Fei Men

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Basic Information

Fei Men



SEU School of Public Health, Rm 614. 87 Dingjiaqiao, Nanjing


Professional background

Dr Fei Men is a Professor and Research Fellow in the Department of Health Insurance. He earned a PhD in Consumer Science at University of Wisconsin-Madison and received postdoc training from University of Toronto and Institute for Research on Poverty. He was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama before joining SEU in 2023. 

Research Interest

Fei's projects have used population surveys and administrative data in the US and Canada to study food insecurity, health inequities, and social policies. His research - including over 13 first-authored SCI/SSCI papers - has been published in top journals such as CMAJ and Health Affairs, impacting policymaking in Canada and the US on minimum wage, basic income, child welfare among other topics. His work has been featured in mainstream media outlets including US News, Reuters, CBC, and Al Jazeera.

Going forward, Fei will focus on evaluation of social policies (e.g., health insurance), social epidemiology (e.g., health inequities), and poverty issues (e.g., food insecurity). He is advising graduate students and postdocs; strong candidates with similar research interests are encouraged to send in their CV.  

Select publications

1. Men F, Gundersen C, Urquia ML, Tarasuk V. Association between household food insecurity and mortality in Canada: a population-based retrospective cohort study. CMAJ. 2020 Jan;192 (3) E53-E60. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.190385

2. Men F, Gundersen C, Urquia ML, Tarasuk V. Food insecurity is associated with higher health care use and costs among Canadian adults. Health Affairs. 2020 Aug;39(8):1377-1385. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2019.01637

3.Men F, Fafard St-Germain AA, Ross K, Remtulla R, Tarasuk V. Effect of Canada Child Benefit on food insecurity: a propensity score−matched analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2023 Feb 18. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2023.01.027

4. Men F, Elgar FJ, Tarasuk V. Food insecurity is associated with mental health problems among Canadian youth. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2021 Feb. doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216149.

5.Men F, Urquia ML, Tarasuk V. The role of provincial social policies and economic environments in shaping food insecurity among Canadian families with children. Preventive Medicine. 2021 Jun;148:106558. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106558

6. Men F, Tarasuk V. Employment Insurance may mitigate impact of unemployment on food security: analysis on a propensity-score matched sample from the Canadian Income Survey. Preventive Medicine. 2023 Mar 7:107475. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107475

7. Men F, Tarasuk V. Classification differences in food insecurity measures between the US and Canada: Practical implications to trend monitoring and health research. The Journal of Nutrition. 2022 Jan. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab447

8. Men F, Tarasuk V. Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic: food charity, government assistance, and employment. Canadian Public Policy. 2021 Jun 19;47(2):202-230. doi: 10.3138/cpp.2021-001

9. Men F, Fischer B, Urquia ML, Tarasuk V. Food insecurity, chronic pain, and use of prescription opioids. SSM – Population Health. 2021 Mar. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100768

10. Men F, Urquia ML, Tarasuk V. Examining the relationship between food insecurity and causes of injury in Canadian adults and adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2021 Aug;21:1557. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11610-1