Faculty Experts - Bing Bing Qi, PhD, RN

Bing Bing Qi, PhD, RN

Bing Bing Qi, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Health care in Asian immigrant populations
  • Self efficacy and behavior changes


Osteoporosis is a major health problem for both women and men, increasing fractures of the hip, spine and wrist. It can lead to pain, deformity, disability, costly rehabilitation, poor quality of life and even premature death. Often cultural differences can inhibit the practice of preventive behaviors in populations at high risk for osteoporosis. Dr. Bing Bing Qi, who recently completed an important study of the risk of osteoporosis in Chinese immigrants, can discuss her findings and the critical need for innovative and culturally appropriate, community-based intervention programs.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore
  • M.S.N., Villanova University
  • B.S.N., Beijing University  

Selected Publications

  • Qi, B.B. (2007). "Prevention of hip fracture in Asian older adults: Increasing calcium intake and exercise [Abstract]." The Gerontologist, 47(I), 96.
  • Dennis, K. E., Tomoyasu, N., McCrone, S. H., Goldberg, A. P., Bunyard, L., & Qi, B. B. (2001). "Self-efficacy targeted treatments for weight loss in postmenopausal women." Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, 15(3), 259-276.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Beijing Medical University College of Nursing Assistant Professor and Course Leader

Selected Research

  • Principle Investigator, Promoting Bone Health in Asians: 2006-2008.


  • Non-restricted Educational Research Grant from Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals.

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