Lan is a cultural historian of science and medicine. Her research centers on representing and visualizing the body in Chinese medicine and biomedicine throughout the 20th century. In particular, her dissertation compares how mapping areas of affected sensation and meridian tracts conflicted and cohered with testimonies of the body among physiologists in China, Britain, and the United States.
In her spare time, Lan is also a documentary filmmaker, collaborating with integrative practitioners in India, Brazil, and China. She is an alumna of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
epistemic practice, knowledge production, body mapping, embodiment, materiality, Chinese medicine, biomedicine