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Tufts Public Health

Wenhui Feng

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Wenhui Feng

Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Public Health

Campus: Boston

Biography

Dr. Feng’s research applies policy analysis to a variety of health policies. She primarily focuses on obesity-related policies, including menu labeling, active transportation, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She also examines the generosity of the health and social safety net, including the relationship between program generosity and health outcomes. Her current work is to evaluate local health departments’ role in shaping a system that supports healthy behaviors, and how to better leverage local health departments to improve health policies.

Education

  • PhD, Public Administration and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY
  • MPP, Policy Analysis, Arizona State University
  • BMS, Public Administration, South China University of Technology

Research synopsis

  • Health system and policy
  • Obesity policy
  • Local health department
  • Policy evaluation and causal inferences

Publications

Fox, A., Feng, W., Stazyk, E. (Forthcoming) Administrative Easing: Rule Reduction and Medicaid Enrollment. Public Administration Review

Fox, A., Feng, W., Asal, V. (2019) What is Driving Global Obesity Trends? Globalization or “Modernization”? Globalization and Health 15:32 doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0457-y

Feng, W., & Fox, A. (2018). Menu labels, for better, and worse? Exploring socio-economic and race-ethnic differences in menu label use in a national sample. Appetite, 128223-232. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.06.015

Gasco-Hernandez, M., Feng, W., & Gil-Garcia, J. R. (2018). Providing Public Value through Data Sharing: Understanding Critical Factors of Food Traceability for Local Farms and Institutional Buyers. doi:10.24251/HICSS.2018.285 (Refereed conference proceeding)

Johnson, B., Tesoriero, J., Feng, W., Qian, F., Martin, E.G. (2017). Cost Analysis and Performance Assessment of Delivering Integrated Partner Services for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in New York State. Health Services Research, Special Issue: Public Health Services and Economics. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12748

Fox, A., Feng, W., Yumkham, R. (2017). Political Ideology, Policies and Health Behaviors: The Case of Tobacco. Social Science & Medicine, 181139-147. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.03.056

Martin, E.G., Feng, W., Qian, F., Johnson, B. (2017). Delivering partner services to reduce transmission and promote linkage to care: process outcomes varied for chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis cases. Journal Of Public Health Management And Practice, 23(3), 242-246. doi:10.1097/PHH.0000000000000351