About Dr. An

Ruopeng An

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Who AM I?

I am a tenured associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, having previously held tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With over 200 peer-reviewed journal publications, I am recognized as one of Elsevier’s top 2% most cited scientists worldwide. I hold the distinction of being a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and the American Academy of Health Behavior.

Media Coverage

My research has garnered attention from major media outlets, such as TIME, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Reuters, USA Today, Bloomberg, Forbes, the Atlantic, the Guardian, FOX, NPR, and CNN.


I inform health policy and research, contributing to research grants and expert panels for government agencies such as NIH, CDC, NSF, HHS, USDA, and the French National Research Agency. My consulting extends to public and private organizations, such as WHO, CDC, HHS, RTI International, OpenAI, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen Foundation, Discovery, American Egg Board, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, and the University of Michigan.


My teaching portfolio includes applied artificial intelligence and data science, systematic review and meta-analysis, biostatistics, and health data analysis. My commitment to education is reflected in my consistently high student evaluations, placing me in the top 10% of university faculty for teaching excellence.

Certificate Programs

At Washington University in St. Louis, I founded and chair the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics for Public Health Certificate program and the Artificial Intelligence Applications for Health Data Advanced Learning Certificate program.

Interest Group

I established the AI Interest Group, a dynamic collaboration of master’s and doctoral students, colleagues, and researchers from various universities and institutions. This group convenes bi-weekly to present and discuss the latest developments and applications in AI technology, with a steadfast focus on practicality and implementation.