Welcome to my webpage!
I am an Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies and a faculty member in the Psychology Graduate Group at the University of California at Davis. I received my B.S. degree in Psychology from Fudan University in China, and my master degree in Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University.
I conduct research on statistical methods for analyzing intensive longitudinal data, in particular in the frameworks of multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, and functional data analysis. My recent projects involve developing and applying new methods to model dyadic (e.g., couples, patient-therapist dyads, parent-child dyads) interactions using physiological, observational, and/or daily diary data, as well as their implications on health and well-being.
Currently I serve as an Associate Editor for Psychological Methods, and reviewer for a number of journals in methodology, developmental research, and family studies, such as Psychometrika, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Developmental Psychology, and Journal of Family Psychology.
My lab is always looking for motivated and talented students to join our research projects, especially those who are interested in quantitative methods. To contact me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.