works in progress

  • Chen Y-H, Chen R, Charpignon M-L, Kiang MV, Riley AR, Glymour MM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Stokes AC, COVID-19 mortality among working-age Americans in 46 states, by industry and occupation, Preprint on medRxiv (Apr 2022), doi: 10.1101/2022.03.29.22273085 [NY Times]
  • Riley AC, Stokes AC, Chen Y-H, Kiang MV, Occupational disparities in excess mortality due to external causes during the pandemic.


  • 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]
  • 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. [The Guardian] [NBC Chicago] [The Washington Post] [SF Gate][Code]
  • 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] [CalMatters] [SF Gate] [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • 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]
  • 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. [Invited commentary] [Code and data]
  • 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]
  • Aschmann HE, Riley AR, Chen R, Chen Y-H, Bibbins-Domingo K, Stokes AC, Glymour MM, Kiang MV, Dynamics of racial disparities in all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2022 Sep; 119(40):e2210941119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.221094119. [First authors contributed equally.] [Code and data]
  • Chen R, Aschmann HE, Chen Y-H, Glymour MM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Stokes AC, Kiang MV, Racial and ethnic disparities in excess mortality from external causes in the United States, March to December 2020, JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online May 09, 2022. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2022.1461. [Editor’s note] [Press Release] [Code and data]
  • Kiang MV, Acosta RJ, Chen Y-H, Matthay EC, Tsai AC, Basu S, Glymour MM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Humphreys K, Arthur KN, Sociodemographic and geographic disparities in excess fatal drug overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic in California: a population-based study. The Lancet Regional Health – Americas. 2022 Jul;11:100237. doi: 10.1016/j.lana.2022.100237. Epub 2022 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 35342895; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8934030. Senior authors contributed equally. [Code]
  • Riley AR, Kiang MV, Chen Y-H, Bibbins-Domingo K, & Glymour MM, Recent shifts in racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 mortality in the vaccination period in California, Journal of General Internal Medicine (February 2022), doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-07380-6. [First authors contributed equally.] [Press Release] [Code]
  • Kiang MV, Tsai AC, Alexander MJ, Rehkopf DH, & Basu S, Racial/ethnic disparities in opioid-related mortality in the US, 1999–2019: The extreme case of Washington DC, Journal of Urban Health (October 2021), doi: 10.1007/s11524-021-00573-8 [Code]
  • Huynh BQ, Kwong LH, Kiang MV, Mohareb AM, Jumaan AO, Basu S, Geldsetzer P, Karaki FM, & Rehkopf DH, Public health impacts of an imminent Red Sea oil spill, Nature Sustainability (October 2021), doi: 10.1038/s41893-021-00774-8[Pre-print version] [Open Access] [Invited commentary] [Stanford Press Release] [BBC] [CNN] [The Guardian] [Al Jazeera] [The World] [i24]
  • Kiang MV, Barnett ML, Wakeman SE, Humphreys K, & Tsai AC, Robustness of estimated access to opioid treatment providers in rural vs. urban areas of the United States, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (September 2021), doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.109081 [Code and Data]
  • Wrigley-Field E, Kiang MV, Riley AR, Barbieri M, Chen Y-H, Duchowny KA, Matthay EC, Van Riper D, Jegathesan K, Bibbins-Domingo K, & Leider JP, Geographically targeted COVID-19 vaccination is more equitable than age-based thresholds alone, Science Advances (September 2021), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abj2099. [Pre-print version] [Open Access] [Code and Data]
  • Balsari S, Kiang MV, & Buckee CO, Data in Crisis — Rethinking disaster response in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine (September 2021), doi: 10.1056/NEJMms2104654 [PDF] [HSPH media]
  • Kiang MV, Chen JT, Krieger N, Buckee CO, Alexander MJ, Baker JT, Buckner RL, Coombs III G, Rich-Edwards JW, Carlson KW, & Onnela JP, Sociodemographic characteristics of missing data in digital phenotyping, Scientific Reports (July 2021) doi: 10.1038/s31598-021-94516-7. [Pre-print version] [Open Access] [Code]
  • Kiang MV & Tsai AC, Failure of leadership in U.S. academic medicine after George Floyd’s killing by police and amidst subsequent unrest, Annals of Epidemiology (May 2021), doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2021.04.018 [Pre-print version] [Reproducible code and supplement]
  • Kiang MV, Chin ET, Huynh BQ, Chapman LAC, Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B, Rutherford GW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Havlir D, Basu S, & Lo NC, Routine asymptomatic testing strategies for airline travel during the COVID-19 pandemic: a simulation study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (March 2021), doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00134-1. [Reproducible code and data] [UCSF media] [Pre-print version] [Blog post] [NPR’s A1] [ABC News] [The Lancet ID Editor’s Choice July 2021] [Correction Notice] [Letter by Dr. Altenberg] [Letter by Dr. Shahid] [Our Reply]
  • Casey JA, Mango M, Mullendore S, Kiang MV, Hernández D, Li B, Li K, Im TM, & Tartof SY, Trends from 2008 to 2018 in electricity-dependent durable medical equipment rentals and sociodemographic disparities, Epidemiology (February 2021), doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001333
  • Elser HKiang MV, John EM, Simard JF, Bondy M, Nelson LM, Chen W, Linos E, The impact of the first COVID-19 shelter-in-place announcement on social distancing, difficulty in daily activities, and levels of concern in the San Francisco Bay Area: A cross-sectional social media survey, PLOS One (January 2021), doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244819. [Pre-print version] [Open Access]
  • Kiang MV, Santillana M, Chen JT, Onnela J-P, Krieger N, Engø-Monsen K, Ekapirat N, Areechokchai D, Prempree P, Maude RJ, & Buckee CO, Incorporating human mobility data improves forecasts of Dengue fever in Thailand, Scientific Reports (January 2021), doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79438-0. [Pre-print version] [First authors contributed equally] [Senior authors contributed equally]
  • Casey JA, Fukurai M, Hernandez D, Balsari S, & Kiang MV, Power outages and community health: a narrative review, Current Environmental Health Reports (November 2020), doi: 10.1007/s40572-020-00295-0.
  • Kiang MV, Irizarry RA, Buckee CO, & Balsari S, Every body counts: Measuring mortality from the COVID-19 pandemic, Annals of Internal Medicine (September 2020), doi: 10.7326/M20-3100. [Open Access] [Invited commentary]
  • Chin T, Kahn R, Li R, Chen JT, Krieger N, Buckee CO, Balsari S & Kiang MV, US county-level level variation in intersecting individual, household, and community characteristics relevant to COVID-19 and planning an equitable response: a cross-sectional, BMJ Open (September 2020), doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039886. [First authors contributed equally] [Senior authors contributed equally] [Pre-print version]
  • Kishore N, Kiang MV, Engø-Monsen K, Vembar N, Balsari S, & Buckee CO, Measuring mobility to monitor travel and physical distancing interventions: a common framework for mobile phone data analysis, The Lancet Digital Health (September 2020), doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(20)30193-X [Pre-print version]
  • Kiang MV, Humphreys K, Cullen MR, Basu S. Opioid prescribing patterns among medical providers in the United States, 2003–17: retrospective, observational study, BMJ (January 2020), doi: 10.1136/bmj.l6968 [Open Access] [PDF] [Code] [Shiny Apps] [BMJ Press Release]


  • 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)