About Me

Hello, and welcome to my professional biography. My journey through medicine, biostatistics, and informatics has been extensive and rewarding, leading me to my current position as a Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University.

Professional Biography

Embarking on my professional journey as a physician, my inquisitive nature led me toward the path of research, where I could delve into the intricacies of health disparities and devise strategies to bridge these gaps. Through my Equity Bone Lab, I’ve championed groundbreaking projects in osteoporosis research, leveraging the potential of big data, machine learning, and genomics to redefine healthcare equity. The cornerstone of my research lies in devising personalized precision medicine tools to improve osteoporosis diagnosis and fracture risk assessment, especially among minority women. The scope of my collaborative research extends beyond osteoporosis, having been involved in numerous multidisciplinary projects to solve pressing scientific challenges in various clinical fields.

Educational Background

  • Wannan Medical College, Wuhu, China | MBBS, Clinical Medicine |
  • Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China | MS, Human Physiology |
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA | MSPH, Biostatistics, Public Health |
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA | ScD, Biostatistics, Epidemiology |
  • National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD | Translational Health Disparities |
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA | Computational Genomics |
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD | Bioinformatics Analysis |


Having served in various esteemed institutions, my career is adorned with numerous honors and awards recognizing my contributions to science and healthcare. Here are some highlights:

  • Professor (2021 – Present) | Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Professor (2021 – 2022) | School of Public Health, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), NV
  • Associate Professor (2015 – 2021) | School of Public Health, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
  • Assistant Professor (2010 – 2015) | College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Excellent Research Award in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UNLV (2021)
  • Lifetime Member, International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (2019)
  • Faculty Opportunity Award, Office of Vice President for Research, UNLV (2018)
  • Faculty Top Tier Award for Doctoral Graduate RA, UNLV (2017)
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Each honor and position held has been a steppingstone toward achieving my goal of reducing healthcare disparities and improving patient care through personalized medicine. My life in academia and research is a testament to the endless possibilities at the intersection of medicine, statistics, and informatics.