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Xiang (Justin) Cai

Research Assistant 2015-2017

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Xiang (Justin) Cai


Xiang (Justin) Cai, MPH, worked as Research Assistant with Esteem Research Group from June 2015 to May 2017 while earning his Masters degree in Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. His research includes understanding how sexual behaviors, minority stress and cultural differences influence the mental and physical health disparities among sexual minorities. He is particularly interested in identifying the risk factors associated with urban migration among gay men. Mr. Cai worked at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, conducting research studies with younger Transgender women in San Francisco and the Bay area. In his Honor Thesis, he explored the influence of acculturation and nativity on the mental health disparities among gay Asian men in the U.S. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2017)
  • BA
    Boston University (2015)