Shuyuan Huang

Gestational diabetes, diabetes prevention, physical activity, immigrant health, women’s health, and health disparities



Huaihua, Hunan, China

Undergraduate Education

2010 Bachelor of Medicine in Nursing, Xi’an Jiaotong  University (XJTU), Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

Graduate Education

2013 Master of Public Health in Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

2016 Master of Science in Nursing, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Research Interests

Physical activity, gestational diabetes, prevention of diabetes, women’s health, health disparities, immigrant health, global health

Publications and Presentations


Rattan, J., Noznesky, E., Curry, D.W., Galavotti, C., Huang, S. & Rodriguez, M. (2016).  Rapid contraceptive uptake and changing method mix with high use of long-acting reversible contraceptives in crisis-affected populations in Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Global Health: Science and Practice, 4(Supplement 2), S5-S20.

Curry, D.W., Rattan, J., Huang, S. & Noznesky, E. (2015).  Delivering High-Quality Family Planning Services in Crisis-Affected Settings II: Results.  Global Health:  Science and Practice. 3(1): 25-33.  doi:  10.9745/GHSP-D-14-00112.

Li, X., Liu, L., He, G., Wang, H. & Huang, S. (2013).  HIV/AIDS related-stigma and discrimination among HIV positive men who have sex with men.  Chinese Journal of Nursing.  48(2).  doi:  10.3761/j.issn.0254-1769.2013.02.015.

Wu, X., Wang, H., Huang, S. & Liu, Z. (2012).  Reflection on the application of Directly Observed Therapy in AIDS treatment.  Chinese Journal of Behavioral Medicine and Brain Science.  21(7).  doi:  10.3760/cma.j.issn.1674-6554.2012.07.031.


Huang, S., Nzau, J.J., Curry, D.W., Tirimizi, N. & Rattan, J.  Determinants of long-acting reversible contraceptive use among women in Chad:  Results from Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care (SAFPAC) Initiative.  Presented at the 142nd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Nov 2014.

Huang, S., Wischik, D.L., Guo, J., Whittemore, R., Determinants of Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Eastern Nursing Research Society 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA, USA, Mar 2020 (accepted abstract)

Whittemore, R., Compte, M.V., Wischik, D.L., Huang, S., De La Cerda, S., Magny-Normillus, C., Burrola-Mendez, S., Lozano-Marrufo, A., Perez-Escamilla, R., Feasability and acceptability of daily text messages in diabetes seld-management education (DSME) program in adults with type 2 diabetes in Mexico City. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo, Philadelphia, USA, Nov 2019

Huang, S., Readiness to Disclose Mother’s HIV Diagnosis to their Children in Beijing, China. Yale School of Nursing Global Health Symposium. Orange, CT, USA, May 2018


2017-20 Mc-Leod-Blue-Skye Nursing Scholarship, Yale School of Nursing

2011-13 China Medical Board Next Generation Fellowship, Emory University

Extracurricular Activities

2019 Co-chair, YSN Doctorial Colloquium 2019 Spring term

2018 Volunteer, Institute of Community Research, Hartford, CT, USA

2018-19 Department Representative, Graduate Student Assembly, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

2018 Volunteer, HAVEN Free Clinic, New Haven, CT, USA

2018 Volunteer, Yale neighborhood health project (NHP), New Haven, CT, USA