I'm a sociologist-demographer trained in the policy school at Duke University. My research interests lie at the intersection of mortality and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. Besides my methodological pieces, my research provides empirical evidence for development in China.
Mortality and Aging. How early-life conditions affect later-life mortality risks. The age-period-cohort effect on overall and cause-specific mortality in the United States. Public Policy and Gender Inequality in Contemporary China. Chinese divorce laws and women's welfare. Chinese retirement policies and the elderly's well-being. Social Stratification. Consequences of social mobility. The association of life trajectories across generations.
Methodologically, I'm interested in: Bayesian Demography. Bayesian demographic modeling and forecasting. Bayesian approaches to make Multi-state life tables using survey data. Bayesian estimation of discrete choice models. Causal inference. Quasi-Experimental design.