Emma Zang, PhD

Strategist, China & the World

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Yale University

Emma Zang, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Yale University. As a demographer, her research interests lie at the intersection of health, family demography, and inequality. Her work aims to improve the understanding of how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes, social stratification and health, and spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes. Zang is also interested in developing and evaluating methods to model trajectories and life transitions to better understand how demographic and socioeconomic inequalities shape the health and well-being of individuals from life course perspectives.

Zang's work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Demography, Social Science & Medicine, Psychological Methods, Journal of Marriage and Family, and International Journal of Epidemiology. Her research has been reported by major media outlets in the United States, China, South Korea, and India, such as CNN, NBC, Bloomberg News, the Boston Globe, and ThePaper.cn (澎湃新闻).

She received her PhD in Public Policy and MA in Economics from Duke University. Zang is based in New Haven, Connecticut.

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