Huabin Luo, PhD

Huabin Luo

Assistant Professor

office: ECHI 2223
phone: 252-744-5690

Dr. Huabin Luo began his career as a public health practitioner in China. He received his doctoral degree in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2005. Before he joined ECU, he taught health service administration in a private college. He was also an ORISE fellow, working at the Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He participated in projects on public health system performance.


  • PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
  • MA, Central China Normal University
  • BA, Central China Normal University

Research Interests

  • Public Health System Research
  • Health Care Disparity
  • Long-term Care Quality and Management

Courses Taught

  • COHE 6000 Health Care Systems and Problems
  • COHE 6600 Management of Health Care Operations
  • MPH 6020 Research Methods
  • MPH 6991 Professional Paper I
  • MPH 6992 Professional Paper II

Recent Publications

Xu L, Richman AR, Mitchell LC, Luo, H.  Evaluating Web-based Educational Modules on Genetic Testing for Autism among Parents of Children with Autism. American journal of health behavior. 2018;42(4):3-12.

Luo H, Yu G, Wu B. Self-Reported Cognitive Impairment Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States, National Health Interview Survey, 1997-2015. Preventing chronic disease. 2018;15:E06.

Luo H, Shrestha S, Zhang X, Saaddine J, Zeng X, Reeder T. Trends in Eye Injuries and Associated Medical Costs among Children in the United States, 2002-2014. Ophthalmic epidemiology. 2018;25(4):280-287.

Luo H, Patil SP, Wu Q, et al. Validation of a combined health literacy and numeracy instrument for patients with type 2 diabetes. Patient education and counseling. 2018;101(10):1846-1851.

Luo H, Hybels CF, Wu B. Acculturation, depression and oral health of immigrants in the USA. International dental journal. 2018;68(4):245-252.

Luo H, Chen ZA, Xu L, Bell RA. Health Care Access and Receipt of Clinical Diabetes Preventive Care for Working-Age Adults With Diabetes in States With and Without Medicaid Expansion: Results from the 2013 and 2015 BRFSS. Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP. 2018.

Luo H, Bell RA, Wright W, Wu Q, Wu B. Trends in annual dental visits among US dentate adults with and without self-reported diabetes and prediabetes, 2004-2014. Journal of the American Dental Association (1939). 2018;149(6):460-469.

Luo H, Bell RA, Cummings DM, Chen ZA. Diabetes Preventive Care Practices in North Carolina, 2000-2015. Preventing chronic disease. 2018;15:E35.

Gao F, Luo H, Jones K, Nicholson W, Bell RA. Gestational Diabetes and Health Behaviors Among Women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2007-2014. Preventing chronic disease. 2018;15:E131.