Xiaoran Sun (孙潇然), Ph.D.

Xiaoran Sun (孙潇然)

Welcome to my website! I am a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Communication, and in the Stanford Data Science Scholar Program.

My current work is mainly involved with The Screenomics Lab and the Solutions Science Lab.

I obtained my PhD degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University in August 2019, with a graduate minor in Social Data Analytics.

My research involves:
(1) Family dynamics and adolescents’ and young adults’ positive development; for my postdoctoral work, I have a specific focus on the role of digital technology in family dynamics and its its implications for adolescent and young adult well-being;
(2) Computational social science, with a focus on utilizing large-scale and big data and machine learning methods to inform developmental and family research;
(3) Methodological approaches to analyzing dyadic family relationships, including parent-youth, sibling, and inter-parental relationships.

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Xiaoran Sun
Email: xbs5014@stanford.edu