Jin Han

Jin Han
Assistant Professor of Global Public Health

Jin Han is an Assistant Professor of Global Public Health, and a faculty affiliate in the Center for Global Health Equity at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Jin served as a Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Jin’s research focuses on advancing the understanding of using digital technology (e.g., smartphone applications, social media, digital arts) to predict and prevent mental disorders while promoting mental well-being within the general population, with a special focus on young people and migrants. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, her research encompasses various methodological strategies, including epidemiologic surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, clinical trials, and ecological momentary assessments. This work is supported by grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and several private foundations. Jin also serves as an Associated Editor for the journals Trials, BMC Psychiatry, and Frontiers in Digital Health and acts on the editorial board of the Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention.


Select Publications

  • Han Jin, Wong I, Christensen H, Batterham PJ. (2022). Resilience to suicidal behaviour in young adults: cross-sectional study. Scientific Reports, 12, 11419.

  • Torok M, Han Jin, McGillivray L, Wong Q, Werner-Seidler A, O’Dea B, Calear A, Christensen H. (2022). The effect of a therapeutic smartphone application on suicidal ideation in young adults: Findings from a randomized controlled trial in Australia. PloS Medicine, 19(5), e1003978.

  • O’Dea B, Han Jin, Batterham PJ, Achilles MR, Calear AL, Werner-Seidler A, Parker B, Shand F, Christensen H. (2020). Evaluating the acceptability and effectiveness of a relationship-focussed mobile phone application for improving adolescent. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 61(8), 899-913.

  • Han Jin, Torok M, Gale N, Wong Q, Werner-Seidler A, Hetrick S, Christensen H. (2019). Use of Web Conferencing Technology for Conducting Online Focus Groups Among Young People with Lived Experience of Suicidal Thoughts: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Mental Health, 6(10), e14191.

  • Han Jin, Batterham PJ, Calear AL, Wu Y, Xue J, Van Spijker BA. (2018). Development and pilot evaluation of an online psychoeducational program for suicide prevention among university students: A randomised controlled trial. Internet Interventions, 12, 111-120.



  • PhD
    Australian National University  


Research Interests

  • Digital Mental Health 

  • Migrant Health 

  • Culture and Health

  • Suicide Prevention