Research Interests: Health, social networks, neighborhoods, demography, families and youth, life course, computational sociology
Linda Zhao is a doctoral student in Sociology. She received a master's in Statistics from Harvard in 2017 and a bachelor's in Economics from Princeton in 2013. Her research is on how social contexts, such as personal networks and neighborhoods, shape health outcomes across the life course. Some of the specific health outcomes that she is investigating include risky behaviors, such as smoking and drug usage, as well as contraceptive usage, and birth or pregnancy outcomes. She has also worked on agent-based simulations of the spread of social behaviors in personal networks and hopes to apply her findings to empirical settings.
BA, Economics, Princeton University (2013)
AM, Statistics, Harvard University (2017)