About Dr Ying Zhang

Dr Zhang has conducted research on climate change, extreme weather events and health for more than 15 years with a focus on adaptation among the most vulnerable populations in the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Zhang is an epidemiologist. She has extensive experience on study designs and advanced skills in analysing epidemiological datasets.

Dr Zhang have more than 80 publications over her career. Dr Zhang has successfully applied for research funding as a Chief Investigator from national and international organisations, such as NHMRC, ARC, and the Worldwide Universities Network. Dr Zhang currently co-leads the MJA-Lancet Countdown project to publish the first Australian national assessment on progress of health and climate change. Dr Zhang has been awarded several national and international fellowships, such as the Asia Pacific Leadership Program Fellowship at the East-West Centre, USA, and the Homeward Bound Fellowship for women leadership for sustainability. Dr Zhang has been invited to give several keynote addresses at international conferences.

Professional commitments
• Executive Board, Climate and Health Alliance Australia, since 2018
• Treasurer, Australasian Epidemiological Association, since 2018
• Guest Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Special issue on Extreme Weather Events and Health. 2018
• Executive Board, the Australia-China Centre for Public Health, since 2016.
• Committee member, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) Capacity and Educational Committee, since 2017
• Co-Chair, the Asia-Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Working Group on Environmental Health, since 2014
• Elected Executive Council Member, ISEE Asia Chapter, since 2014.

Selected publications

• Zhang Y, Beggs PJ, Bambrick H, Berry HL, Linnenluecke MK, Trueck S, Alders R, Bi P, Boylan SM, Green D, Guo Y, Hanigan IC, Hanna EG, Malik A, Morgan GG, Stevenson M, Tong S, Watts N, Capon AG. The MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australian policy inaction threatens lives. The Medical Journal of Australia 2018;209(11):1.e1- 1.e21. doi: 10.5694/mja18.00789. IF 4.2.
• Behrnes G, Zhang Y, Beggs P. Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: Briefing for Australian Policymakers. November 2018.
• Ye H, Ma J, Wu Y, Zhang Y. Perceptions of health risks from hot weather and coping behaviors among ethnic minority groups in mountain areas of China: A case study in the Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Accepted on 6 November 2018. IF 2.1.
• Beggs P and Zhang Y. The MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia's inaugural assessment. Medical Journal of Australia. Accepted on 23 October 2018. IF 4.2.
• Liu Z, Liu Y, Zhang Y, Lao J, Zhang J, Wang H, Jiang B. Effect of ambient temperature and its effect modifiers on bacillary dysentery in Jinan, China. Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 650:2980-2986. Available online 5 October 2018. IF 4.7.
• Liu Z, Lao J, Zhang Y, Liu Y, Zhang J, Wang H, Jiang B. Association between floods and typhoid fever in Yongzhou, China: Effects and vulnerable groups. Environmental Research. 2018:167, 718-724. IF 4.7.
• Hu X, Ding G, Zhang Y, Liu Q, Ni W. Assessment on the burden of bacillary dysentery associated with floods during 2005-2009 in Zhengzhou City, China, using a time-series analysis. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2018, 11(4): 500-506. IF 2.1.
• Zhang Y, Beggs P. The Lancet Countdown down under: tracking progress on health and climate change in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 2018, 208(7): 285-286. IF 3.3.
• Sheng R, Li C, Wang Q, Yang L, Bao J, Wang K, Ma R, Gao C, Lin S, Zhang Y, Bi P. Does hot weather affect work-related injury? A case-crossover study in Guangzhou, China. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 2018, 221(3):423-8. IF 4.6.
• Liu Z, Zhang F, Zhang Y, Li J, Liu X, Ding G, Zhang C, Liu Q, Jiang B. Association between Floods and Infectious Diarrhea and their effect modifiers in Hunan province, China: A two-stage Model. Science of the Total Environment. 2018, 626:630-7. IF 4.7.