Wenhua Lu, PhD

Assistant Medical Professor, Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine

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MA, English Language and Literature/Letters
Beijing International Studies University

MS, Science and Technology Journalism
Texas A&M University

PhD, Health Teacher Education
Texas A&M University

Dr. Wenhua Lu is an Assistant Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine at CUNY School of Medicine. Dr. Lu’s research centers around adolescent health and healthcare disparities, with a focus on minority and underserved populations. In particular, Dr. Lu is interested in understanding and intervening on behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence minority and underserved adolescents’ health risk behaviors (e.g., unhealthy food purchase), negative health consequences (e.g., adolescent depression, childhood obesity), and unmet needs for healthcare services. Dr. Lu’s research spans three major areas: minority adolescent mental health and healthcare disparities, childhood obesity prevention and interventions, and youth civic engagement.