Ming Wen

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Residential racial composition and black-white obesity risks: differential effects of neighborhood social and built environment
    Kelin Li
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:626-42. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic status and BMI differences by immigrant and legal status: evidence from Utah
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, United States Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 12:120-31. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-immigrant disparities in total and abdominal obesity in the US
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:807-18. 2013
  4. pmc Spatial disparities in the distribution of parks and green spaces in the USA
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S18-27. 2013
  5. pmc The built environment and risk of obesity in the United States: racial-ethnic disparities
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
    Health Place 18:1314-22. 2012
  6. pmc Sex and ethnic differences in validity of self-reported adult height, weight and body mass index
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:72-8. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Child development in rural China: children left behind by their migrant parents and children of nonmigrant families
    Ming Wen
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Child Dev 83:120-36. 2012
  8. pmc The effects of childhood, adult, and community socioeconomic conditions on health and mortality among older adults in China
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Demography 48:153-81. 2011
  9. pmc Latino residential isolation and the risk of obesity in Utah: the role of neighborhood socioeconomic, built-environmental, and subcultural context
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:1134-41. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Poverty, affluence, and income inequality: neighborhood economic structure and its implications for health
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 3805 1530E RM30, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:843-60. 2003

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Residential racial composition and black-white obesity risks: differential effects of neighborhood social and built environment
    Kelin Li
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 11:626-42. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint Neighborhood socioeconomic status and BMI differences by immigrant and legal status: evidence from Utah
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, United States Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 12:120-31. 2014
    ..We interpret these findings in terms of processes of acculturation among immigrant men and women. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Ethnic-immigrant disparities in total and abdominal obesity in the US
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Am J Health Behav 37:807-18. 2013
    ..To examine sex-specific disparities in total and abdominal obesity prevalence across 6 ethnic-immigrant groups and explore whether the observed differences were attributable to diet and physical activity (PA)...
  4. pmc Spatial disparities in the distribution of parks and green spaces in the USA
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Ann Behav Med 45:S18-27. 2013
    ..Little national evidence is available on spatial disparities in distributions of parks and green spaces in the USA...
  5. pmc The built environment and risk of obesity in the United States: racial-ethnic disparities
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
    Health Place 18:1314-22. 2012
    ..Neighborhood walkability, density, and distance to parks are significant covariates of obesity risks net of individual and neighborhood controls. Gender differences are found for some of these associations...
  6. pmc Sex and ethnic differences in validity of self-reported adult height, weight and body mass index
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:72-8. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint Child development in rural China: children left behind by their migrant parents and children of nonmigrant families
    Ming Wen
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Child Dev 83:120-36. 2012
    ..These influences largely remain constant for the sampled children regardless of their parents' migrant status...
  8. pmc The effects of childhood, adult, and community socioeconomic conditions on health and mortality among older adults in China
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Demography 48:153-81. 2011
    ..We discuss our findings in the context of the life course and ecological perspective, emphasizing that human development is influenced by a nexus of social experiences that impact individuals throughout life...
  9. pmc Latino residential isolation and the risk of obesity in Utah: the role of neighborhood socioeconomic, built-environmental, and subcultural context
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:1134-41. 2011
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  10. ncbi request reprint Poverty, affluence, and income inequality: neighborhood economic structure and its implications for health
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 3805 1530E RM30, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:843-60. 2003
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  11. doi request reprint Neighborhood effects on health among migrants and natives in Shanghai, China
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0250, USA
    Health Place 16:452-60. 2010
    ..Relative to SES indicators, perceived loneliness and stress are more directly associated with health. Study limitations and future research direction are discussed in the end...
  12. doi request reprint Contextual effects of built and social environments of urban neighborhoods on exercise: a multilevel study in Chicago
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Am J Health Promot 23:247-54. 2009
    ..Examine the contextual effects of neighborhood built and social environments on exercise...
  13. doi request reprint Social contexts of regular smoking in adolescence: towards a multidimensional ecological model
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
    J Adolesc 32:671-92. 2009
    ..An ecological model incorporating multiple social systems seems more fruitful than single-system models to reveal etiology of adolescent smoking...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of specific aspects of community social environment on the mortality of individuals diagnosed with serious illness
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, 380 S 1530 E RM 301, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0250, USA
    Soc Sci Med 61:1119-34. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint Objective and perceived neighborhood environment, individual SES and psychosocial factors, and self-rated health: an analysis of older adults in Cook County, Illinois
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0250, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:2575-90. 2006
    ..In sum, the research supports a model in which the effects of neighborhood SES on self-rated health act through sequential pathways of individual SES, perceptions of neighborhood quality, and psychosocial status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective effect of community distress and subcultural orientation on mortality following life-threatening diseases in later life
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 0250, USA
    Sociol Health Illn 28:558-82. 2006
    ..The social, economic, physical and cultural environment in which people live appears to exert a significant impact on whether older people facing life-threatening illness live or die...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in general health status and limiting health conditions among American children: parental reports in the 1999 national survey of America's families
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Ethn Health 12:401-22. 2007
    ..Two child health outcomes, including parent-rated health and limiting health condition, are examined. The analysis is stratified into three age groups: age 0-5, age 6-11, and age 12-17...
  18. pmc Walking for transportation or leisure: what difference does the neighborhood make?
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake, UT, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1674-80. 2007
    ..Patients are often advised to initiate a physical activity program by walking for transportation or leisure. This study explored whether neighborhood factors beyond the individual might affect compliance...
  19. ncbi request reprint Explaining variation in health status across space and time: implications for racial and ethnic disparities in self-rated health
    Christopher R Browning
    Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, 300 Bricker Hall, 190 N Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:1221-35. 2003
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  20. pmc Neighborhood effects on posthospitalization mortality: a population-based cohort study of the elderly in Chicago
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1108-27. 2005
    ..Place of residence is associated with health outcomes...
  21. ncbi request reprint Community and child energy balance: differential associations between neighborhood environment and overweight risk by gender
    Lori Kowaleski-Jones
    a Department of Sociology, Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 23:434-45. 2013
    ..Boys' risk of overweight is associated with living in rural areas. These findings point to the importance of examining environmental aspects of child risk of overweight...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and mortality among middle-aged and older adults in the United States
    Ming Wen
    Dept of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    J Phys Act Health 11:303-12. 2014
    ..Evidence is scant on the relative and independent merits of leisure-time (LTPA) versus non-leisure-time (NLTPA) activities and how the PA-mortality link may vary across racial-ethnic-gender groups...
  23. doi request reprint Air pollution shortens life expectancy and health expectancy for older adults: the case of China
    Ming Wen
    Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:1219-29. 2012
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  24. pmc A multi-level analysis of urban/rural and socioeconomic differences in functional health status transition among older Chinese
    Zachary Zimmer
    University of Utah, Institute of Public and International Affairs and Department of Sociology, 260 S Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States
    Soc Sci Med 71:559-67. 2010
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  25. ncbi request reprint Walking or dancing: patterns of physical activity by cross-sectional age among U.S. women
    Jessie X Fan
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Aging Health 25:1182-203. 2013
    ..To identify age differences in physical activity (PA) participation for women...
  26. pmc Cross-border utilization of health care: evidence from a population-based study in south Texas
    Dejun Su
    Department of Sociology, University of Texas Pan American, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX 78541, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:859-76. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence of health care utilization in Mexico by Texas border residents and to identify the main contributing factors to their cross-border utilization of health care services...
  27. ncbi request reprint Racial disparities in self-rated health at older ages: what difference does the neighborhood make?
    Kathleen A Cagney
    Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago, 5841 S Maryland Ave, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 60:S181-90. 2005
    ..We ask whether neighborhood social and economic resources help to explain the self-reported health differential between African Americans and Whites...
  28. ncbi request reprint Immigrant perceptions of discrimination in health care: the California Health Interview Survey 2003
    Diane S Lauderdale
    Department of Health Studies University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Med Care 44:914-20. 2006
    ..Previous research about discrimination has focused on race/ethnicity. Because immigrants are clustered in certain racial and ethnic groups, failure to consider immigration status could distort race/ethnicity effects...
  29. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine among advanced cancer patients enrolled on phase I trials: a study of prognosis, quality of life, and preferences for decision making
    Fay J Hlubocky
    Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology Oncology, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The Cancer Research Center, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:548-54. 2007
    ..We sought to describe complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) usage among phase I trial participants and to describe these patients' treatment decision-making preferences, awareness of prognosis, survival, and quality of life...

Research Grants2

  1. The Effects of Community Social and Built Environment on Physical Activity
    Ming Wen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..environment and social environment at the community level?; and 5) How are the above relationships sensitive to geographic aggregation levels of community? What are the most appropriate aggregation levels relevant to physical activity? ..
  2. Neighborhood Built and Social Environment and Physical Activity and Weight Status
    Ming Wen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Given the rising tide of the obesity epidemic in the United States, research, strategies and programs for weight maintenance and weight reduction have become a high public health priority in the recent decade. ..