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Name: Suiqiong Fan


Position: Research and Synthesis Analytical Coordinator


Suiqiong joined the DEPRESSD team as a Research Synthesis Analytical Coordinator in June 2021. She finished her master’s degree in Public Health at McGill University and her bachelor’s degree in Global Health at Wuhan University. Her previous research focused on women’s health. During her master’s, she worked with Dr. Alissa Koski on a systematic review about the health effects of child marriage, and an independent study about the prevalence of child marriage in mainland China. She is interested in epidemiological methods, data analysis, and knowledge synthesis. In Fall 2023, she is starting her PhD in Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia with a focus on social epidemiology.


  1. Four Year Fellowship. The University of British Columbia. 2023-2027

  2. Doctoral Training Award. Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé. 2023-2027 (Declined)

  3. President's Academic Excellence Initiative Award. The University of British Columbia. 2023

  4. Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Awards. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University. 2021

  5. National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation Grant. Chinese Ministry of Education. 2018

  6. Full Scholarship for the Global Learning Semester program. Duke Kunshan University. 2017

  7. First-class Scholarship. Wuhan University. 2016 & 2017



  1. Fan S, Qian Y, Koski A. Child marriage in mainland China. Studies in Family Planning. 2022;53(1):23–42.

  2. Fan S, Koski A. The health consequences of child marriage: a systematic review of the evidence. BMC Public Health. 2022;22(1):1–17.

  3. Sun Y, Wu Y, Fan S, Santo TD, Li L, Jiang X, et al. Comparison of mental health symptoms before and during the covid-19 pandemic: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis of 134 cohorts. BMJ. 2023;380:e074224. 

  4. Wu Y, Levis B, Daray F, Ioannidis JPA, Patten SB, Cuijpers P, Ziegelstein RC, Gilbody S, Fischer FH, Fan S, Sun Y, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Comparison of the accuracy of the 7-item HADS Depression subscale and 14-item total HADS for screening for major depression: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychological Assessment. 2023;35(2):95-114.

  5. Tasleem A, Wang Y, LK, Jiang X, Krishnan A, He C, Sun Y, Wu Y, Fan S, Boruff JT, Markham S, Rice DB, Bonardi O, Dal Santo T, LL, Thombs-Vite I, Agic B, Fahim C, Martin MS, Sockalingam S, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Effects of mental health interventions among people hospitalized with COVID-19 infection: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2022;70:40-68.

  6. Zhang B, Yu T, Chen Q, Wellings K, Oniffrey TM, Ma J, Huang L, Fan S, Ma L, LR, Zou Y. Early menarche and its relationship to paternal migrant work among middle-school-aged students in China. Journal of Biosocial Science. 2020;52(1):108–16.

  7. Zhang B, Nian Y, Palmer M, Chen Q, Wellings K, Oniffrey TM, Yu T, Huang L, Fan S, Du Y, He S, Zou Y. An ecological perspective on risk factors for repeat induced abortion in China. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. 2018;18:43–7. 



  1. Fan S, Qian Y, Koski A. Child marriage in mainland China. Canadian Population Society 2021 Annual Meeting; 2021 May 18;Virtual. 

  2. Fan S, Li K, Li L, Tasleem A, Jiang X, Dal Santo T, Wu Y, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Usefulness of mental health trials during COVID 19: evidence from an ongoing living systematic review. 2023 Biennial Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference; 2023 Jun 27; Halifax.

  3. Fan S, Koski A. The health consequences of child marriage: a systematic review of the evidence. Departmental Research Day of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University; 2021 March 12; Virtual.

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