Yan Bai is a consultant to the Development Data Group of the World Bank and an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University in China. He is specialized in food and nutrition security and food price research and is a core member of the Food Prices for Nutrition project. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition. Before joining the Friedman School, Yan earned his master's degree in international business (MIB) at Tufts’ Fletcher School, focusing on international finance and global health studies. Prior to his graduate education, Yan worked as an investment analyst at IFC and the Rothschild Group, where he acquired industry experiences in healthcare, life sciences, and agriculture sectors. Yan also holds a master's degree in economics from Tufts and bachelor's degrees in chemistry and economics from Peking University in China.