• Dr. Ling Na is an Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Population Health. Dr. Na received her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied Communication, especially Health Communication, as a quantitative social scientist. She subsequently completed her postdoctoral training in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research. Her research has appeared in top-rated medical and social science journals such as Social Science & Medicine, BMC Health Services Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Disability & Health Journal, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, Western Journal of Communication, and Health Communication. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Toledo, Dr. Na worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a biostatistician working on real world patient data and clinical trial designs in oncology medication.

    Dr. Na's research focuses on the health of vulnerable populations. She has published studies on medical and psychosocial needs of cancer patients, health outcomes and resource utilization among older adults with disability in the US, environmental barriers and coping strategies of Chinese persons living with hepatitis B, social support for African American HIV/AIDS survivors, and psychosocial well-being of different demographic groups in Canada.

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  • Ling Na


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