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Ying has received two degrees from 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 has been working as an epidemiologist and teaching public health in Australia and China. She has been awarded 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 a lecturer in International Public Health.[Hide detail]
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.
Ying teaches postgraduate students for the Master of International Public Health (MIPH) program at the School of Public health, and for the Master of China Studies and Master of China Public Administration programs at the China Studies Centre. She also teaches short courses on environmental epidemiology in Chinese universities as an invited teacher.
China. (School of Public Health, Peking University; Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)) Working collaboratively on projects funded by the Australia-China Science and Research Fund.
Japan. (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)) External Reviewer for proposals received by the APN.
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, Colombo.
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 .
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.