Ying Zhang

University: University of Sydney

School/Department: School of Public Health

Position: Senior Lecturer

Degrees: MBBS, MMedSci, MSust, PhD

Email: ying.zhang@sydney.edu.au

Health topics of expertise: Climate change and health, ageing health, sustainability and global health

Geographical focus: Asia Pacific

Service Activities: Member of IEA, AEA, ISEE, IFA.

Recent related Consultancy/Grants/Collaborations:

  1. Co-chair, keynote speaker, 2nd Global Conference on Public Health, Sri Lanka, 2014
  2. Keynote speakers, 4th and 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health, Vietnam 2013 and Korea 2014
  3. Guest Professor at Shandong University Centre for Climate Change and Health, China

Recent related publications:

  1. Liu Y*, Zhang Y, Cho Y, Obayashi Y, Arai A, Tamashiro H. Gender differences of suicide in Japan, 1947-2010. Journal of Affective Disorders 2013, 151:325-30. (* The first author was a PhD student under my supervision.)
  2. Zhang Y, Nitschke M, Bi P. Risk factors for direct heat-related hospitalization during the 2009 Adelaide heatwave: a case crossover study. Science of the Total Environment 2013, 442:1-5.
  3. Zhang Y, Bi P, Hiller JE. Projected burden of disease for Salmonella infection due to increased temperature in Australian temperate and subtropical regions. Environment International 2012, 44: 26-30.


Dr Zhang is an epidemiologist with a cross-disciplinary background. She has given lectures on public health in both Australia and China. Dr Zhang’s research interests include climate change and population health, management of multi-morbidity among the elderly and sustainability & global health. She has conducted epidemiological research on infectious diseases, chronic diseases, mental health and environmental health. She is a registered PhD primary supervisor at the University of Sydney. She has been awarded a NHMRC Public Health Training Fellowship and an Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship. Dr Zhang is a Chief Investigator for projects funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council and other national and international organisations.