Chongyi Wei, DrPH (he/him/his)
Chongyi Wei, Dr.P.H., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Wei held faculty positions at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Wei received his doctoral and post-doctoral training from the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He received a Certificate in LGBT Population Health from the Fenway Institute at Boston University.
Dr. Wei's research aims to advance knowledge in and subsequently address barriers to accessing prevention and healthcare services among disenfranchised populations in a global context. Specifically, his main research interests focus on reducing disparities in HIV infections among sexual minority men, particularly in China and other parts of Southeast Asia. His work to date has included conducting extensive HIV behavioral epidemiology, examining the acceptability and feasibility of innovative prevention strategies, and developing and evaluating individual- and community-based intervention trials among sexual minority men in China/Asia.