Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Ping Du, MD, MS, PhD

Ping Du, MD, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Cancer Institute, Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • HIV
  • Public Health
  • Gonorrhea
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • Population
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Chlamydia
  • Incidence
  • Vaping
  • Young Adult
  • Medicare
  • Antiviral Agents

Recent Publications


Jung, J, Du, P, Feldman, R & Riley, T 2020, 'Discontinuation of new hepatitis C drugs among Medicare patients', American Journal of Managed Care, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 84-88.


Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Zurlo, J, Steinberg, MB, Eissenberg, T & Du, P 2019, 'Acceptability of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) among HIV positive smokers', AIDS Care - Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV.
Ba, DM, Ssentongo, P, Kjerulff, KH, Na, M, Liu, G, Gao, X & Du, P 2019, 'Adherence to Iron Supplementation in 22 Sub-Saharan African Countries and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women: A Large Population-Based Study', Current Developments in Nutrition, vol. 3, no. 12, nzz120.
Du, P, Fan, T, Yingst, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Chen, C & Foulds, J 2019, 'Changes in E-Cigarette Use Behaviors and Dependence in Long-term E-Cigarette Users', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 374-383.
Saini, E, Ali, M, Du, P, Crook, T & Zurlo, J 2019, 'Early Infectious Disease Outpatient Follow-up of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Patients Reduces 30-Day Readmission', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 69, no. 5, ciz073, pp. 865-868.
Du, P 2019, Human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer in HIV+ women. in Cancer Treatment and Research. Cancer Treatment and Research, vol. 177, Springer International Publishing, pp. 105-129.
Ba, DM, Ssentongo, P, Liao, D, Du, P & Kjerulff, KH 2019, 'Non-iodized salt consumption among women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa: A population-based study', Public Health Nutrition.
Medich, M, Swendeman, D, Comulada, WS, Kao, UH, Myers, J, Brooks, R & Du, P 2019, 'Promising Approaches for Engaging Youth and Young Adults Living with HIV in HIV Primary Care Using Social Media and Mobile Technology Interventions: Protocol for the SPNS Social Media Initiative', JMIR Res Protoc, vol. 8, no. 1.
Jung, J, Du, P, Feldman, R, Kong, L & Riley, T 2019, 'Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in use of direct-acting antivirals among Medicare beneficiaries with chronic hepatitis C, 2014-2016', Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, vol. 25, no. 11, pp. 1236-1242.


Pinto, CN, Dorn, LD, Chinchilli, VM & Du, P 2018, 'Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Acquisition among Adolescents and Young Adults in Pennsylvania: A Rural and Urban Comparison', Sexually transmitted diseases, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 99-102.
Yingst, J, Foulds, J, Veldheer, S & Du, P 2019, 'Device characteristics of long term electronic cigarette users: A follow-up study', Addictive Behaviors, vol. 91, pp. 238-243.
Yingst, JM, Lester, C, Veldheer, S, Allen, SI, Du, P & Foulds, J 2019, 'E-cigarette users commonly stealth vape in places where e-cigarette use is prohibited', Tobacco Control, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 493-497.


Pinto, CN, Dorn, LD, Chinchilli, VM, Du, P & Chi, G 2017, 'Rural counties chlamydia and gonorrhea rates in Pennsylvania among adolescents and young adults', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 606-610.e2.


Wang, YY, Du, P, Huang, F, Li, DJ, Gu, J, Shen, FM & Jiang, YY 2016, 'Antimicrobial prescribing patterns in a large tertiary hospital in Shanghai, China', International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 666-673.
Jung, JK, Feldman, R, Cheong, C, Du, P & Leslie, D 2016, 'Coverage for hepatitis C drugs in Medicare Part D', The American journal of managed care, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. SP220-SP226.
Liu, G, Kong, L & Du, P 2016, 'HPV vaccine completion and dose adherence among commercially insured females aged 9 through 26 years in the US', Papillomavirus Research, vol. 2, pp. 1-8.
Kadry, Z, Schaefer, EW, Shah, RA, Krok, K, Du, P, Bezinover, D, Janicki, P, Jain, A, Gusani, NJ, Schreibman, I, Hollenbeak, CS & Riley III, T 2016, 'Portal hypertension. An underestimated entity?', Annals of surgery, vol. 263, no. 5, pp. 986-991.

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