I have my bachelor and master degree obtained from Environmental School, Nanjing University and my PhD degree from the Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland. With an interdisciplinary background, I have a vision of my research which could embody the interaction between social-economic activities and natural systems. I am broadly interested in exploring how the human behavior affects the natural environment, and in examining how policy can lead to consumer behavior change that improves sustainability. Currently, I focus on investigating how the food consumption patterns result in specific interconnected environmental and health impacts and what are the opportunities and challenges in realizing dietary sustainability. My other branch of studies concerns empirically examining the effect of climate change and air pollution on human activities such as driving and tourism, as well as the effectiveness of environmental and energy policies at the micro level.