My research interest is situated at the intersection of interplay betweenindividual and context, methodology, and prevention/intervention. I am passionate about applying innovative methods to investigate how the transactional dynamic processes between individuals and their developmental contexts foster individual competence, social-emotional well-being, relationship health, and positive development in general. In addition, I am enthusiastic about applying those knowledge and advanced methods to inform prevention/intervention design and implementation to promote individual well-being in real life.
Substantively, I am especially interested in adolescent development in the complex family system dynamics (i.e. interaction processes among more than two family members that are captured at multiple time scales). I am also interested in looking beyond the family system and get a more comprehensive understanding of how adolescents develop in multiple systems dynamics by additionally incorporate other ecological contexts (e.g., school, peer, and culture) in research. Methodologically, I am particularly interested in 1) mixture modeling (e.g. LCA, LPA, LTA) from person-centered approach that acknowledges individual differences, 2) multilevel modeling (MLM) that accounts for factors from different levels of contexts, 3) time-varying effect modeling (TVEM) that enables the estimation of dynamic associations across time, and 4) structural equation modeling (SEM) and dynamic system modeling that capture transactional process and system dynamics in complex data structure. Google Scholar ResearchGate