Ying Chen

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Empirical Research Associate, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University

Ying Chen is an empirical research associate at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard. She obtained her doctoral degree in Social Epidemiology from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016, and completed her postdoctoral training in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard Chan School. Her research seeks to identify psychosocial assets and resources that help promote human flourishing, with a focus on social relationships and wellbeing among young people. Specifically, she has worked on the following areas including 1) positive parenting practices and child wellbeing, 2) religion, spirituality, and wellbeing, 3) constituents of human flourishing, and 4) psychological wellbeing and physical health.