Jian Zhang had worked with the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization prior to moving to US for an advanced degree. He obtained a Doctorate in Public Health from the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, USA. Before he joined the faculty of Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health in 2008, he had worked with the University of South Carolina, Institute of Family in Society, and the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA.
Areas of Expertise (8)
Public Health Surveillance
Recipient, Faculty Awards of Research Excellence, Georgia Southern University
University of South Carolina: DrPH., Epidemiology 2002
Fudan University: M.Sc., Health Service Research 1992
Shanxi Medical University: M.D., Preventative Medicine 1984
Media Appearances (2)
Scientists Retract Study that Found Americans Had Given Up on Losing Weight
Senior author Jian Zhang, an epidemiologist at Georgia Southern University, told me at the time that one reason could be that people were trying less to lose weight because of their surrounding social environment. If the average weight of the population is higher, they theorized, a person who’s overweight might be less inclined to perceive their weight as being out of the ordinary and subsequently not feel motivated to lose weight...
More U.S. adults may be trying to lose weight, after all
Furthermore, “It looks like the proportion of adults trying to lose weight increased slightly,” said senior study author Jian Zhang, a public health researcher at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, in an email to Reuters Health...
Overweight is associated with decreased cognitive functioning among school‐age children and adolescentsObesity
Y Li, Q Dai, JC Jackson, J Zhang
2008 Objective: Childhood overweight and obesity have increased substantially in the past two decades, raising concerns about their psychosocial and cognitive consequences. We examined the associations between academic performance (AP), cognitive functioning (CF), and increased BMI in a nationally representative sample of children.
Relationships between body size satisfaction and weight control practices among US adultsThe Medscape Journal of Medicine
RA Millstein, SA Carlson, JE Fulton, DA Galuska, J Zhang, HM Blanck, BE Ainsworth
2008 Objectives: Describe correlates of body size satisfaction and examine whether satisfaction was associated with trying to lose weight or specific weight control practices among US adults using a national sample of women and men.
Associations between body mass index and the prevalence of low micronutrient levels among US adultsMedscape General Medicine
JE Kimmons, HM Blanck, BC Tohill, J Zhang, LK Khan
2006 Background: Low micronutrient levels observed with increasing adiposity may result from inadequate nutrient intake and/or alterations in nutrient metabolism.