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Silver School of Social Work New York University

1 Washington Square N, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212-992-6215

w.lu@nyu.edu

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University, College Station 2014 Ph.D. in Health Education

 Cognate: Advanced Research Methods Certificate (12 credit hours of advanced statistics)

 Dissertation: Examining the Influence of Psychological Characteristics on Children’s Active Commuting to School Using Theoretical Perspectives

Chairs: E. Lisako J. McKyer, Ph.D., M.P.H. & Chanam Lee, Ph.D., M.L.A.

Texas A&M University, College Station 2011 M.S. in Science and Technology Journalism

Advisor: Barbara Gastel, M.D., M.P.H.

Beijing International Studies University, China 2009 M.A. in English Language and Literature

Advisor: Fusheng Li, MA

Shandong University, China 2003 B.A. in English Language and Literature

RESEARCH INTERSTS

Child and adolescent mental health care; Health disparities; School health; Child and adolescent health behaviors & outcomes; Environment & health; Quantitative research methods

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Silver School of Social Work, NYU 2014 – Present Research Assistant Professor

 Conducting research on child and adolescent mental health services and intervention research.

 Course preparation: Quantitative Research Methods course to graduate students.

Transdisciplinary Center for Health Equity Research (TCHER) 2012 – 2014 Department of Health & Kinesiology, TAMU

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

 Designed and implemented student enrichment activities for undergraduate course HLTH 485 (Directed Studies).

 Supervised and mentored undergraduates and junior graduate students specific to TCHER research activities.

 Guided undergraduates in preparing abstracts and poster presentations for Student

Research Week.

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Lu CV Page 2 of 7 Children and Adolescents Health Research Lab (CAHRL) 2011 – 2012 Department of Health & Kinesiology, TAMU

Research Assistant

 Provided support for the School Wellness and Advocacy Project (SWAAP) Project

 Supervised graduate and undergraduate students for research activities.

 Assisted PI in ensuring proper adherence to research & IRB protocols.

College of Veterinary Medicine, TAMU 2009 – 2011 Teaching Assistant: Biomedical Writing I&II (6 semesters)

 Provided feedback to undergraduates’ writing assignments.

 Assisted lecturers in preparing and organizing classes.

FUNDED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Increasing School Mental Health Outcomes among Depressed, Black Adolescents Involved in an Evidence-Based Intervention Program

2014 – Present Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation. (PI: Michael A. Lindsey, Silver School of Social Work, New York University).

Role: Postdoctoral research fellow

 Conducting data analysis, interpretation for dissemination purposes.

 Preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal articles using data from the project.

 Grant preparation.

 Presenting findings at conferences and other meetings.

Targeted Intervention to Increase Mental Health Treatment among Depressed Black Adolescents

2014 – Present Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health. (PI: Michael A. Lindsey, Silver School of Social Work, New York University).

Role: Postdoctoral research fellow

 Conducting data analysis, interpretation for dissemination purposes.

 Preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal articles using data from the project.

 Grant preparation.

 Presenting findings at conferences and other meetings.

Texas Childhood Obesity Prevention Policy Evaluation (T-COPPE) 2012 – 2014 Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project examines the impact of two key childhood obesity prevention policies in Texas: the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program and an important rule revision to the federal food allocation package administered by the Texas WIC program (PIs:

Deanna Hoelscher, University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus and Marcia Ory, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health).

Role: Graduate Research Assistant

 Participated in administrative activities and meetings related to data all aspects of the study.

 Conducted data analysis, interpretation for dissemination purposes.

 Prepared manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal articles using data from the project.

 Presented findings at conferences and other meetings.

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Lu CV Page 3 of 7 School Wellness and Advocacy Project (SWAAP) 2011 – 2014 Sponsor: National Institute for Minority Health & Health Disparities. The goal of SWAAP was to test a culturally tailored childhood obesity intervention targeting rural minority parents of school- age children.

Role: Lead Graduate Research Assistant & Project Site Coordinator

 Participated in administrative activities and meetings related to data all aspects of the study.

 Conducted data analysis, interpretation for dissemination purposes.

 Prepared manuscripts for peer-reviewed journal articles using data from the project, including those initiated by team members as well as myself.

 Disseminate research findings by oral/poster presentations and journal publications

 Trained, supervised and mentored junior graduate students and undergraduate research assistants for all aspects of the study (data collection, entry and management), and in research dissemination (e.g., preparing abstracts and poster presentations).

 Assisted PI in ensuring proper adherence to research & IRB protocols, preparation of reports to funding agency.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AuthorAID 2011 Internship (1 semester)

 An international program aimed to help researchers worldwide publish their work.

 Wrote blog posts on how to write and publish research papers.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/AgriLife Communications, TAMU 2010 Science Writer (1 semester)

 Interviewed faculty members and wrote biographical sketches.

Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, China 2008 Professional Translator

 Worked in the Main Press Center of the Committee.

 Translated Olympic news and Athletes’ biographies.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (* corresponding author)

1. Lu, W., * Lee, C., McKyer, E. L. J., Ory, M. G., Goodson, P., Wang, S. Active Commuting to School: An Interplay of Self-efficacy, Social Economic Disadvantage, and Environmental Constraints. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity . In Press.

(IF:3.68)

2. Lu, W.,* Diep C, McKyer, E. L. J. Risk Factors for Childhood Obesity among Asian- Americans: A Systematic Review of Literature and Recommendations for Health Care Research. Invited manuscript: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved Supplement on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health. Under review. (IF:1.49)

3. Lu, W.,* McKyer, E. L. J., Lee, C., Ory, M. G., Goodson, P., Wang, S. Perceived Barriers of

Children’s Active Commuting to School: A Systematic Review of Empirical, Methodological

and Theoretical Evidence. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity .

2014;11(140). DOI: 10.1186/s12966-014-0140-x (IF:3.68)

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Lu CV Page 4 of 7 4. Lu, W.,* McKyer, E. L. J., Lee, C., Wang, S., Goodson, P., Ory, M. G. (2014). Active

commuting to school: A test of an integrative model of behavior prediction. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(6):900-913 . (IF:1.31)

5. Lu, W., Jacob, W., McKyer, E. L. J. (2014). Factors of overweight and obesity among Chinese American children: A systematic review of literature. Journal of Health Behavior & Public Health, 4(1):29-36.

6. Tisone, C. A., * Guerra, S. A., Lu, W., McKyer, E. L. J., Ory, M., Dowdy, D., Wang, S., Miao, J., Evans, A., Hoelscher, D. (2014). Food-shopping environment disparities in Texas WIC vendors: A pilot study. American Journal of Health Behavior. 38(5):726-736. (IF:1.31)

7. Lu, W.,* Miao, J., McKyer, E. L. J. (2014). A primer on bootstrap factor analysis as applied to health studies research. American Journal of Health Education. 45(4):199-204.

8. Lu, W.,* Zhu, L., McKyer, E. L. J., McWhinney, S., Outley, C., Tisone, C. A. (2014). Social ecological correlates of children’s active commuting to school in rural areas. Journal of Health Behavior & Public Health, 4(1):9-18.

9. Harriger, D. J., Lu, W., * McKyer, E. L. J., Pruitt, B., Outley, C., Tisone, C. A., McWhinny, S.

(2014). School wellness policy implementation: A case study. Journal of Child Nutrition &

Management. 38(1).

10. Harriger, D. J., Lu, W., * McKyer, E. L. J., Pruitt, B.,Goodson, P. (2014). Assessment of school wellness policies implementation by benchmarking against diffusion of innovation framework. Journal of School Health. 84:275-283. (IF:1.66)

In Preparation

11. Lindsey, M. A., Lu, W., et al. Treatment Engagement in Mental Health Services among African-American Adolescents: Conceptualization and Future Direction. Target Journal:

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. Expected submission date: February 28, 2015.

12. Lu, W., Lindsey, M. A., & Nebbitt, V.B. Psychometric Properties of the Center for

Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) in Urban African-American Adolescents.

Target Journal: Psychiatry Research. Expected submission date: March 1 , 2015.

13. Lindsey, M. A., Lu, W., et al. Common Elements of Treatment Engagement Interventions in Children’s Mental Health Services: A Meta-analysis. Target Journal: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Expected submission date: March 10, 2015.

14. Lu, W, et al. Evaluating the influence of the revised WIC nutrition program's food allocation package on healthy food availability, accessibility and affordability in Texas. Target

Publication: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics . Expected submission date:

March 15, 2015.

15. Kim, Y., Lee, C., Mendoza, J. A., Lu, W. Attitudinal, Behavioral, and Environmental Correlates of Child and Parent Self-efficacy in Walking to School. Target Publication:

American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Expected submission date: April 1, 2015.

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Lu CV Page 5 of 7 16. Zhu, L., Lu, W., McKyer, E. L. J. Modeling Count Variables by Count Regression Models:

Methodology and Applications. Target Publication: Am J Health Behav. Expected submission date: April 20, 2015.

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS: PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

1. Lindsey, M. A., Lu, W., Watson, A., & Mufson, L. (2015). Targeting Treatment Engagement among Black Adolescents with Depression. Accepted for oral presentation at the 6 th annual meeting of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, June 11-13, 2015, London, UK.

2. Lu, W., Zhu, L., Tisone CA, Outley, C. W., Amuta, A. (2013). School-Based Wellness and Advocacy Project: Effects on Diet, Physical Activity and Parental Health Beliefs. Presented at the 64th annual meeting of the Society for Public Health Education, April 17-19, 2013, Orlando, Florida.

3. Lu, W., Chen, X., McKyer, E. J. L., McWhinney, S., Outley, C. W. (2013). Examining the Disparities in Children’s Healthy Eating by Parents’ Socio-demographic Characteristics in Rural Texas. J Acad Nutr Diet, Supplement3, 113(9): A-82.

PEER REVIEWED PRESENTATIONS: POSTERS

4. Lu, W., Lindsey, M. A., Watson A., & Mufson, L. (2015). Evaluating the Impact of the Making Connections Intervention in Improving Urban African-American Youth’s Acceptability of School Mental Health Service. Accepted for poster presentation at the 2015 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) conference in San Antonio. March 15-18, 2015.

5. Lindsey, M. A., Lu, W., Watson. A., & Mufson, L. (2015). Targeting Treatment Engagement among Black Adolescents with Depression. Accepted for oral presentation at the 6th annual meeting of the International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, June 11-13, 2015, London, UK.

6. Lu, W., McKyer, E. L. J., Lee, C, Ory, M. G., Goodson, P., Wang, S. (2014). Active Commuting to School: An Interplay of Self-efficacy, Social Influence, and Built Environment. American Public Health Association, 142nd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

7. Lu, W., McKyer, E. J. L., Lee, C., Dowdy, D., Hoelscher, D. M., Ory, M. (2014). Active Commuting to School: A Test of an Integrative Model of Behavior Prediction. American Academy of Health Behavior, 15th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina.

8. Lu, W., Miao, J., McKyer, E. J. L., Wang, S., Hoelscher, D. M., Ory, M. (2014). Evaluating the influence of the revised WIC nutrition program's food allocation package on healthy food availability, accessibility and affordability in Texas. American Academy of Health Behavior, 15th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina.

9. Lu, W., Miao, J., McKyer, E. J. L., Lee, C., Dowdy, D., Ory, M. (2013). Parents’ Perceived

Barriers and Children’s Active Commuting to School: A Model Based on Bootstrap Factor

Analysis. American Academy of Health Behavior, 14th Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Lu CV Page 6 of 7 10. Jacobs, W., McDonald, A., Zhu, L., Lu, W., Odum, M., McKyer, E. J. L., Odum, M.,

McWhinney, S., Tisone, C. A., Outley, C. (2013). Parents’ Level of Education and Perception of Satisfaction with Food Options Available in the Schools. Poster presented at the 2013

American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) conference in Santa Fe, NM. March 17-21, 2013.

11. Amuta, A., Lu, W., McKyer, E. J. L., McWhinney, S. (2013). The Magic of Giving Your Child a Voice: Parent-Child Joint Decision Making on Fruit and Vegetable Purchasing. Poster

presented at the 2013 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) conference in Santa Fe, NM. March 17-21, 2013.

12. Lu, W., Serrano, K., Zhu, L., McKyer, E. J. L., McWhinney, S., McDonald, C. A. (2012).

Parental Rules for Electronic Media Use and Children's Physical Activity. Poster presented at the 140th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

13. Lu, W., Zhu, L., Odum, M., McKyer, E. L. J., Tisone, C. A., McWhinney, S. L., Outley, C. W., McDonald, A. (2012). Parental Knowledge, Beliefs and Attitudes toward School Wellness Policy and School Health Environment. Poster presented at the 140th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Oct 27-31, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

14. Lu, W., Zhu, L., McKyer, E. L. J., Tisone, C. A., Odum, M., McWhinney, S., Outley, C.,

McDonald, A. (2012). Distance, Parental Concerns, and Socio-demographic Factors: Effects on Children’s Active Commuting to School. Poster presented at the 2012 American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) conference in Austin, TX. March 18-21, 2012.

15. Mbachu, P., Herman, D., Lu, W., Zhu, L., Gabriel, G., McKyer, E. L. J., Tisone, C. A. (2011).

Parental Factors and Influences on Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Among Children. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, College Station, TX.

(Won “Superior Poster Presentation” award).

16. Herman, D., Owen, N., Waverka, R., Wicki, B., Lu, W., Zhu, L., Gabriel, G., McKyer, E. L. J.

and Tisone, C. A. (2012). Parental Rules and Sedentary Behaviors among Children. Poster presented at the Student Research Week 2012, College Station, TX. (Won 2nd place prize).

17. Dooley, H., Michalak, D., Valis, K., Williams, D., Lu, W., Zhu, L., Gabriel, G., McKyer, E. L. J., Tisone, C. A. (2012) Exercise Equipment Availability and Influence on Physical Activity in Children. Poster presented at the Student Research Week 2012, College Station, TX.

18. McKyer, E. L. J., Lu, W., Zhu, L, Tisone, C. A. (2011). Research Activities of the Child &

Adolescent Health Research Lab: Childhood Obesity Prevention and Research Training Activities. Presented at Research Symposium, Department of Health Science, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.

19. Chen, L, Huang, M. F., Lu, W., Wang, C. H., Huang, T. Y. (2010). Perceptions of recurrence

risk of Taiwanese parents with autistic children. 4 th National Conference on Genomics and

Public Health, Bethesda, MD.

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Lu CV Page 7 of 7 JOURNAL REVIEWER ACTIVITIES

 Manuscript Reviewer Health Education Journal

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved Family & Community Health

Global Journal of Health Science

 Editorial Board Member

Global Journal of Health Science

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

 Graduate Executive Committee, TCHER 2012 – 2014

 Member, Search & Screen Committee for Associate Professor position, 2012 – 2013 in the Department of Health & Kinesiology, TAMU

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 CEHD Strategic Research Award, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. 2013-2014. Amount: $20,000.00.

 Graduate Travel Award from the Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. 2013-2014. Amount: $300.00.

 Graduate Travel Grant from the College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. 2013-2014. Amount: $500.00.

 Graduate Travel Award from the Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. 2012-2013. Amount: $1,000.00.

 Graduate Travel Grant from the College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University. 2012-2013. Amount: $500.00.

 China Translation Contribution Award by Translators Association of China (TAC), 2008.

SELECTED TRANSLATION WORKS

 Lonely Planet: Mexico (approximately 200,000 words), SDX Joint Publishing Company, China

 Lonely Planet: Greece (approximately 200,000 words), SDX Joint Publishing Company, China

STATISTICAL/COMPUTER SKILLS

Statistical Packages: SPSS, SAS, Mplus, Amos, HLM Other Tools: NVivo, EndNote, RefWorks, Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB) American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)

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