JESSIE X. FAN

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah
  • Associate Dean of the College of Social Behavioral Science, Family And Consumer Studies, University of Utah

Research

Research Statement

Dr. Fan conducts research in three related areas: (1) household saving/borrowing and financial management (i.e., optimal credit use, life-cycle saving, emergency fund), (2) household expenditures and the impact of government regulations (i,e., ethnic differences in consumption patterns, apparel trade restriction), and (3) international comparison of consumer behavior (i.e., consumer decision making styles of Chinese and Americans).

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Evaluating how community policies and place features link to rural residents’ BMIs. PI: Zick, CD. 12/2014 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Obesity and the food environment: Density, proximity, diversity, and potential. PI: Fan, JX. 07/2014 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Neighborhood characteristics and body mass index: Selection or causation? Administrative Supplement. PI: Smith, KR, . Co-PI(s): Kowaleski-Jones, L.. National Institute of Diabetes and Diggestive and Kidney Diseases, 09/2010 - 02/2012. Total project budget to date: $91,000.00
  • Neighborhood Built and Social Environment and Physical Activity and Weight Status. PI: Wen, M. National Cancer Institute, 07/2010 - 06/2015. Total project budget to date: $1,250,000.00
  • Neighborhood characteristics and body mass index: Selection or causation? Supplement. PI: Smith, KR,. Co-PI(s): Kowaleski-Jones, L. National Institute of Diabetes and Diggestive and Kidney Diseases, 08/2009 - 07/2012. Total project budget to date: $413,875.00
  • Alternative Measures of food environment for poor and non-poor neighborhoods in Salt Lake County, Utah. PI: Fan, JX, Kowaleski-Jones, L, Yamada, I, Zick, CD, Brown, BB, & Smith, KR . 10/2008 - 09/2009. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00