Juan Xi, Ph.D.

Juan Xi, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Sociology
Office: Olin 252
Phone: (330) 972-7995
Email: jx@uakron.edu
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Ph.D. Medical Sociology (2006) from The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Accomplishments

Dr. Juan Xi has published 25 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters. Dr. Xi’s research focuses on health, well-being and migration. In her recent research, she takes a mind-body-spiritual holistic approach to investigate health behavior and well-being. 


  1. Xi, Matthew Lee, William LeSuer, Peter Barr, Katherine Newton, and Margaret Poloma. Forthcoming. “Altruism and Existential Well-Being.” Applied Research in Quality of Life DOI 10.1007/s11482-016-9453-z
  2. Xi, Juan. 2016. “Types of Integration and Depressive Symptoms: A Latent Class Analysis on the Resettled Population for the Three Gorges Dam Project, China.” Social Science & Medicine. 157:78-86.
  3. Xi, Juan, Baffour Takyi, and Enoch Lamptey. 2015. “Are Recent Immigrants Bigger than Earlier Ones at Their Arrival? Cohort Variation in Initial BMI among US Immigrants, 1989-2010.” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 17:1854-62.
  4. Cao, Yue, Nicole DiPiro, Juan Xi, and James S. Krause. 2014. “Unmet Expectations of Adjustment and Depressive Symptoms among People with Chronic Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.” Rehabilitation Psychology. 59 (3) 313-320.
  5. Wasserman, Jason, Richard Suminski, Juan Xi, Carlene Mayfield, Alan Glaros, and Richard Magie. 2014. “A Multi-level Analysis Showing Associations between School Neighborhood and Child Body Mass Index.” International Journal of Obesity.38:912-18.
  6. Elman, Cheryl, Linda Wray, and Juan Xi. 2013. “Fundamental Resource Dis/advantages, Youth Health and Adult Educational Outcomes.” Social Science Research 43: 108-126.
  7. Xi, Juan.2013. “English Fluency of the U.S. Immigrants: Assimilation Effects, Cohort Variations, and Periodical Changes.” Social Science Research 42:1109-1121.
  8. Xi, Juan, Sean-Shong Hwang, and Patricia Drentea. 2013. “Experiencing a Forced Relocation at Different Life Stages: the Effects of China’s Three-Gorges Project-Induced Relocation on Depression” Society and Mental Health. 3: 69-76.
  9. Cao,Yue, Sean-Shong Hwang, and Juan Xi. 2012. “Project-Induced Displacement, Secondary Stressors, and Health.” Social Science and Medicine 72:1130-38.
  10. Jun Ye, Juan Xi & Richard L. Einsporn. 2018. “Functional principal component analysis in age–period–cohort analysis of body mass index data by gender and ethnicity.” Journal of Applied Statistics 45(5) 901-917.
  11. XiJuan. Matthew Lee, William LeSuer, Peter Barr, Katherine Newton, and Margaret Poloma. 2017. “Altruism and Existential Well-Being.” Applied Research in Quality of Life 12:67-88.



Ph.D. Medical Sociology (2006) from The University of Alabama at Birmingham


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