Assistant Medical Professor
CUNY School of Medicine
Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs
Community Health & Social Medicine
Dr. Wenhua Lu is an Assistant Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Lu’s research centers around adolescent health and healthcare disparities, with a focus on minority and underserved populations. In particular, Dr. Lu is interested in understanding and intervening on behavioral, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence minority and underserved adolescents’ health risk behaviors (e.g., unhealthy food purchase), negative health consequences (e.g., adolescent depression, childhood obesity), and unmet needs for healthcare services. Dr. Lu’s research spans three major areas: minority adolescent mental health and healthcare disparities, childhood obesity prevention and interventions, and youth civic engagement.