Brad Lian, PhD

Lian, BradleyEducation

  • BA, Political Science, California State University, Northridge
  • MA, Political Science, University of Alabama
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Alabama

Research Interest

Dr. Lian’s research interests revolve around poverty, human development, and community assessment. His research background is in quantitative methods and field research and he has worked on several large-scale, community-based, projects with a variety of populations.

Selected Publications

  • Chen, H., Morosanu, L., Powell-Threets, K, Lian, B., & Turner, N. (2019). Assessment of the Monitoring and Evaluation System of a Population-Based Program: Theory-Driven Evaluation Approach. Evaluation and Program Planning, 77:
  • Lian, B. & Kiefer, A. On Aging and Drug Interactions. (2018). Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin, GA Department of Agriculture, 101,24, p.6
  • Lian, B., Abiero, B., & Kamara, P. (2017). Guns in the Home and the Possibility of Aggressive Tendencies: Exploring a Community Sample of Adolescents in Low-Income Communities, Social Work in Public Health, 32,4, 301-309.
  • Lian, B. (2017). On Some Types and Consequences of After-school Activities in Low-Income Neighborhoods. In N. Finigan-Carr (Ed.), Linking Health and Education for African American Students-Success, pp 115-130. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
  • Lian, B. & Mathis M. (2016). Pet Ownership, Attitudes, and Experiences across Income Levels, North American Journal of Psychology, 18(3), 551-562.
  • Lian, B., Kohler, C. & Ross, L. (2016). On Some Practical Considerations Regarding Community-Based Participatory Research for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities. Journal of Cancer Education, DOI: 10.1007/s13187-014-0782-z
  • Lian, B., Robinson, M., Abiero, B., and Kamara, P. (2015). Suicidal Ideation among Black Youth. Journal of Healthcare, Science, and Humanities, 5(2), 79-93.


  • Co-Investigator, “Gene-Environment Interaction Effects on HIV Risk.” NIH, 2008-2012, ($2,089,424)
  • Co-PI, Diabetes in the Black Belt. Supplemental grant for the UAB Center for Health Promotion. CDC, 2008, ($125,995)
  • Co-Investigator, “Decision Making and Substance Abuse Among Inner-City Youth.” NIDA, 2004-2009, ($2,610,817)
  • Co-Investigator, “Violence Prevention in Inner-City Neighborhoods.” Component of the University of Alabama-Birmingham Injury Control Research Center Grant, CDC, 2004-2009, ($731,917)
  • Co-PI, “Strengthening Neighborhood Investment: An Evaluation.” NIDA, 2003-2008, ($2,072,444)

Professional Involvement

  • American Public Health Association (APHA) 

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