Hope Xu Yan is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of expertise include health and health disparities, race/ethnicity, gender, parenting, children, family, and quantitative methods. Her research centers on how social inequalities in health and well-being are (re)produced within families and through workplace dynamics. One line of her work explores racial-ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in women's health and children’s outcomes. Another focus of her research is gender inequalities and women's well-being in India and China. She also studies health inequalities based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Her work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in American Sociological Review, Demography, Social Science & Medicine, Society and Mental Health, Feminist Economics, and others (Google Scholar, ResearchGate)Prior to attending the University of Maryland, she worked for the China Family Panel Studies (CFPS).


  • MS
    Gender (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA
    International Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
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