Research

Peer-reviewed Publications

Zhao H., Andreyeva T, Sun X. Food Security and Health Outcomes following Gray Divorce. Nutrients. 2024 Feb 24;16(5):633.

Zhao H., Andreyeva T. Diet Quality and Health in Older Americans. Nutrients. 2022 Mar 11;14(6):1198.

Papers Under Review or in Preparation

Zhao H., Sun X., “OxyContin Reformulation and Drug Related Arrests Rate/Property-Related Crimes.”

Zhao H., “Predictive Analytics in Education: An Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Student Retention Management in Liberal Arts Colleges.”

Sun X., Zhao H., “Obesity and Academic Performance among U.S. Children: Do Bullying Explain the Relation?”

Zhao H., “Social Engagement and Health in Rural China.”

Research Grants Experience

USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station. Predictors and Consequences of Food Insecurity among Older Americans. 10/01/2019-09/30/2022. Principal Investigator: Tatiana Andreyeva. $60,000. Role: Graduate Assistant.

Seminar Presentations & Conferences

2023 Job Market Paper Presentation, Allegheny College, Department of Computer Science, Meadville, PA
2023 Job Market Paper Presentation, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Virtual).
2023 Job Market Paper Presentation, Stony Brook University Public Health (Virtual).
2023 Job Market Paper Presentation, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Virtual).
2023 Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Annapolis, MD
2022 University of Connecticut Graduate Research Forum, Storrs, CT.
2019 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.