Xi Cheng


BS: GIS 2010 Hefei University of Technology, China

MA: GIS 2012 SUNY Buffalo

Research Interests:

GIS, Health Geography


Zhang, J., Xue, H., Cheng, X., Wang, Z. H., Zhai, F. Y., Wang, Y., & Wang, H. J. (2016). Influence of proximities to food establishments on body mass index among children in China. Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 25(1), 134.

Cheng, X., Jia, P., Xue, H., & Wang, Y. (2017). Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) data and methods in obesity‐related research. Obesity reviews, 18(4), 400-411.

Xue, H., Cheng, X., Zhang, Q., Wang, H., Zhang, B., Qu, W., & Wang, Y. (2017). Temporal growth and spatial distribution of the fast food industry and its relationship with economic development in China—2005–2012. Preventive Medicine, 102, 79-85.Wang, Y., Jia, P., Cheng, X., & Xue, H. (2019). Improvement in food environments may help prevent childhood obesity: evidence from a 9‐year cohort study. Pediatric obesity, 14(10), e12536.

Jia, P., Xue, H., Cheng, X., Wang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2019). Association of neighborhood built environments with childhood obesity: evidence from a 9-year longitudinal, nationally representative survey in the US. Environment international, 128, 158-164.

Xue, H., Cheng, X., Jia, P., & Wang, Y. (2020). Road network intersection density and childhood obesity risk in the US: a national longitudinal study. Public health, 178, 31-37.