Dr. Peilei Fan is an associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning at School of Planning, Design, and Construction, Michigan State University (MSU). She also holds a joint research appointment at Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and is an adjunct faculty member of the Geography Department at MSU. She has a Ph.D. in Economic Development and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from MIT. Dr. Fan has served as a consultant/economist for United Nations University –World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Asian Development Bank. Dr. Fan's research focuses on urban environment, public health, innovation and economic development. Her research projects have been funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) (2 as PI and 2 as Co-PI). She was also a Core Fulbright US Scholar for 2017-2018 (Taipei and Shanghai). She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and been guest (co)editors for special issues of four academic journals. While she has researched on cities worldwide, she is interested in promoting economic development, urban environment, and public health of local communities in Michigan. Please see her detailed professional profile at https://msu.edu/~fanpeile/ and Google Scholar (search for Peilei Fan).