Zhen-Qiang (Marshal) Ma

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

My research interests are to link various data sources - vital records, cancer registry, BRFSS, hospital discharge data using common linkable identifier as well as geographical identifier and to use these linked data to better design and evaluate public health programs. I am also interested in using appropriate epidemiological study design and statistical methods application in public health practice."


1987 | Nanjing Medical University Medical School, Zhenjiang, China | MD

2002 | West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA | MPH

2008 | West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA | MS

Selected Publications

McClintock S,Ma ZQ, Rieger R. Incorrect Inference in Prevalence Trend Analysis due to Misuse of the Odds Ratio. Annals of Epidemiology. 2016;26:136-140.

Ma ZQ, Sneeringer KC, Liu L, Kuller LH. Time series evaluation of birth defects in Pennsylvania in areas with or without unconventional natural gas drilling activities. Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health Review. In press.

Fisher MA,Ma ZQ. Medicaid Insured and Uninsured were more likely to have Diabetes Emergency/Urgent Admissions. Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(5):e312-e319.

Ma ZQ, Fisher MA. Characteristics Driving Higher Diabetes-Related Hospitalization Charges in Pennsylvania. Am J Manag Care. 2014;20(9):e408-e417.

Ma ZQ, Kuller LH, Fisher MA. School-based HIV/AIDS Education is Associated with Reduced Risky Sexual Behaviors and Better Grades with Gender and Race/Ethnicity Differences. Health Educ. Res 2014; 29 (2): 330-339.

Ma ZQ, Fisher MA. The Effect of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act on Food Services and Drinking Places Sales and Numbers, 1998-2011. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:130143.

Ma ZQ, Kuller LH, Fisher MA, Ostroff SM. Use of Interrupted Time-Series Method to Evaluate the Impact of Cigarette Excise Tax Increases in Pennsylvania, 2000–2009. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:120268.

Fisher MA,MA ZQ. Multiple Chronic Conditions: Diabetes Associated With Comorbidity and Shared Risk Factors Using CDC WEAT and SAS Analytic Tools.Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Published online before print September 10, 2013, DOI: 10.1177/2150131913503347&nbsp &nbsp

Fisher MA,Ma ZQ. The Association Between Periodontitis and High C-Reactive Protein in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease is Not Clearly Established. J Evid Base Dent Pract 2012;12(3):171-173.

Liu L, Xue F, Ma J,Ma M, Long Y, and Newschaffer CJ. Social Position and Chronic Conditions Across the Lifespan and Risk of Stroke: A Life-Course Analysis of 22,847 Adult Americans. Int J Stroke. 2013 Oct;8 Suppl 100:50-5.

Liu L, Liu Z,Ma M, Xue F and Sorel E. The Cardiometabolic Syndrome and Risk of Mortality From Cardiovascular Diseases and All Causes Among African Americans and White Americans. J of clinical metabolic and diabetes 2012; 3(1):1-8.

Ma ZQ, McClintock S. Regression model fitting with quadratic term leads to different conclusion in economic analysis of Washington state smoking ban [letter]. Prev Chronic Dis 2011; 8(1).

Ma ZQ, Fisher MA. Maternal Smoking Effect on Birth Weight: Benefits of Temporarily Quitting Smoking and Smoking Less. Under review at Public Health Report.

Ma M. Analysis of Mesothelioma Incidence around Known Asbestos Sites in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1996 – 2004 using ArcGIS.http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/pha/BoritSite/BoritHODHC01-28-2009.pdf

Ma M, Best L, Ostroff MS. Chronic Disease in Pennsylvania, 2011. Pennsylvania Department of Health. http://www.health.state.pa.us/pdf/ChronicDiseaseBurdenReport.pdf

Ma M, et al. The burden of cancer in Pennsylvania, calculating costs, understanding impacts, exploring interventions. https://smhs.gwu.edu/cancercontroltap/sites/cancercontroltap/files/The%20Burden%20of%20Cancer%20in%20PA.pdf