Yu Bin

Medical College

Professional Title

Associate professor



Contact Information


Peiyang Park Campus, No.135 Yaguan Road, Haihe Education Park


Brief Introduction

    Dr. Yu is an Associate Professor in Health Psychology at Institute of Applied Psychology, Tianjin University. His research is focused on the association between social isolation, loneliness and health among older adults, effects of social relationship quality on stress response. His interests extend to the development of methods to reduce the negative effects of social disconnection. Dr. Yu received his PhD from Nankai University and previously taught at Tianjin Medical University. He used to be an academic visitor at University College London and conducted research in collaboration with Prof. Andrew Steptoe from the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. Dr. Yu has published over 30 journal articles, most of which are related to the health impacts of social connections. He is currently in charge of a project (The National Social Science Fund of China) to investigate the impacts of social isolation on mental and physical health among Chinese older adults.

Research Interests
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Health Psychology
Professional Membership
  •  Member of WHO Technical Advisory Group on Social Connection
  • 中国心理学会生理心理专业委员会委员
  • BMC Geriatrics期刊编委
Positions & Employments
  • 2007.7-2014.12

    Department of Medical Humanities | Tianjin Medical University | Lecturer 
  • 2015.4-2017.4

    Nutritional Epidemiology Institute and School of Public Health | Tianjin Medical University | Postdoctoral Fellowships 
  • 2016.3-2017.3

    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care | University College London | Academic Visitor 
  • 2014.12-2021.9

    Institute of Psychology | Tianjin Medical University | Associate Professor 
  • 2021.9-Now

    Institute of Applied Psychology | Tianjin University | Associate Professor 
Academic Achievements