I am a Ph.D. student in sociology and science studies at University of California, San Diego. Broadly speaking, I am interested in social classification and quantification of people. I am a mixed methods researcher, with a rich experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Right now I am working on several projects examining different classification situations, from credit score systems to global health classification "men who have sex with men (MSM)."

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. With my co-authors, I have published 25 HIV/AIDS related 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 100 citations.  You can find details of my publications in the research page or my Google Scholar page.

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.

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