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Hua  Zan

Name :

Hua Zan

Title :

Assistant Researcher

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Office :

Center on the Family

Address :

2515 Campus Road, Miller 103
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Miller Hall 103

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Specialties :

Aging, family economic wellbeing, family/consumer policy, health, health behavior

Professional Prep/Appointments :

2012   Ph.D.   Family Resource Management, The Ohio State University

Selected Courses Taught:

HDFS 360 Family Resource Management
HDFS 454 Family Public Policy

Research Interests :

Hua Zan conducts applied research related to health, family economic well-being, and family/consumer policy. One line of her work is about behavioral aspects of health. She studies how individual characteristics and environmental influences (e.g., market information) affect health behaviors. In the other line of work, she studies the economic wellbeing of different populations and factors (e.g., children’s health, caregiving, economic downturn) that are associated with family economic wellbeing. She is also interested in policies that help promote health and family economic wellbeing. 

Publications :

Fan, J.X., & Zan, H. (2017). The “model minority” myth: Asian American middle class before, during, and after the Great Recession. Singapore Economic Review, 1-17. DOI: 10.1142/S0217590817430044

Zan, H., & Scharff, R.L. (2017). The effects of children’s health on mothers’ employment. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10834-017-9552-5

Zan, H., Lambea, M., McDowell, J., & Scharff, R. L. (2017). An economic evaluation of food safety education interventions: Estimates and critical data gaps. Journal of Food Protection, 80(8), 1355-1363. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-510

Zan, H., & Fan, J.X. (2017). Reporting more but moving less? The complex relationship between physical activity and acculturation among U.S. adults. American Journal of Health Promotion. First published online: June 29, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0890117117716415

Zan, H., & Scharff, R.L. (2017). Regional differences in the value of statistical life. Journal of Consumer Policy, 40(2), 157-176.DOI:10.1007/s10603-017-9347-y

Zan, H., & Scharff, R.L. (2015). The heterogeneity in financial and time burden of caregiving to children with chronic conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(3): 615-625. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-014-1547-3.

Lee, S., Sohn, S., Rhee, E., Lee, Y.G., & Zan, H. (2014). Consumption patterns and economic status of older households in the United States. Monthly Labor Review.

Zan, H., & Fan, J. X. (2010). Cohort effects of household expenditures on food away from home. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 44 (Spring): 213-233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2010.01163.x