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.
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.