His research interests lie in the areas of aging, health inequalities, social networks, family, and quantitative & computational methods. He has a broad background in sociology, gerontology, and statistics, with specific training and expertise in adopting a life course perspective to examine social determinants of health. He is currently doing research using network analysis to understand whether enriching social relations can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

PhD, Purdue University, Sociology and Gerontology, 2019
MS, Purdue University, Sociology, 2015
MS, Southwestern University of Finance & Economics, China, Population Science, 2013
BS, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, Logistics, 2010