Gratuitous headshotI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University School of Medicine. I received my doctorate from the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Before that, I received my MPH at New York University, my BA in Sociology from San Diego State University, and I was a 2016 fellow at University of Chicago’s Data Science for Social Good summer fellowship.

My research lies at the intersection of computational social science and social epidemiology. Methodologically, my work revolves around combining disparate data sources in epidemiologically meaningful ways. For example, I work with individual-level, non-health data (e.g., GPS, accelerometer, and other sensor data from smartphones), traditional health data (e.g., survey, health systems, or death certificate data), and third-party data (e.g., cellphone providers or ad-tech data). To do this, I use a variety of methods such as joint Bayesian spatial models, machine learning, traditional epidemiologic models, dynamical models, microsimulation, and demographic analysis.

Substantively, my work focuses on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequities in health. A few current projects include (1) my K99/R00-funded work focused on reducing racial/ethnic inequities in the treatment of opioid use disorder; (2) NIDA-funded work looking at using social media data to inform the public health response to the opioid overdose crisis; and (3) my work with the Stanford Institute on Human-centered Artificial Intelligence on how (and if) we can use smartphones to gather data from more generalizable samples.

Here are quick links to my CV, my Stanford Profile, my Google Scholar profile, and my ORCID iD profile.

Collaboration Network

A simple collaboration network below with collaborators in red and collaborations in blue — hover over a node for more info. (Blog posts for 20222020, 2019, and 2018.)


  • Schlüter B-S, Alburez-Gutierrez A, Bibbins-Domingo K, Alexander MJ, Kiang MV. Youth experiencing parental death due to drug poisoning and firearm violence in the United States, 1999 – 2020: A modeling analysis, JAMA. 2024 May 4, doi: 10.1001/jama.2024.8391. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38703404. Senior authors contributed equally. [Code]
  • Chandra J, Charpignon M-L, Bhaskar A, Therriault A, Chen Y-H, Mooney A, Dahley MA, Kiang MV, Dominici F. Excess fatal overdoses in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic by geography and substance type: March 2020 – August 2021, American Journal of Public Health. 2024;114(6):599–609. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2024.307618. PubMed PMID: 38718338 Senior authors contributed equally.
  • Huynh BQ, Chen ET, Kiang MV. Estimated childhood lead exposure from drinking water in Chicago, JAMA Pediatrics. 2024 Mar 18, doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2024.0133. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 38497944. [Code] [The Guardian] [NBC] [Washington Post] [SF Gate]
  • Huynh BQ, Chen ET, Koenecke A, Ouyang D, Ho DE, Kiang MV, Rehkopf DH, Mitigating allocative tradeoffs and harms in an environmental justice data tool, Nature Machine Intelligence. 2024 Feb 16, doi: 10.1038/s42256-024-00793-y. Senior authors contributed equally. [Pre-print version]
  • Heft-Neal S, Gould CF, Childs ML, Kiang MV, Nadeau KC, Duggan M, Bendavid E, Burke M. Emergency department visits respond nonlinearly to wildfire smoke, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2023 Sep 18;. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2302409120. [Pre-print version]
  • Rosenstein AL, Kandala K, Venkateswaran S, Kiang MV, Okusanya O, Auchincloss HG, Martin LW, Colson YL, Yang CJ. Shortage of Thoracic Surgeons in the United States: Implications for Treatment and Survival for Stage I Lung Cancer Patients, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2023 Sep 14;. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2023.08.059. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37716651.
  • Liang R, Kiang MV, Grant P, Jackson C, Rehkopf DH, Associations between county-level public health expenditures and community health planning activities with COVID-19 incidence and mortality, Preventive Medicine Reports. 2023 Sep 12. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2023.102410.
  • Potter AL, Vaddaraiu V, Mansur A, Bajaj SS, Kiang MV, Jena AB, Yang CJ, Deaths due to COVID-19 in patients with cancer during different waves of the pandemic in the US, JAMA Oncology. 2023 Aug 31. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2023.3066.
  • Chen R, Charpignon M-L, Raquib RV, Wang J, Meza E, Aschmann HE, DeVost MA, Mooney A, Bibbins-Domingo K, Riley AR, Kiang MV, Chen Y-H, Stokes AC, Glymour MM. Excess mortality with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as an underlying or contributing cause during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. JAMA Neurology. 2023 Jul 17. doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.2226. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37459088; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10352932.
  • Huynh BQ, Kiang MV, AI for anticipatory action: Moving beyond climate forecasting, arXiv (Jul 2023), doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2307.15727. [Pre-print]
  • Heerema MR, Ventura AS, Blackemore SC, Montoya ID, Gobel DE, Kiang MV, LaBelle CT, Bazzi AR. Evaluation of the New England Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO: A tool for strengthening the addiction workforce. Substance Abuse . 2023 Jun 7;:8897077231179601. doi: 10.1177/08897077231179601. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37287240.
  • Lundberg DJ, Wrigley-Field E, Cho A, Raquib R, Nsoesie EO, Paglino E, Chen R, Kiang MV, Riley AR, Chen Y-H, Charpignon M-L, Hempstead K, Preston SH, Elo IT, Glymour MM, Stokes AC. COVID-19 mortality by race and ethnicity in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, March 2020 to February 2022. JAMA Network Open. 2023;6(5):e2311098. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.11098 [Open Access] [BU Press Release]
  • Do V, McBrien H, Flores NM, Northrop AJ, Schlegelmilch J, Kiang MV, Casey JA. Spatiotemporal distribution of power outages with climate events and social vulnerability in the USA. Nature Communications. 2023 Apr 29 14(1):2470. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-38084-6 [Open Access]
  • Velasquez E, Benmarhnia T, Casey JA, Aguilera R, Kiang MV. Quantifying exposure to wildfire smoke among school-aged children in California, 2006 – 2021. JAMA Network Open. 2023;6(4):e235863. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.5863. [Open Access] [Invited commentary] [Code and data]
  • Heft-Neal S, Gould CF, Childs M, Kiang MV, Nadeau K, Duggan M, Bendavid E, Burke M, Behavior mediates the health effects of extreme wildfire smoke events, NBER Working Paper 30969 (Feb 2023), doi: 10.3386/w30969. [Open Access]
  • Kiang MV, Carlasare LE, Israni ST, Norcini J, Zaman JAB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Excess mortality among US physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2023 Feb 6;. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.6308. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36745424 [Open Access] [Code] [AMA release] [Stanford Blog]

Conference Materials

  • Riley AC, Stokes AC, Chen Y-H, Kiang MV, Occupational disparities in excess mortality due to external causes during the pandemic. Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2023: New Orleans (April 2023).
  • Kiang MV, Chen Y-H, Matthay EC, Glymour MM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Humphreys K, & Arthur KN, Colliding Crises: Excess fatal drug overdoses in California during the COVID-19 pandemic by race/ethnicity, education attainment, and geography. Population Association of America Annual Meeting 2022: Atlanta (April 2022).


  • Faculty Mentor, Advancing Health Equity and Diversity (AHEaD)Fellowship (Summer 2021 and Summer 2022), Stanford University School of Medicine [Stanford Report] [Stanford Scope Blog]
  • Instructor, Big Data and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (September 2019), People’s Republic of Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services
  • Course developer (x2), Using Python for Research via HarvardX V1 (November 2016) and V2 (January 2018), HSPH, Professor Jukka-Pekka Onnela
  • InstructorIntro to Causal Inference for Data Science Workshop (March 2017), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  • Teaching assistant (x2), Dynamics of Infectious Disease (Spring 2017 and Spring 2018), HSPH, Professor Caroline Buckee
  • Teaching assistant, Society and Health (Fall 2013), HSPH, Professor Ichiro Kawachi
  • Teaching assistant, Biostatistics II (Spring 2010), NYU, Professor Ying Lu
  • Teaching assistant, Statistics I (Fall 2009), NYU, Professor Robert Norman


First authors contributed equally.
Senior authors contributed equally.
§Best student poster award.