Xiangjun received her doctoral degree in public health (social and behavioral health) from the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno and her M.S. degree in human development psychology. Her training and work experience includes a history of reducing health risks and improving health outcomes in both clinical and research settings. Her research focuses on HIV prevention and care, substance use disorders, and social determinants of health. Her research includes promoting health behaviors, comorbidities (e.g. substance use, mental health, and HIV/AIDS), and health care utilization.