MING WEN portrait
  • Professor, Sociology Department
  • Faculty Affiliate, Asian Studies Program
  • Faculty Affiliate, Center on Aging
  • Faculty Affiliate, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Professional Service

  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Study section panelist.  Special Emphasis Panel meeting “Cancer-Related Behavioral Research Through Integrating Existing Data” and “Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization” (ZRG1 RPHB-R (56) R), June 2018. 06/29/2018 - 06/29/2018
  • Journal of Social and Health Behavior. Role: member. Review manuscripts submitted to the JSHB. 06/17/2018 - present
  • Food and Health Bureau (FHB), the Government of the Hong Kong. Role: grant reviewer. grant review • Project No.: 16170281 • Project Title:Socioeconomic Disparities in Older Adults’ Health: Examining the Roles of Neighbourhood and Individual-level Psychosocial and Behavioural Resources . 05/01/2018 - 05/31/2018
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Standing member. I am part of a study section reviewing NIH grant applications. 09/01/2014 - present

Internal Service

  • Dental School Dean Search Committee. 11/09/2015 - 11/08/2016. University service.
  • administrative work. Chair, 07/01/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate. 07/01/2011 - 09/02/2014. University service.
  • RPT committee. member, 07/01/2008 - 06/30/2015. College service.

Community Partnership

  • I helped found a free tennis youth club for the Tongan community and Chinese community in Salt Lake City. 06/08/2013 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Superior Senior Research Award. College of Social And Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 04/15/2015
  • Senior Superior Research Finalist. College of Social Behavioral Science, University of Utah, 04/2012
  • Junior Superior Research Award Winner. College of Social Behavioral Science, University of Utah, , 04/2008
  • Teaching Fellowship. The Overseas Young Chinese Forum-Ford Foundation, 06/2007


  • Population Association of America (PAA), member, 01/2004 - present
  • American Sociological Association (ASA), member, 01/2003 - present

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