University: University of Sydney
School/Department: School of Public Health
Position: Senior Lecturer
Degrees: MBBS, MMedSci, MSust, PhD
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:
- Co-chair, keynote speaker, 2nd Global Conference on Public Health, Sri Lanka, 2014
- Keynote speakers, 4th and 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Public Health, Vietnam 2013 and Korea 2014
- Guest Professor at Shandong University Centre for Climate Change and Health, China
Recent related publications:
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.