Jing is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Várdduo – Centre for Sami Research at The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Umeå University, Sweden. She was a trained mathematical modeller in public health and a physicist with two PhDs, one in Public Health (Umeå University 2018, Climate Change and Infectious Diseases/Vectors) and one in Physics (University of Michigan 1989, Quantum Optics). Jing has published 81 scientific articles in physics (63), public health (16), and Indigenous research (2). Jing was formerly a Physics professor at California State University Long Beach with 24 years of physics research. Her current research is 1) Sámi Traditional Healing and 2) understanding Sámi spiritual healing from quantum physics. Her main research interests are Arctic well-being with focus on integration of scientific research and traditional knowledge of Indigenous people and Chinese medicine.
Her previous research in public health was to study the relationship between climate change and health. She developed mathematical models for vector-borne disease (dengue) and Aedes mosquitoes, and their future projections under various climate change scenarios to support climate mitigation. She was born and grown up in China, and lived in USA for 20 years before moving to Sweden in 2004. She also has experience in Chinese medicine in the area of disease prevention and lifestyle consultation. In addition, she gives public lecturer/workshops on promoting well-being from body, mind and spirit.