Jie Yin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Yin’s research interests lie in the cross-disciplinary field of urban planning/design and public health. He is now working on quantifying the health impacts of biophilic design and nature contact by using virtual reality, eye-tracking, bio-monitoring sensors and spatial analysis. Before coming to Harvard, he spent eight years working on eco-city theory and rural sustainable development at Tongji University and Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute. As a certified urban planner in China, Dr. Yin has led several award-winning projects on environmental planning, urban/rural design, land-use planning and community design. Dr. Yin holds Ph.D. and S.M. degrees in Environmental Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a M.Eng. degree in Urban Planning and Design from Tongji University.