Hua ZanAssociate Researcher
Krauss Hall, Room 18
Hua Zan is an Associate Researcher in Family Economics at Center on the Family. She conducts applied quantitative research related to health, family economic well-being, and family/consumer policy. She analyzes large datasets and studies how individual and family characteristics and environmental influences (e.g., market information, economic and policy environment) are associated with health and family economic outcomes. She also uses data and research evidence to inform policy and practice on health and economic issues concerning Hawai‘i’s families.
Ph.D. in Family Resource Management, The Ohio State University
2018 Richard L. D. Morse Applied Consumer Economics Professional Paper Award, American Council on Consumer Interests
2014 Applied Consumer Economics Award, American Council on Consumer Interests
Areas of Expertise
Health, health behavior, family economic well-being, family/consumer policy, aging, caregiving, program evaluation
- HDFS 360 Family Resource Management
- HDFS 454 Family Public Policy
- The economic well-being of Hawai‘i’s older adults and their families.
- Fan, J.X., & Zan, H. (2019). The decline of the American middle class: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys 1988-2015. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 1-13, DOI: 10.1007/s10834-019-09651-1
- Lillard, D., Molloy, E., & Zan, H. (2018). Television and magazine alcohol advertising: Exposure, targeting, and trends. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(6):881-892. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2018.79.881
- Zan, H., & Scharff, R.L. (2018). The effects of children’s health on mothers’ employment. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39(2), 297-309. DOI: 10.1007/s10834-017-9552-5
- Zan, H., Lambea, M., McDowell, J., & Scharff, R. L. (2017). An economic evaluation of food safety education interventions: Estimates and critical data gaps. Journal of Food Protection, 80(8), 1355-1363. DOI: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-510
- Zan, H., & Scharff, R.L. (2015). The heterogeneity in financial and time burden of caregiving to children with chronic conditions. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(3): 615-625. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-014-1547-3.