Dr Ying Zhang

Lecturer
International Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9114 1417

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Biographical details

Ying has received two degrees from Shandong University, China (Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Medical Sciences) and two degrees from the University of Adelaide, Australia (PhD in Public Health, Master of Sustainability). 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 Early Career Fellowship and the Endeavour Australian Cheung Kong Research Fellowship. She joined the School of Public Health and China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in January 2013 as an academic staff for International Public Health.

Ying is currently an elected Council Member of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Asia Chapter. She is the Co-Chair of the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Working Group on Environmental Health.

Ying served as a keynote speaker at the 4th and 5th Asia-Paciific Conferences of Public Health in Vietnam (2013) and Korea (2014). She was the Co-Chair of the 1st and 2nd Global Conferences of Public Health in Sri Lanka. She was one of the selected participants of the Australian Academy of Science 2014 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank on Climate Change Challenges to Health.

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. Ying is a Chief Investigator of several national and international research projects. She is a registered primary supervisor of higher degree research candidates at the University of Sydney.

Teaching and supervision

Ying teaches and coordinates courses of the Master of International Public Health (MIPH) program at the School of Public Health, and of the Master of China Studies / Master of China Public Administration programs at the China Studies Centre. She also teaches short courses on epidemiology in several Chinese universities as an invited guest lecturer.

Associations

Current member of

the International Federation of Ageing (IFA)

the International Epidemiological Association (IEA)

the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)

the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)

the International Society of Biometeorology (ISB)

Awards and honours

Selected Awards/ Honors/Fellowships:

· NHMRC Public Health Training Fellowship (ID: 627049). Adaptation to climate change in Australian ageing population. AU$ 290,032. 2010-2014

· School of Public Health Academic Development Scheme, University of Sydney. AU$3,400. 2013

· Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship. Adaptation to climate change among the Chinese elderly. AU$23,500. 2012

· Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) Postdoctoral Award. AU$5,000. 2012

· South Australian Government Professional Development Award. AU$15,000. 2011

· Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum 2008, the Dragon Foundation, Hong Kong. 2008.

· Chinese Government Award for Outstanding PhD Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council. US$5,000. 2007.

· Travel Award, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure (ISEE/ISEA) Conference Committee, Paris, France. AU$4,000. 2006.

· Scholarship, the Earth System Science Partnership Open Science Conference Committee, Beijing, China. US$1,200. 2006.

· Student Bursary, the Australasian Epidemiological Association Annual Conference Committee. AU$500. 2005.

International links

Canada

(University of Calgary) Mentoring a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychiatry and Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

China

(School of Public Health, Peking University; Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)) Worked collaboratively on projects funded by the Australia-China Science and Research Fund

China

(School of Public Policy and Management, South-Central University for Nationalities; School of Public Health, Shandong University) Appointed co-supervisor for higher research postgraduate students; invited lecturer for short-courses

China

(Shandong University Climate Change and Health Center; School of Public Health, Shandong University) Ying's long-term collaboration with Shandong University has made significant contribution to the establishment of the Shandong University Climate Change and Health Center, the first such center in Chinese universities

Sri Lanka

(International Center for Research & Development) Being the Co-chair and a member of the international scientific committee of the International Conference on Global Public Health 2012 and 2014, Sri Lanka

Selected grants

2014

  • A pilot study to examine medication use and vunerability during extreme heat; Zhang Y; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2011

  • The unfolding story of the 2009 Adelaide heatwave: risk factors for mortality and morbidity; Zhang Y; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Grant.
  • Development Award; Zhang Y; South Australian Government/Professional Development Award.

2010

  • A retrospective study on the 2009 Adelaide heatwave; Zhang Y; University of Adelaide - Faculty of Health Sciences/Research Grant.
  • Adaptation to climate change in Australian ageing population; Zhang Y; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Public Health Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Hanson-Easey, S., Bi, P., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Zhang, Y., Hodgetts, K. (2013). Public understanding of climate change and adaptation in South Australia. Adelaide: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility NCCARF.

Book Chapters

  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J., Sun, Y., Jiang, B. (2012). Climate Variations and Malaria in China: Past, Present and Future. In Anna Margret Peterson, Gerald E. Calamandrei (Eds.), Malaria: Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatments, (pp. 193-213). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Jiang, B. (2011). Climate Variability and Population Health in China: Updated Knowledge, Challenges and Opportunities. In Juan Blanco, Houshang Kheradmand (Eds.), Climate Change-Socioeconomic Effects, (pp. 81-102). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers.
  • Zhang, Y., Cumliffe, D., Spencer, J., Humoage, A., Peng, B., Nina, A., Do Loc, G., Burch, M. (2010). Water Quality and Public Health. Adelaide: Water of a City, (pp. 359-382). Adelaide: University Of South Australia.
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate Change and Population Health. In Lawrence N. Peretz (Eds.), Climate Change Research Progress, (pp. 243-268). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

Journals

  • Gao, L., Zhang, Y., Jiang, B., Liu, Q., Zhou, M., Li, X., Ding, G. (2014). Meteorological variables and bacillary dysentery cases in changsha city, china. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(4), 697-704. [More Information]
  • Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Bi, P. (2014). Perception, attitude and behavior in relation to climate change: A survey among CDC health professionals in Shanxi province, China. Environmental Research, 134C, 301-308. [More Information]
  • Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Xue, S., Zhao, S., Bi, P. (2014). The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease Transmission: Perceptions of CDC Health Professionals in Shanxi Province, China. PLoS One, 9(10), e109476. [More Information]
  • Xia, T., Zhang, Y., Crabb, S., Shah, P. (2013). Cobenefits of Replacing Car Trips with Alternative Transportation: A Review of Evidence and Methodological Issues. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Cho, Y., Obayashi, Y., Arai, A., Tamashiro, H. (2013). Gender differences of suicide in Japan, 1947-2010. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(1), 325-330. [More Information]
  • Ding, G., Zhang, Y., Gao, L., Ma, W., Li, X., Liu, J., Liu, Q., Jiang, B. (2013). Quantitative analysis of burden of infectious diarrhea associated with floods in northwest of anhui province, china: a mixed method evaluation. PLoS One, 8(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Nitschke, M., Bi, P. (2013). Risk factors for direct heat-related hospitalization during the 2009 Adelaide heatwave: a case crossover study. Science of the Total Environment, 442, 1-5. [More Information]
  • Li, X., Kang, D., Zhang, Y., Wei, G., Liu, W., Fang, L., Yang, H., Cao, W. (2012). Epidemic trend of measles in Shandong Province, China, 1963-2005. Public Health, 126(12), 1017-1023. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2012). Projected burden of disease for Salmonella infection due to increased temperature in Australian temperate and subtropical regions. Environment International, 44(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Sun, Y., Hiller, J. (2012). Projected Years Lost due to Disabilities (YLDs) for bacillary dysentery related to increased temperature in temperate and subtropical cities of China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(2), 510-516. [More Information]
  • Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Zhang, Y., Bi, P. (2011). Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysis. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 10, 42-42. [More Information]
  • Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Ramsay, E., Preiss, A., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A., Caughey, G., Shakib, S., Esterman, A., Zhang, Y., et al (2011). Major bleeding risk associated with warfarin and co-medications in the elderly population. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 20(10), 1057-1063. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Vitry, A., Caughey, G., Roughead, E., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A., Shakib, S., McDermott, R. (2011). The association between co-morbidity and the use of antidiabetics or adjunctive cardiovascular medicines in Australian veterans with diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91(1), 115-120. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Chow, V., Vitry, A., Ryan, P., Roughead, E., Caughey, G., Ramsay, E., Gilbert, A., Esterman, A., Luszcz, M. (2010). Antidepressant use and depressive symptomatology among older people from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(3), 437-444. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2010). Climate variations and Salmonella infection in Australian subtropical and tropical regions. Science of the Total Environment, 408(3), 524-530. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A. (2010). Co-morbidity and the utilization of health care for Australian veterans with diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 27(1), 65-71. [More Information]
  • Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Preiss, A., Ryan, P., Ramsay, E., Gilbert, A., Caughey, G., Shakib, S., Esterman, A., Zhang, Y., et al (2010). Influence of comorbidities on therapeutic progression of diabetes treatment in Australian veterans: a cohort study. PLoS One, 5(11), e14024-e14024. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2010). Meteorological variables and malaria in a Chinese temperate city: A twenty-year time-series data analysis. Environment International, 36(5), 439-445. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Hiller, J., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., Givney, R. (2009). Climate variability and Ross River virus infections in Riverland, South Australia, 1992-2004. Epidemiology and Infection, 137(10), 1486-1493. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate change and the transmission of vector-borne diseases: a review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 20(1), 64-76. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate variations and salmonellosis transmission in Adelaide, South Australia: a comparison between regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology, 52(3), 179-187. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P. (2008). Commentary on the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases. Chinese Journal of Health Education, 24(10), 781-783.
  • Vitry, A., Zhang, Y. (2008). Quality of Australian clinical guidelines and relevance to the care of older people with multiple comorbid conditions. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(7), 360-365. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., Parton, K. (2008). Weather and notified Campylobacter infections in temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia: an ecological study. Journal of Infection, 57(4), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Weather and the transmission of bacillary dysentery in Jinan, northern China: a time-series analysis. Public Health Reports, 123(1), 61-66. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2007). Climate change and disability-adjusted life years. Journal of Environmental Health, 70(3), 32-36. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Zhang, Y. (2007). Climate change and water-borne diseases. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 4(2), 23-25.
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J., Sun, Y., Ryan, P. (2007). Climate variations and bacillary dysentery in northern and southern cities of China. Journal of Infection, 55(2), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Wang, G., Hiller, J. (2007). El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and dysentery in Shandong province, China. Environmental Research, 103(1), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Zhang, Y., Parton, K. (2007). Weather variables and Japanese encephalitis in the metropolitan area of Jinan city, China. Journal of Infection, 55(6), 551-556. [More Information]

2014

  • Gao, L., Zhang, Y., Jiang, B., Liu, Q., Zhou, M., Li, X., Ding, G. (2014). Meteorological variables and bacillary dysentery cases in changsha city, china. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 90(4), 697-704. [More Information]
  • Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Bi, P. (2014). Perception, attitude and behavior in relation to climate change: A survey among CDC health professionals in Shanxi province, China. Environmental Research, 134C, 301-308. [More Information]
  • Wei, J., Hansen, A., Zhang, Y., Li, H., Liu, Q., Sun, Y., Xue, S., Zhao, S., Bi, P. (2014). The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Disease Transmission: Perceptions of CDC Health Professionals in Shanxi Province, China. PLoS One, 9(10), e109476. [More Information]

2013

  • Xia, T., Zhang, Y., Crabb, S., Shah, P. (2013). Cobenefits of Replacing Car Trips with Alternative Transportation: A Review of Evidence and Methodological Issues. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2013, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Cho, Y., Obayashi, Y., Arai, A., Tamashiro, H. (2013). Gender differences of suicide in Japan, 1947-2010. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151(1), 325-330. [More Information]
  • Hanson-Easey, S., Bi, P., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Zhang, Y., Hodgetts, K. (2013). Public understanding of climate change and adaptation in South Australia. Adelaide: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility NCCARF.
  • Ding, G., Zhang, Y., Gao, L., Ma, W., Li, X., Liu, J., Liu, Q., Jiang, B. (2013). Quantitative analysis of burden of infectious diarrhea associated with floods in northwest of anhui province, china: a mixed method evaluation. PLoS One, 8(6), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Nitschke, M., Bi, P. (2013). Risk factors for direct heat-related hospitalization during the 2009 Adelaide heatwave: a case crossover study. Science of the Total Environment, 442, 1-5. [More Information]

2012

  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J., Sun, Y., Jiang, B. (2012). Climate Variations and Malaria in China: Past, Present and Future. In Anna Margret Peterson, Gerald E. Calamandrei (Eds.), Malaria: Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatments, (pp. 193-213). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Li, X., Kang, D., Zhang, Y., Wei, G., Liu, W., Fang, L., Yang, H., Cao, W. (2012). Epidemic trend of measles in Shandong Province, China, 1963-2005. Public Health, 126(12), 1017-1023. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2012). Projected burden of disease for Salmonella infection due to increased temperature in Australian temperate and subtropical regions. Environment International, 44(1), 26-30. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Sun, Y., Hiller, J. (2012). Projected Years Lost due to Disabilities (YLDs) for bacillary dysentery related to increased temperature in temperate and subtropical cities of China. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14(2), 510-516. [More Information]

2011

  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Jiang, B. (2011). Climate Variability and Population Health in China: Updated Knowledge, Challenges and Opportunities. In Juan Blanco, Houshang Kheradmand (Eds.), Climate Change-Socioeconomic Effects, (pp. 81-102). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers.
  • Nitschke, M., Tucker, G., Hansen, A., Williams, S., Zhang, Y., Bi, P. (2011). Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysis. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 10, 42-42. [More Information]
  • Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Ramsay, E., Preiss, A., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A., Caughey, G., Shakib, S., Esterman, A., Zhang, Y., et al (2011). Major bleeding risk associated with warfarin and co-medications in the elderly population. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 20(10), 1057-1063. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Vitry, A., Caughey, G., Roughead, E., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A., Shakib, S., McDermott, R. (2011). The association between co-morbidity and the use of antidiabetics or adjunctive cardiovascular medicines in Australian veterans with diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91(1), 115-120. [More Information]

2010

  • Zhang, Y., Chow, V., Vitry, A., Ryan, P., Roughead, E., Caughey, G., Ramsay, E., Gilbert, A., Esterman, A., Luszcz, M. (2010). Antidepressant use and depressive symptomatology among older people from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(3), 437-444. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2010). Climate variations and Salmonella infection in Australian subtropical and tropical regions. Science of the Total Environment, 408(3), 524-530. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Ryan, P., Gilbert, A. (2010). Co-morbidity and the utilization of health care for Australian veterans with diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 27(1), 65-71. [More Information]
  • Vitry, A., Roughead, E., Preiss, A., Ryan, P., Ramsay, E., Gilbert, A., Caughey, G., Shakib, S., Esterman, A., Zhang, Y., et al (2010). Influence of comorbidities on therapeutic progression of diabetes treatment in Australian veterans: a cohort study. PLoS One, 5(11), e14024-e14024. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2010). Meteorological variables and malaria in a Chinese temperate city: A twenty-year time-series data analysis. Environment International, 36(5), 439-445. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Cumliffe, D., Spencer, J., Humoage, A., Peng, B., Nina, A., Do Loc, G., Burch, M. (2010). Water Quality and Public Health. Adelaide: Water of a City, (pp. 359-382). Adelaide: University Of South Australia.

2009

  • Bi, P., Hiller, J., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., Givney, R. (2009). Climate variability and Ross River virus infections in Riverland, South Australia, 1992-2004. Epidemiology and Infection, 137(10), 1486-1493. [More Information]

2008

  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate Change and Population Health. In Lawrence N. Peretz (Eds.), Climate Change Research Progress, (pp. 243-268). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate change and the transmission of vector-borne diseases: a review. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 20(1), 64-76. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Climate variations and salmonellosis transmission in Adelaide, South Australia: a comparison between regression models. International Journal of Biometeorology, 52(3), 179-187. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P. (2008). Commentary on the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases. Chinese Journal of Health Education, 24(10), 781-783.
  • Vitry, A., Zhang, Y. (2008). Quality of Australian clinical guidelines and relevance to the care of older people with multiple comorbid conditions. Medical Journal of Australia, 189(7), 360-365. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Cameron, A., Zhang, Y., Parton, K. (2008). Weather and notified Campylobacter infections in temperate and sub-tropical regions of Australia: an ecological study. Journal of Infection, 57(4), 317-323. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2008). Weather and the transmission of bacillary dysentery in Jinan, northern China: a time-series analysis. Public Health Reports, 123(1), 61-66. [More Information]

2007

  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J. (2007). Climate change and disability-adjusted life years. Journal of Environmental Health, 70(3), 32-36. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Zhang, Y. (2007). Climate change and water-borne diseases. Public Health Bulletin South Australia, 4(2), 23-25.
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Hiller, J., Sun, Y., Ryan, P. (2007). Climate variations and bacillary dysentery in northern and southern cities of China. Journal of Infection, 55(2), 194-200. [More Information]
  • Zhang, Y., Bi, P., Wang, G., Hiller, J. (2007). El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and dysentery in Shandong province, China. Environmental Research, 103(1), 117-120. [More Information]
  • Bi, P., Zhang, Y., Parton, K. (2007). Weather variables and Japanese encephalitis in the metropolitan area of Jinan city, China. Journal of Infection, 55(6), 551-556. [More Information]

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