I am a Ph.D. student in Sociology/Science Studies at University of California, San Diego. I am interested in questions related to the knowledge production and performativity in global health, sexualities, social movements, and social determinants of health.

I am a mixed method researcher, with a rich experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. My previous and ongoing studies could be roughly summarized as 1) Why and how do people get HIV/AIDS, and what could we do to control it? and 2) How do people study HIV/AIDS and what is the consequences? As you can imagine, I am constantly struggling between the "practical" and "critical" orientations in my own research.

I have published 23 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Journal of the International AIDS Society, Journal of AIDS, Journal of Medical Internet ResearchAIDS & Behaviors, and Global Public Health with more than 70 citations. You can find details of my publications in the research page or my Google Scholar page.

Before my study at UC San Diego, I worked as a research assistant at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Project-China for two years, conducting public health studies and interventions toward Chinese gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). I had my undergraduate education in sociology at Sun Yat-sen University (China).

You can contact me through email at: chchliu [at] ucsd [dot] edu

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