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 methods researcher, with a rich experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. My 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 are the consequences?
With my co-authors, I have published 23 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Journal of the International AIDS Society, Journal of AIDS, Journal of Medical Internet Research, AIDS & Behaviors, and Global Public Health with more than 80 citations. You can find details of my publications in the research page or my Google Scholar page. I am currently working on a project examining Chinese gay men's perception of the public health classification "men who have sex with men (MSM)", alongside with other projects such as the power dynamic of stakeholder engagement practices in biomedical research under China's authoritarian regime and pink economy.
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 MSM. As a person who was born in the North China but lived in Guangzhou for six years, I developed a love for Cantonese food but only a limited skill of Cantonese.