Ping Chen, PhD, is an advanced research scientist and social science research methodologist at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. With interdisciplinary experience in social science and epidemiology, she specializes in conducting research to understand social, environmental, behavioral, and biological linkages in developmental and long-term health trajectories. She is also interested in taking an integrative approach to study the social, behavioral, and biological contexts for mental health development throughout the life course. She is an advanced methodologist who is interested in statistical modelling of longitudinal and multilevel data, and survey methodologist who specializes in complex survey data analysis and weighting.
Primary Research Interests and Expertise:
- Social, Behavioral, Biological Linkages of Mental Health across the Life Course
- Social, Biological, and Behavioral Factors and Long-Term Health Disparities
- Life Course and Aging Study
- Well-Being of Immigrants Descendants and Children of Racial/Ethnic Minorities
- Applied Statistics of Longitudinal and Multilevel Models
- Complex Survey Methodology and Weighting