Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Yingling Fan holds the title McKnight Land-Grant Professor—a special award that recognizes and honors the University of Minnesota’s most promising junior faculty—at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Fan studies the health and social impacts of urban land use, growth management, and transit improvement. She has a Ph.D. in City Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her recent work focuses on employment accessibility and social mobility, regional economic competitiveness, transit development, along with access to green space and opportunities for healthy physical activity, all informed by a strong social equity perspective.