Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
and: Department of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Wu's research interests include adolescent psychiatric epidemiology; adolescent substance use, abuse, and dependence; and service utilization for psychiatric and substance-related problems. Her current studies include investigation of co-occurrence of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, especially internalizing disorders, in children and adolescents, as well as adolescent service utilization for psychiatric and substance-related problems.
Dr. Wu is also interested in international research focusing on mental health in Chinese people.
Dr. Wu has been Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Education & Training:
PhD, Lehigh University, 1991
MS, Academy of Science, Beijing, China, 1984
BA, Beijing Normal University, 1982
Honors and Awards:
Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, 1995, 1998
Independent Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, 2009
Selected Global Activities:
Psychological Impact of SARS in Beijing
Dr. Wu conducted an epidemiological survey of health professionals and their children about the impact of the exposure to the 2003 SARS outbreak in Beijing.
Wu P, Hoven CW, Liu X, Cohen P, Fuller CJ, Shaffer D "Substance use, suicidal ideation and attempts in children and adolescents" Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 34 (4) 409-421 2004
Hoven CW, Duarte CS, Lucas CP, Wu P, Mandell DJ, Goodwin R, Cohen M, Balaban V, Woodruff B, Fan B, Musa, G, Mei, L, Cantor, PA, Aber L, Cohen P, Susser E "Psychopathology Among New York City Public School Children 6 months after September 11" Archives of General Psychiatry 62 545-552 2005
Wu P, Hoven CW, Fuller CJ "Factors associated with adolescents? receiving drug treatment: findings from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse" Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 30 190-201 2003
Wu, P., Hoven, C.W., Tiet, Q., Kovalenko, P., Wicks, J "Factors associated with adolescent utilization of alcohol treatment services" American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 28 1-17 2002
Wu P, Hoven CW, Cohen P, Liu X, Moore RE, Tiet Q, Okezie N, Wicks J, Bird H "Factors associated with children and adolescents receiving treatment for depression" Psychiatric Services 52 189-195 2001
Wu P, Hoven CW, Bird HR, Moore RE, Cohen P, Alegria M, Dulcan M, Goodman S, Horwitz SM, Lichtman J, Narrow WE, Rae DS, Regier DA, and Roper M "Depressive and disruptive disorders and mental health service utilization in children and adolescents" Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 38 1081-1090 1999
Wu P, Campbell DT "Extending latent variable LISREL analyses of the 1969 Westinghouse Head Start Evaluation to blacks and full year white" Evaluation and Program Planning 19 183-191 1996
Kandel DB, Wu P, Davies M "Maternal smoking during pregnancy and smoking by adolescent daughters" American Journal of Public Health 84 1407-1413 1994
Wu P, Kandel DB "The Roles of Mothers and Fathers in Intergenerational Behavioral Transmission: The Case of Smoking and Delinquency" Drugs, Crime, and Other Deviant Adaptations: Longitudinal Studies Ed. Kaplan HB Plenum Publishing Corporation New York/NY/USA 49-81 1995
Wu P, Duarte CS, Mandell DJ, Fan B, Liu XH, Fuller CJ, Musa G, Cohen M, Cohen P, Hoven CW "Exposure to the World Trade Center Attack and the Use of Cigarettes and Alcohol Among New York City Public High School Students" american Journal of Public Health 96 6-9 2006