Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
Dr. Felix Cheung joined the School of Public Health as a Research Assistant Professor in June 2017. Before joining the School of Public Health, Dr. Cheung received his PhD in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2016 and completed postdoctoral training in Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include individual, familial, and societal predictors of mental health, with a particular focus on mental well-being (e.g., life satisfaction). His recent projects examine how economic (e.g., income inequality, income redistribution, and income mobility) and political factors (e.g., social unrest, terrorist attacks, civil wars) are associated with mental well-being.
Cheung F. Income redistribution predicts greater life satisfaction across individual, national, and cultural characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (in press).
Cheung F, Lucas RE. Income inequality is associated with stronger social comparison effects: The effect of relative income on life satisfaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2016;110 (2):332-41.
Open Science Collaboration. Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science 2015 ;349(6251):aac4716. (Equal contribution with 269 authors)
Cheung F, Lucas RE. Assessing the validity of single-item life satisfaction measures: Results from three large samples. Quality of Life Research 2014;23(10):2809-18.
Cheung F. Can income inequality be associated with positive outcomes? Hope mediates the positive inequality–happiness link in rural China. Social Psychological and Personality Science 2016;7(4):320-30.