Dr. Guo is currently the research fellow, assistant professor and Ph.D. supervisor of the Institute of Population Research, Peking University, the vice dean of the APEC Health Science Academy (HeSAY), Peking University, and the secretary-general of the Disability Prevention and Control Committee of Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, the expert of the Technical Guidance Group for the National Comprehensive Prevention for Disability, the member of the Health Statistics Committee of Chinese Medical Information and Big Data Association, and the executive member of the Alliance of Human Brain Banking in China. She has published over 110 academic papers in international and Chinese journals such as the Lancet Planetary Health, Science Bulletin, American Journal of Public Health and so on.
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Education Experience
2011.9–2016.7         Ph.D. in Demography     Institute of Population Research, Peking University
2007.9–2011.7        Bachelor in Economics   National School of Development, Peking University
2006.9–2011.7        Bachelor in Medicine     Health Science Center, Peking University
Research fields
Demography; Population health; Health economy; Policy and program evaluation; Environmental health; Health research method
Selected Publications
Chao Guo*, Xiyuan Hu, Chaofan Xu, Xiaoying Zheng*. Association between Olympic Games and children’s growth: evidence from China. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-104844
Chao Guo*, Xiaoying Zheng*. Prenatal exposure to the SARS epidemic emergency and risk of cognitive impairment in toddlers. Science Bulletin, 2021; 66(21): 2153-2156.
Chao Guo, Xiaoying Zheng*. Restoration of Population Disability Trajectory During Hundreds of Years — China, 1896–2006. China CDC Weekly, 2021; 3(22): 468-471.
Chao Guo, Gong Chen, Ping He, Lei Zhang, Xiaoying Zheng*. Risk of cognitive impairment in children after maternal exposure to the 1998 Yangtze River flood during pregnancy: analysis of data from China's second National Sample Survey on Disability. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2020; 4(11), e522-e529.
Chao Guo#*, Xiaoying Zheng#*. The Effect of the National Birth Defects Intervention Project on the Prevention of Congenital Disabilities among Children in China: A Natural Experiment. The British Journal of Nutrition, 2020; 124(7): 709-714.
Chao Guo, Jinghua Chang, Xiaoying Zheng*, Linhong Wang*. Utilization Rate of Healthcare Service of the Elderly with Disabilities — China, 1987−2014. China CDC Weekly, 2020; 2(28), 515-519.
Chao Guo, Ping He, Xinming Song, Xiaoying Zheng*. Long-term effects of prenatal exposure to earthquake on adult schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2019; 215(6): 730-735.
Chao Guo, Yanan Luo, Xiaoxue Tang, Xinming Song, Xiaoying Zheng*. Poverty and youth disabilities in China: results from a large, nationwide, population-based survey. PloS One, 2019; 14(4): e0215851.
Chao Guo, Ruoxi Ding, Xu Wen, Xiaoying Zheng*. Male Experience and Sociodemographic Characteristics of Premarital Pregnancy: Based on a Nationwide Population-Based Survey Among Urban and Rural Chinese Youths. American Journal of Men's Health, 2019; 13(1): 1557988319831900.
Chao Guo, Lihua Pang, Xu Wen, Xiaoying Zheng*. Risky Sexual Behaviors and Repeat Induced Abortion among Unmarried Young Women in China: Results from a Large, Nationwide, Population-based Sample. Journal of Women’s Health, 2019; 28(10): 1442-1449.
Chao Guo#, Xiaoying Zheng#*. Health Challenges and Opportunities for an Aging China. American Journal of Public Health, 2018; 108(7): 890-892.
Chao Guo, Zhengjie Wang, Ping He, Gong Chen and Xiaoying Zheng*. Prevalence, Causes and Social Factors of Visual Impairment among Chinese Adults: Based on a National Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2017; 14(9): 1034-1045.
Chao Guo, Zhenjie Wang, Ning Li, Gong Chen, Xiaoying Zheng*. Co-morbid visual and psychiatric disabilities among the Chinese elderly: A national population-based survey. Current Eye Research, 2017; 42(12): 1733-1737.
Chao Guo, Xu Wen, Ning Li, Zhenjie Wang, Gong Chen, Xiaoying Zheng*. Is cigarette and alcohol use associated with the high-risk sexual behaviors among youth in China? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2017; 14(5):659-665.
Chao Guo, Wei Du, Lihua Pang, Chenghua Hu, Xiaoying Zheng*. Prevalence and factors associated with healthcare service use among Chinese elderly with disabilities. Journal of Public Health, 2016; 38 (3): e345-e351.
Xiaoying Zheng*, Wei Du, Ning Li, Gong Chen, Yan Guo, Chao Guo, Lei Zhang, Jilei Wu, Sanjun Chen. Mortality of people with disabilities in China: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet, 2015; 386(Special Issue): s79.

Risky Sexual Behaviors and Repeat Induced Abortion Among Unmarried Young Women in China: Results from a Large, Nationwide, Population-Based Sample


Guo C, Pang L, Wen X, Zheng X. Risky Sexual Behaviors and Repeat Induced Abortion Among Unmarried Young Women in China: Results from a Large, Nationwide, Population-Based Sample. J Womens Health (Larchmt)J Womens Health (Larchmt)J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018.


1931-843xGuo, ChaoPang, LihuaWen, XuZheng, XiaoyingJournal ArticleUnited StatesJ Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Nov 7. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2018.7097.

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