Chunyan Li

Chunyan Li

Doctoral Student
Department of Health Behavior


I am a trained social and behavioral researcher who seeks to apply socially innovative and community-engaged approaches to promote public health in global settings. My research activities include: using qualitative and quantitative approaches to assess health needs among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM); developing and testing Internet-based interventions to improve HIV/sexual health care continuum; and organizing crowdsourcing contests (e.g., hackathon, open contest) to generate social innovation for pressing health challenges directly from the target user communities.

Research Activities

 - Digital Health
 - Social Innovation
 - HIV
 - Sexual Health
 - LGBTQ Health


  • PhD, Health Behavior, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2022
  • MSc, Health Policy and Management, Peking University-China, 2017
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Peking University-China, 2015