Dr. Xi Pan is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Texas State University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Gerontology from Miami University. Prior to joining Texas State, Dr. Pan was a postdoctoral fellow of Public Health at Clemson University and an embedded scholar of the Department of Geriatrics at Greenville Health System, South Carolina. Dr. Pan is a gerontologist and her research focuses on age-related chronic diseases, aging and public health, and health disparities. Her key emphasis is on investigating social, environmental, biological, and behavioral determinants of cognitive health and well-being in later life and racial/ethnic minorities using advanced quantitative methods. Dr. Pan’s research interests also include non-pharmacological interventions on dementia prevention and management as well as dementia caregiver health. Findings from Dr. Pan’s work have revealed racial, behavioral, and social disparities in cognitive health, environmental determinants of cognitive decline in racial/ethnic minority older adults, and effectiveness of person-centered interventions on reducing caregiver stress. In 2019, Dr. Pan was selected to participate as a scholar of Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) hosted by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Dr. Pan is also an NIH Early Career reviewer. In 2016, Dr. Pan received the travel award from the 23th RAND Summer Institute.