I am an environmental health scientist and urban planner. I am now a Yerby Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. My research interests lie in the cross-disciplinary field of urban planning/design and public health. My work addresses how bringing natural elements into built environments at different spatial scales (i.e. building, city, and region) affects human health and wellbeing. I developed a research platform to quantify the health impacts of biophilic design and nature contact by using virtual reality, eye-tracking, bio-monitoring sensors. Before coming to Harvard, I spent four years working on environmental planning and ecological design at Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute in China. As a certified urban planner, I have led several award-winning projects on environmental planning, urban/rural design, land-use planning and community design. I hold Ph.D. in Population Health Sciences and S.M. in Environmental Health from Harvard University and a M.Eng. degree in Urban Planning and Design from Tongji University.