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Associate Director, Teaching and Learning, Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Biographical details
Dr Zhang is a senior lecturer at School of Public Health, University of Sydney. She works as an epidemiologist and teaches public health in Australia and China. She has been awarded several prestigious fellowships, e.g. the NHMRC Australian-based Public Health Training Fellowship and the Endeavour Australian Cheung Kong Research Fellowship. Ying is a Chief Investigator of several national and international research projects.

Research interests
Ying has conducted epidemiological studies in Australia and internationally. She has three main research areas: 1) climate change and population health, including environmental health impact assessment from climate change/ heat waves and building resilient communities for vulnerable populations to better adapt to climate change and extremes; 2) pharmaco-epidemiological studies on the quality use of medicines for the elderly with multiple morbidities; 3) multi-disciplinary projects for global health education and research that could contribute to a sustainable future.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney


  • 2018 
    Master of Education, University of Sydney
  • 2012 
    Master of Sustainability, University of Adelaide
  • 2007 
    PhD, University of Adelaide
  • 2002 
    Master of Medical Science, Shandong University, China
  • 1999 
    MD, Shandong Medical University, China

Professional Memberships

  • Board, Climate and Health Alliance Australia
  • Treasurer, Australasian Epidemiological Association
  • Capacity and Educational Committee, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology
  • Co-Chair, Asia Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Working Group on Environmental Health