Linying Hu entered the PhD program in Anthropology in fall 2017. She holds an MA degree in Education from Shandong Normal University and a PhD in Ethics from Renmin University of China. She has joined the programs of public health ethics and research ethics in Harvard School of Public Health in 2004 and 2010. She had been teaching ethics and bioethics in Peking University Health Science Centre since 2003. She has been deeply involved in policy advocacy in fields of organ transplantation, mental health and medical professionalism in China.

Her research interests include psychiatric and psychological anthropology, gender and family, vulnerability, and ethics in China. In her doctoral research, she engages the emotional, moral and cultural crisis and conflicts along the gender line through investigating current discourses on postpartum depression in contemporary China. Senior Supervisor: Jie Yang. Committee Member: Cindy Patton.