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About Jian Zhang

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
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.

Disciplines: Epidemiology
Teaching Interests: Research Methods, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Public Health Surveillance


August 2018 - Present Professor of epidemiology, Georgia Southern University Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences, Department of
August 2008 - July 2018 Assistant, Associate Professor of epidemiology, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of


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Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, Award for Enthusiast on Social Activity, Education Committee of Shanxi Provincial Government (1986)
  • Recipient, Guanghua Scholarship, Shanghai Medical University (1992)
  • Recipient, National Award in Recognition of Extraordinary Contributions to the Science and Technology of Health, The Ministry of Health of China (1995)
  • Recipient, Unit Commendation, Chinese Centers for Disease Control (1996)
  • Recipient, Faculty Awards of Research Excellence, Georgia Southern University (2015)


  • Chronic Diseases, A Modern Epidemic (PUBH 3131)
  • Introduction to Public Health (PUBH 5520)
  • Public Health Capstone Research Projects (PUBH 7991)
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (EPID 9281)
  • Epidemiological Research Method I (EPID 7133)
  • Public Health Surveillance (EPID 7233)
  • Epidemiological Research Method II (EPID 7134)
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (EPID 7131)


2002 DrPH. in Epidemiology, University of South Carolina
1992 M.Sc. in Health Service Research, Fudan University
1989 M.D. in Preventive Medicine, Shanxi Medical University

Contact Information

PO Box 8015
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2290
Office: Hendricks Hall


Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals (84)