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About Jian Zhang

Jian Zhang is an associate professor of epidemiology of Georgia Southern University. He 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.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University Department of Epidemiology

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Honors and Awards

  • Nominee for the Charles C. Sheppard Science Award, CDC, Atlanta (2008)
  • Unit Commendation: Trend Analysis of Health Investment in Poor Provinces of China, Epidemiology Unit, National Immunization Program, Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (1996)
  • Recognition for Extraordinary Contributions to the Science and Technology of Health, The Ministry of Health of China (1995)
  • Guanghua Scholarship, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China (1992)
  • Award for Enthusiast on Social Activity, Education Committee of Shanxi Provincial Government, China (1986)


  • Epidemiological Research Method I (EPID 7133)
  • Public Health Surveillance (EPID 7233)
  • Epidemiological Research Method II (EPID 7134)
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (EPID 7131)

Contact Information

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


Recent Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals (29)