Qiping Fan, DrPH, MS

Welcome to my website! 

My name is Qiping Fan, and I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences. I am a public health researcher with expertise in maternal and child health, mental health, machine learning applications in epidemiological studies, and digital health solutions for vulnerable populations. I received my Doctoral Degree in Public Health (DrPH) from Texas A&M University, my Master of Science (MS) Degree in Global Health from Duke University and my Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from Wuhan University. 

My professional experiences, training, and skills are also presented on Linkedin. My research activities can be found through ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

I am recruiting a doctoral student through the Ph.D. program in Applied Health Research & Evaluation at Clemson University. For collaborations/inquiries, contact me at qipingf@clemson.edu.

I received a Master of Science Degree in Global Health from Duke University, where I studied epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis, comparative health systems, maternal and child health, and mental health. I researched postpartum depression in Sri Lanka as the principal investigator, collaborated on research about hypertension management in Nepal in a community-based setting, and examined maternal health service disparities in Ethiopia using national datasets. I received my Doctoral degree in Public Health (DrPH) from Texas A&M University with training in health behaviors, survival analysis, meta-analysis, policy analysis, public health practice, leadership, community health development, intervention design, and program evaluation. I have been involved in multiple research projects on mental health, maternal and child health, rural health, substance use, racial/ethnic minority health, and health solutions for people living with dementia. These projects have been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Institute on Aging, and Texas A&M University.  I also interned or volunteered in multiple public sectors, private sectors, companies, NGOs, and higher education institutions.  

Education

Doctoral of Public Health, Public Health Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2019-2023

Master of Science in Global Health, Duke University, 2017-2019

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Wuhan University, 2013-2017

More about me 

As a first-generation college student, I can relate to the financial, mental, and physical challenges that people often face. I find great joy in helping my loved ones and being grateful for the support I've received on my own journey. In 2020 and 2023, my two cats became a cherished part of my family, bringing me comfort during times of uncertainty. Exploring national parks also helps me find solace.

Fun fact: In Sri Lanka, I spent a week for meditation in a rural mountain meditation center—no electricity, no internet, no air-conditioning.