nzhao [at] usc [dot] edu
Nan’s primary research interest is focused on the understanding of health and social well-being of multiethnic urban neighborhoods. Her recent work has concentrated on exploring the potential of narrative communication (e.g., identification and involvement), cultural level factors (e.g., social norms), and community storytelling network in reducing health disparities. She is also interested in innovative applications of media technologies in health interventions and campaigns, especially in resource-limited developing countries. Before coming to Los Angeles, Nan received her bachelor's degree in Public Health from Peking University Health Science Center (former Beijing Medical University), and a Master in Public Health with a Certificate in Global Health from University of Michigan, majoring in health education and health behavior. She also worked at the National Center for Women and Children's Health, China CDC from 2003 to 2007, playing a key role in several national projects targeting pressing reproductive health issues among vulnerable populations.