I am a postdoc research scientist at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Demography of Health and Aging.
My research agenda focuses on family demography, population
health, aging & life course, and gender & sexuality. I am particularly
interested in examining how family relationships influence health outcomes
among aging population. My current research investigates the association
between parenthood (i.e., parental status, parent-child relationship, and
fertility history) and older adults’ risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related
Some of my work has been published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, The Gerontologist, Social Science & Medicine, SSM-Population Health, Annals of Epidemiology, Chinese Sociological Review, among other outlets (Google Scholar; Research Gate)
I earned a B.A. in sociology at China Agricultural University, a M.A. in sociology at University at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. at Michigan State University. At MSU, I was a coordinator for the Family and Population Health Laboratory (FPH).