Thursday, December 1, 2016

About Myself and CV

Shao-Chiu (Joe) Juan M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

I am a PhD candidate at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany. A national award issued by Taiwan's Ministry of Education allowed me to study youth violence (David Hemenway), social determinants of health (Tamara Awerbuch and Richard Levins), geospatial analysis (Shiguo Jiang), substance abuse (Kamiar Alaei), and juvenile justice (Heather Washington and Megan Kurlychek). 

In 2013, I received two Master's degrees: Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, and Master of Arts from the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany. In 2014, I was invited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to evaluate violence prevention initiatives in the United States. From 2016 to 2017, I worked at New York State Divison of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to assess statewide recidivism rates of crime and violence. From 2017 to 2018, I taught graduate-level statistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Currently, I am serving as a primary care physician in Taiwan.  

My research centers on the interface between Public Health and Criminal Justice, with a special emphasis on youth violence, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Currently I am involved in over 30 research projects in the field of Epidemiology and Social Science. My most recent efforts involve research-informed approaches and examine the effect of criminal statute on health-related behaviors.

Since 2016, my articles have appeared in scientific peer-reviewed journals (AIDS, Public Health Reviews, Hepatitis Monthly, Journal of Gang Research, Cogent Social Sciences, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Family Issues). With a keen eye for detail and theoretical emphases in research, I am conversant with risk assessment, high-level statistical modeling, data management, and programming using STATA, SPSS, R, and SAS.

Interdisciplinary research, I believe, is a cross-fertilizing field where new insights converge to produce solutions. As a social scientist, a physician, and an avid book lover, I enjoy nurturing the intellectual spirit of my mentees, watching them take hold of that spirit and grow with it. If you need further information, please feel free to contact me at

Project example: Agglomerative hierarchical clustering using MATLAB

Geospatial analysis (crime & disease mapping) using RArcGIS

    New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Albany (8/2016 – 5/2017)
    Data Analyst Assistant, Computerized Criminal History Records & Alternative to Incarceration Initiative 
    Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany
    Research Program Coordinator and Graduate Assistant (10/2014 – 7/2017)
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), CDC, Atlanta
    Guest Researcher, Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention (6/2014 – 8/2014)
    SUNY at Albany
    School of Criminal Justice (one of the best programs in the United States)
    Ph.D. Student (8/2013 – Present)
    Master of Arts (11/2013)
    Harvard School of Public Health (8/2012 – 6/2013)
    Master of Public Health
    Tzu Chi University, Taiwan (7/1994 – 6/2001)
    Doctor of Medicine
    University of Washington, Seattle (7/1997 – 8/1997)
    Program for International Cultural Exchange & American Medical Study
    Texas WHO Collaborating Center (7/1996 – 8/1996)
     International Health Internship

Fields of Interest:
    Youth Violence, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Developmental Criminology
Peer-Reviewed Publication
Washington, H., Juan, S.C., Haskins, A., Jackson, N. (2018). Incapacitated Involvement: Incarceration and Fatherhood in Fragile Families at Age 9. Journal of  Family Issues. doi:10.1177/0192513X18783225.
    Juan, S.C., Hemenway, D. (2017). From Depression to Youth School Gun Carrying in America: Social Connectedness May Help Break the Link. Cogent Social Sciences, 3. doi:10.1080/23311886.2017.1314877.7.
    Juan, S.C., Washington, H., Kurlychek, M. (2017). Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Violence: Partner Violence, Attachment, and Children’s Externalizing Behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence (Online).   doi:10.1177/0886260517692996.
    Juan, S.C., Hemenway, D. (2016). Gang Membership and Youth Suicidality.  Journal of  Gang Research, 24(1), 1-15.
    Juan, S.C., Awerbuch, T., Levins, R. (2016). Ethnic Density and Mortality: Aboriginal Population Health in Taiwan. Public Health Reviews, 37(1), 11. doi:10.1186/s40985-016-0028-1.
    Juan, S.C. (2016). When Patients Become Prison Inmates: HIV Criminalization and Controversy.
          Journal of Taiwan AIDS Society, 96, 31-37.
     Alaei, K., Paynter, C., Juan, S.C., Alaei, A. (2016). Using PrEP, Losing Condoms: Will PrEP Promotion Undermine Safe Sex? AIDS, 30(18), 2753-2756. doi:10.1097/QAD.0000000000001262.
     Alaei, K., Sarwar, M., Juan, S.C., Alaei, A. (2016). Healthcare and the Preventable Silent Killer: The  Growing Epidemic of Hepatitis C in Pakistan. Hepatitis Monthly, 16(11): e41262. doi:10.5812/hepatmon.41262.
     Juan, S.C., Chen, C. H., Chan, H. Y. Tan, H. K. L., & Sun, H. J. (2011). Fetishism in Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry, 25, 50-53.
Other Publications
    Juan, S.C. (2017). For Some International Students: Language and Happy Learning. The Criminologist, 42(4), 26-27.
    Juan, S.C. (2016, March 15). While Family is not a Safe Haven: The Negative Effects of
           Family Violence on Children’s Behaviors. Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry Monthly, 35(3), 84-85.
           Available at:
   Juan, S.C., Hsiu, R. L., Chang, G. C., Pan, Y. L., & Tseng, A. F. (2006). Preventing Suicide: A Resource for General Physicians, Chapter 1 in Manual of Suicide Prevention, Authorized by World Health Organization, Co-authored Chinese Translation.
Working Papers / Under Review
    Alaei, K., Juan, S.C., Ehret, C.A., Yaser Anwar, M., Hunt, L., Bowen, E., Dillon, F.R., Amin, Z.,
    Alaei, A. (2018). Onset of Drug Use during Transnational Migration and its Association with Injecting Drug Use: Findings from Male Drug Users in Afghanistan. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health  (Review/Revision).
    Alaei, K., Juan, S.C., Kuo, P.P., Alaei, A. (2018). The Shifting Epidemics of HIV and HCV Infections: An Alarming Example of Injection Drug Users in Taiwan. Archives of Iranian Medicine (Under review).
    Won, H., Juan, S.C.Jiang, S.G. (2018). Does School Segregation Boost Juvenile Crime? A Geospatial Examination of Stop and Frisk in New York City. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (Working paper).
    Alaei, K., Juan, S.C., Hoye, C.M., Walsh, J.M., Alaei, A. (2018). Does HIV-specific Law Make a Difference? Findings from Men who Have Sex with Men in Six U.S. Cities. (Working paper).
      Won, H., Juan., S.C., Jiang, S.G. (2017) Does School Segregation Boost Juvenile Crime? A Geospatial Examination of Stop and Frisk in New York City. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA on April 8, 2017.
      Washington, H.M., Juan, S.C., Haskins, A.R., Jackson, N. (2016). Incapacitated Involvement: Incarceration and Fatherhood in Fragile Families at Year 9. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA on November 16-19, 2016.
   Won, H., Juan, S.C., Chao, W.F., Kuo, A. (2016). Bullying Victimization, Perfectionism, and Youth Suicidality: Findings from the National Survey in South Korea. Paper presented at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden on June 14-16, 2016.
      Young, Y., Paynter, C., Brennan-Ing, M., Alaei, K., Juan, S.C. (2016) Comorbidity and Caring: Are There Synergistic Effects between Disease and Social Support on Functional Disability in People Living with HIV/AIDS. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting for Gerontological Society of America (GSA), New Orleans, LA on November 16, 2016.
       Juan, S.C. (2015). Break the Intergenerational Cycle of Violence. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC on November 19, 2015.
       Juan, S.C. (2014). Gang Membership, Youth Violence, and Suicide. Paper presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA on November 20, 2014.

          Doctoral Summit Scholarship, The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS; $640, 2018)
 Professional Development Awards, New York State and Graduate Student Employee Union ($380, 2015-2016)
          Conference Funding from the School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany ($500 per year; 2014-2015)
          Government Award,  Taiwan's Ministry of Education ($34,000 per year; 2011-2014; each year only one awardee will receive this award for overseas study in Criminology; grant award number: 0981151-1-US-004)

Visiting Lecturer (8/2017 – 8/2018)
                Course: Criminal Justice Organizations (CLJ 240; Undergraduate); Statistics I (CLJ 562; Graduate)
                              Research Method I (CLJ261; Undergraduate)
                Department of Criminology, Law & Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Teaching Assistant and Discussion Leader (8/2014 – 12/2014)
                Instructor: Dennis McCarty, PhD
                Course: Introduction to Criminal Justice Process (CRJ 201; Undergraduate)
                School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany
Research Assistant
(1)    Projects: Criminal History Records (CCH), and Alternative to Incarceration (ATI)
                  Initiatives in New York State (8/2016 – 5/2017)
                  Supervisor: Dr. Ryang Kim, Dr. Leigh Bates, and Dr. Leslie Kellam
                  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Albany
                  Responsibilities: provide research, data management and analysis of performance data to support New York’s criminal justice system; evaluate the effectiveness of ATI programs.
(2)    Project: Migrant Sex Worker in New York City—A Focus Group Study (8/2016 – Ongoing)
                  Supervisor: Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Huang-En Sung
                  Research collaboration between John Jay College of Criminal Justice
                  Responsibilities: create research proposals; support planning and coordination of research activities; organize meetings and maintain agenda.
(3)    Project: HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries (10/2014 – Ongoing)
                  Supervisor: Dr. Kamiar Alaei and Dr. Alexandra Harrington
                  Global and Interdisciplinary Research, Rockefeller College, SUNY at Albany
           -provide administrative support to multiple international projects
           -develop international research partnerships
           -conduct background research and distill key findings into written communications
           -manage and update websites; data analysis; prepare reports to international partners.
(4)    Project: Risk Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence (8/2014 – 12/2014)
                  Supervisor: Dr. Alissa P. Worden
                  School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany
                  Responsibilities: compare multiple evidence-based assessment instruments.
          (5)  Project: Parental Incarceration and Parental Involvement (10/2013 – Ongoing)
                 Supervisor: Dr. Heather Washington
                 School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany
                 Responsibilities: quasi-experimental design; manuscript preparation; data analysis.
                    (6)  Project: Health Disparities (10/2012 – Ongoing)
                           Supervisor: Dr. Tamara Awerbuch, and Dr. Richard Levins (passed away in Jan, 2016)
                           Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
                 Responsibilities: analyze health and socioeconomic indicators.
Guest Lecturer (April 7, 2014)
                Instructor: Dr. Heather Washington
                Course: Juvenile Justice
                School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany
                Title: Race, Crime and Juvenile Use of Marijuana in the United States
Invited Talks 
      "Working with administrative data." Ministry of Health of Tajikistan. Webinar, June 12, 2017.
      "Literature review seminar." GIHHR, University at Albany. Intern Meeting, March 27, 2017.

Manuscript Reviewer for Publications
                          Journal of Interpersonal Violence (5/2017 – Ongoing)
Professional Activities
                Member, American Statistical Association (12/2016 – Ongoing)
                Member, New York State Public Health Association (4/2016 – Ongoing)
                Member, International Doctors for Healthier Drug Policy (6/2015 – Ongoing)
                Member, American Society of Criminology (9/2013 – Ongoing)
                Member, Program in Psychiatry and the Law, Harvard Medical School (3/2013 – Ongoing)
                Member, Taiwan Society of Criminology (12/2009 – Ongoing)
                Member, Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry (5/2007 – Ongoing)
                Member, Taiwan Medical Association (6/2003 – Ongoing)
American Statistical Association
                President of the Student Chapter in SUNY at Albany (2016-2017) 
School of Criminal Justice, SUNY at Albany
                Student Representative of the Graduate Student Association (2014-2015) 
Association for Victim Support, Taiwan
                Program Evaluator (2010-2011)
     Government-sponsored Victim Support and Emergency Services Project
Health Bureau of Kinmen County Government, Taiwan
                Lecturer, Substance Abuse Prevention Program (1/2010 – 3/2010)
Taipei Prison, Taiwan                                                                                                                                                      
                Lecturer, Inmate Mental Health (5/2009)
Taoyuan Branch of Taipei Prison, Taiwan
                Joined Attending Doctor (2009-2011)
Taoyuan Psychiatric Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
     Attending Psychiatrist and Clinical Tutor, Psychiatric Resident Training Program (2008-2011)
                Residency of Psychiatry (2003-2007)
Navy, Taiwan
                Medical Officer, Naval Transport AP-524 (2001-2003)

          Data management and analysis using STATA, SPSS, SAS, Power BI, and Oracle SQL to bring clarity, focus, and specificity to a project. I have written over 10,000 lines of programming languages and syntax.
Statistical skills: structural equation modeling (SEM), multilevel analysis (HLM), geospatial analysis
(GIS), latent growth curve modeling (Mplus), mixed-effects (ME) modeling, multiple imputation (MI), propensity score matching (PSM), interrupted time-series (ITS) analysis, survival analysis, statistical machine learning (decision trees and random forests).
Extensive experiences in analyzing data collected from the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR), the
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent
to Adult Health (Add Health), Fragile Families and Child’s Well-Being Study (FFCWS), CDC’s
Medical Monitoring Project (MMP), Monitoring the Future (MTF), Boston Youth Survey (BYS), the
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLS), the Project on Policing Neighborhoods (POPN),
American Community Survey (ACS), New York State’s Computerized Criminal History (CCH) , 
       Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program (SATHCAP), 
       the NYPD Stop, Question and Frisk Data, and health statistics from multiple nations.
Quality writing skills and research/analytic competency: 7 peer-reviewed publications since 2016. 
Project management: able to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently.
          Strong interpersonal abilities: team leadership; provide quality mentoring for graduate students (2 junior PhD students, 5 Master’s students) and over 10 undergraduate students; develop research partnerships across multiple academic and non-for-profit institutes.


      "This class was very helpful and the instructor was fantastic."
"He would reteach in a short power point presentation of the general stuff we went over in class and have a good discussion in that class."
      "Joe was a great TA."

** Focus, Dedication, and Creativity **