I'm an assistant professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Global Health in Yale School of Public Health, faculty fellow at Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies and Department of Economics. My areas of interest are Health Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics, Social Interactions and Networks, Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Methods. Specifically, my research focuses on three areas: 1) social interactions and networks; 2) early child development; and 3) socioeconomic status competition and individual well-being.
Closely working together with researchers from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), I'm currently engaging in developing and implementing a longitudinal survey and unique social network data collection in rural western China. Building upon the existing literature, my research relies on long-term field observations and primary data collection experiences. I'm serving as a consultant for United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and an external reviewer for United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). I've been affiliated with Cornell Population Center (CPC) and Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences (ISS).