I am Yiyue Huangfu (皇甫怡悦), an assistant professor at School of Humanities and Social Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the Department of Sociology at University of Wisconsin - Madison. 

I am a social demographer, with interests in inequality, migration, and aging. Much of my current work is substantively focused on the causes, consequences, and contingencies of internal migration in China. 


A second major strand of my research examines the welfare of elderly populations and the production of health across the life course. I draw on theories in demography, life course, and population genetics to investigate the relationship between social environment, population health, and human physiology. 


Using demographic, statistical, and econometric methods, my research illustrates how societal change and demographic shifts interact to produce consequences both at the population-level and for the wellbeing of individuals and families. My research focuses on two major domains: (1) migration and social inequality in China; and (2) aging, health, and life course. 

Find out more about my research here

  • ·       Huangfu, Yiyue, Alberto Palloni, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, and Mary McEniry, 2023. Gene-environment interactions and the case of body mass index and obesity: How much do they matter? PNAS nexus, 2(7), pp 213-pp 213.

    ·      Beltrán-Sánchez, Hiram, Alberto Palloni, Yiyue Huangfu, and Mary McEniry, 2022. Modeling Biological Age and its Link with the Aging Process, PNAS Nexus, 1(3) 2022, pp. 135.

    ·       Huangfu, Yiyue and Jenna Nobles, 2022. Intergenerational Support During the Rise of Mobile Communication in Indonesia. Demographic Research, 46, pp.1065-1108.

    ·       Beltrán-Sánchez, Hiram, Alberto Palloni, Yiyue Huangfu, and Mary McEniry, 2021. Population-level Impact of Adverse Early Life Conditions on Adult Healthy Life Expectancy in Low-and Middle-Income Countries. Population Studies, pp.1-18.

    ·       Palloni, Alberto, Mary McEniry, Yiyue Huangfu, and Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez. 2020. Impacts of the 1918 Flu on Survivors' Nutritional Status: A Double Quasi-Natural Experiment. PLOS ONE, 15(10), 2020.

    ·       Wong, Yin-Ling Irene, Yiyue Huangfu, and Trevor Hadley. 2018. Place and Community Inclusion: Locational Patterns of Supportive Housing for People with Intellectual Disability and People with Psychiatric Disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 83, pp.108-119.