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Service

To the Department of Sociology

2021-22 Member, Website, Publicity, Speakers, and Nominations Committee
2019-21 Director of Graduate Studies, Chair of the Graduate Program Committee
2018 Member, Expertise Survey Committee
2017-22 Member, Junior Faculty Mentoring Committee
2016-19 Member, Faculty Search Committee
2016-17 Member, Nominations, Awards, and Publicity Committee
2016- Contact for academic collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China
2015-16 Co-chair, Speakers Committee
2015 Member, Strategic Plan Committee on Cross-Teaching Initiatives
2013-15 Member, Graduate Program Committee
2013 Guest Lecturer on medical sociology for Introduction to Sociology
2011-12 Member, RWJF Assistant Professor Search Committee
2010-11 Member, Undergraduate Program Committee
2009- Faculty major/minor advisor
2009-10 Faculty mentor for first-year graduate student

To the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society

2021-22 Member, Junior Faculty Mentoring Committee
2018-19 Member, Colloquium Committee
2016-17 Member, Faculty Search Committee
2015- Contact for academic collaboration with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China
2009-10 Member, Director Search Committee
2009-12 Faculty major advisor

To the College and University

2023-24 Member, Internal Awards Review Committee, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research
2021-22 Member, Junior Advisory Review Committee, College of Arts and Science
2021-22 Member, Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Science
2021 Member, the Provost’s Graduate Fellowship Committee, the Graduate School
2020 Expert speaker, the 2020 Game Plan for Your Health video, “Connectedness: Some Assembly Required” (Watch it on YouTube), Health and Wellness
2019- Member, Subcommittee for International Research and Engagement, Vanderbilt University Research Council
2019 Faculty Senate Representative (Social Sciences)
2019 Member, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Faculty Senate
2019 Faculty expert, “Talk about It: A Dinner on Mental Health,” Asian American Student Association
2019 Faculty visitor, Sutherland House, the Commons
2019 Panelist, Meeting on Teaching, Difference, and Power, Center for Teaching
2019 Co-host, Finalist Visit, Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
2018-19 Member, the Search Committee for Dean of The Ingram Commons, the Office of Provost
2018-19 Member, the Committee on Educational Program, College of Arts and Science
2018 Moderator, Vanderbilt China Forum, Global China Connection
2017-19 Member, Faculty Council, College of Arts and Science
2017- Data Science Champion for Sociology, “Data Science Vision,” TIPS
2017 Co-host, Finalist Visit, Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
2017 Host, teaching visit, Center for Teaching
2016-17 Member, Program in Career Development (PCD) Advisory Board, College of Arts and Science
2016 Symposium on “Academia,” the STEAM Factory at the Ohio State University
2016-17 Co-faculty adviser, Gift of Life at VU
2015-18 Member, Admissions Committee, College of Arts and Science
2014 Discussion Leader, International Lens film series
2013- Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows Meeting, Center for Teaching
2011 “Social Models for Accomplishing Our Mission” DesignShop, Vanderbilt Center for Better Health
2010 Guest lecturer on social capital for Social Network Analysis (Professor Kimberly D. Bess), Peabody College of Education and Human Development
2009 Consultation session with the job candidate for the assistant director position, Center for Teaching
2009 Research study design studio consultation (Dr. Sabina Gesell), Medical Center

To Other Universities

2017- Academic contact, Hong Kong Baptist University
2016 Consultation on social networks, the STEAM Factory at the Ohio State University

To the Discipline and Academia

2022 Mentor, the Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility, ASA
2022 Session Organizer and Presider, the Sunbelt Conference of INSNA
2021-23 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Health and Social Behavior
2021-23  Council Member, the Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity, ASA
2021-22  Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue of Work and Occupations
2020-21 Member, Future Conferences Committee, IARR
2020  Session Organizer and Presider, the Sunbelt Conference of INSNA
2020  Session Organizer, the Sunbelt Conference of ASA
2019 Mentor, the Section on Sociology of Mental Health and the Section on Social Psychology, ASA
2019 Table presider, the Annual Conference of ASA
2019 Medical Sociology Table Host and Session Presider, SSS
2018-20 Nominations Committee Chair, the Section on Sociology of Mental Health, ASA
2018-19 Mentor, the Section on Asia and Asian America, ASA
2018- Treasurer and Annual Conference Organizer, ICSA
2017-19 Editorial Board Member, Social Psychology Quarterly
2017  Treasurer, Annual Conference Organizer, Election Committee, and Session Presider, NACSA
2017 Session Organizer and Presider, the Sunbelt Conference of INSAN
2016-  Editorial Board Member, Work and Occupations
2016-  Editorial Board Member, Chinese Sociological Review
2015 Session Presider, the Annual Conference of ASA
2015 Member, Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, Society and Mental Health Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems
2008/14 Table Presider, the Annual Conference of ASA
2007-08 Editorial Assistant, Economic Sociology Section Newsletter, Accounts, ASA
Reviewer  National Science Foundation
 Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
   University of Colorado-Denver
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
 American Sociological Review 
   American Journal of Sociology 
   British Journal of Sociology 
   Chinese Sociological Review
   Comparative Sociology 
   Current Sociology 
   Demographic Research 
   Demography 
   European Sociological Review 
   Gender & Society 
   International Journal of Comparative Sociology
   International Sociology 
   Journal of Comparative Family Studies 
   Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 
   Journal of Family Issues 
   Journal of Health and Social Behavior 
   Journal of Marriage and Family 
   Journal of Sport and Health 
    Journal of Sociological Studies 
   Network Science
   Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 
   Research in the Sociology of Work      
   Research on Aging
   Social Forces 
   Social Forum
   Social Networks (Award: Certificate of Reviewing)
   Social Problems   
   Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
   Social Psychology Quarterly
   Social Science & Medicine (Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing)
   Social Science & Medicine-Population Health (Award: Certificate of Reviewing)
   Social Science Quarterly 
   Social Science Research   (Award: Certificate of Reviewing)
   Society and Mental Health
   Sociological Methodology
   Sociological Perspectives 
   Sociology of Health and Illness  
   Socius
   The Sociological Quarterly 
   Work and Occupations

To the Community and Society

2022 Moderator, Film and Discussion, Kaili Blues, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
2020 Moderator, Film and Discussion, Asian Americans, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
2019 Consultation on social networks and health in the workplace, Reel (an App)
2016 Interpreter, Asian Fusion, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville
2013-14 Consultation on social networks and health lifestyle, Spire (a web-based social networking service)
2009 Consultation on social capital, the Pacific Foundation

Professional Memberships

American Sociological Association (ASA)
International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)
International Sociological Association (ISA)
International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA)
International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
North American Chinese Sociological Association
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)
Southern Sociological Society (SSS)