quality of Life and DSM-IV Substance Abuse and Dependence in Young, Low-Income WomenPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2008San Juan, Puerto Rico
Smoking in PregnancyTalkTexas Wellness and Smoking Policy Symposium2008Houston, Texas
Stressed-Out; Maxed-Out; Looking for Solace: Stress and Substance use Among Poor Young WomenTalkDepartment of Epidemiology, Michigan State University2008
Stressed-Out; Maxed-Out; Looking for Solace: Stress and Substance use Among Poor Young WomenTalkDepartment of Epidemiology, Tulane University2008New Orleans, Louisiana
My Ups and Downs of R01 and K01 Submission and ResubmissionTalkBoston College Graduate School of Social Work 2008Boston, Massachusetts
Acculturation and Prescription Drug Use/ Abuse among Hispanic Women: A Literature ReviewPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2008San Juan, Puerto Rico
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Alcohol Treatment Utilization in the U.S.TalkWorld Psychiatric Association2007Shanghai, China
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Alcohol Treatment Utilization in the U.S.: Results from the 2001-2002 NESARCTalkWorld Psychiatric Association2007Shanghai, China
Effect of Stress on Drug use ProgressionTalkDivision of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University2007New Haven, Connecticut
Secondary Data AnalysisTalkGuangdong Women and Children Hospital2007Guangzhou, P.R. of China
Substance Use and Related Risk Factors Among Young American women with Low IncomeTalkGuangdong Women and Children Hospital2007Guangzhou, P.R. of China
Ethnic Variation in Contextual Determinants of Social-Behavioral Causes of Death: An Investigation Using Geocoded Vital RecordsTalkAmerican Public Health Association2006Boston, Massachusetts
Ethnic Variation in Contextual Determinants of Social-Behavioral Causes of Death: An Investigation Using Geocoded Vital RecordsTalkAmerican Public Health Association2006Boston, Massachusetts
Ecstasy and Other Illicit Drug use Among Young, Low-Income WomenTalkDepartment of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology2006Charleston, South Carolina
Neighborhood Variation in Racial and Gender Disparities in Substance-Use MortalityPosterAmerican Public Health Association2006Boston, Massachusetts
General Health Status & Symptoms among Ecstasy Users and Other Illicit Drug UsersPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2006Scottsdale, Arizona
Differential Risks in the Use of Ecstasy and Other Illicit Drugs by Ethnicity/Racial Status and Types of Drugs Among Young, Low-Income WomenPosterNational Institute on Drug Abuse Health Disparity Conference2005Atlanta, Georgia
Contextual Influences on Ecstasy Use Among Young, Low Income WomenPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2005Orlando, Florida
Stress, Sex, and Use of Ecstasy and Other Drugs Among Young Disadvantaged Women: An Untangled TriangleTalkAmerican Public Health Association2004Washington, DC
Stress, Sex, and use of Ecstasy and Other Drugs Among Young Disadvantaged Women: An Untangled TriangleTalkAmerican Public Health Association 2004Washington, DC
Contextual Influences on Polydrug Use among Young, Low Income Women: Effects of Neighborhood and Personal NetworksPosterAmerican Public Health Association2004Washington, DC
Profiling Problem Behaviors among Young, Female Ecstasy Users of Low IncomePosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2004San Juan, Puerto Rico
Individual and Neighborhood-Level Predictors of Drug Use in Low-Income WomenPosterCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence2004San Juan, Puerto Rico
Determinants of Ecstasy Use Among Young, Low Income WomenTalkCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence 2003Bal Harbor, Florida
Determinants of Ecstasy use Among Young, Low Income WomenTalkCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence 2003Bal Harbor, Florida
Ecstasy Use by Young, Low Income WomenTalkNational Institute of Drug Abuse REACT 2003Rockville, Maryland
Risk Factors of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Sexually Active Adolescent Girls: Implications to Reduce Future ReinfectionsPosterSociety for Epidemiologic Research2002Palm Desert, California
Club Drug Use in Young, Low Income WomenLectureDepartment of Psychiatry, Washington University2001St. Louis, Missouri
A Profile of Adolescent Females with a History of Sexual Abuse by Race/Ethnicity and Relationship to Perpetrator: Environment, Risk Behaviors, and Health OutcomePosterCongress of Epidemiology2001Toronto, Canada
What Role do Patient Concerns Play in Surgeon Recommendations for Type of Breast Cancer Surgery? TalkInternational Conference on Systems Science in Health Care2000Budapest, Hungary
The Boundary of Science and Preference: Practice Variation as Vice or Virtue?TalkInternational Conference on Systems Science in Health Care2000Budapest, Hungary
Characteristics of Surgeons’ and Treatment RecommendationTalkDepartment of Epidemiology, University of Utah2000Salt Lake City, Utah
What Role do Patient Concerns Play in Surgeon Recommendations for Type of Breast Cancer Surgery? TalkInternational Conference on Systems Science in Health Care2000Budapest, Hungary
The Boundary of Science and Preference: Practice Variation as Vice or Virtue?TalkInternational Conference on Systems Science in Health Care2000Budapest, Hungary
Lack of Cancer Screening and Related Factors Among Older Mexican American Women: Results from Hispanic EPESE SurveyPosterGerontological Society of America2000Washington, DC
Establishment of a Telemedicine Program for Bronchial Asthma: Preliminary ReportPosterAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology2000San Diego, California
How do Characteristics of Surgeons and Attitudes of Older Patients Influence Surgical Treatment Recommendation? PosterAssociation of Health Services Research1999Chicago, Illinois
The Influence of Surgeons’ Characteristics on Treatment and Outcomes in Older Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast CancerPosterNational Institute on Aging1998Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Elderly and Breast Cancer: Impact of Patient Characteristics and Communication Patterns on Time to SurgeryPosterAmerican College of Epidemiology1998San Francisco, California
Gender Differences in Health Related Quality of Life and Needs for Community Services among Chinese ElderlyPosterPopulation Association of America1997Washington, DC
Social Contacts, Socioeconomic Status, and Health Status of Older MalaysiansPosterPopulation Association of America1996New Orleans, Louisiana
Determinants of Physician Visits among Adults Who Live on Farms in the United StatesPosterRural Sociology Association1993Orlando, Florida
Gender Inequalities in Household Decisions by the Elderly in People's Republic of ChinaPosterAmerican Sociological Association1993Miami, Florida