Puhong Zhang, conjoint associate professor at UNSW and senior researcher at the George Institute for Global Health (TGI) China office, is the Associate Director of TGI China, in charge of Diabetes, Women's & Child Health and Nutrition & Lifestyle programs and the Director of China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI). Dr. Zhang received his doctoral degree on Epidemiology and Statistics in 2004. He has 6 years of teaching and 16 years of experience in disease control and prevention with the focus on non-communicable chronic disease (NCD). He has been responsible for 11 projects, as PI or Co-PI, with total grant of AUD 26M (25M covering the past 3 years). Of the 11 grants, 7 are peer-reviewed funding with total amount of AUD 12.8M. Diabetes, nutrition and mHealth innovation are the major research areas. Over 2-3 years of incubation, 14 SCI papers has been published in the past 3 years and dozens of abstracts have been presented in various scientific conferences. After years of work for and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the CDC of China, and other global agencies, Dr Zhang has established good relationship with the key stakeholders both in China and globally.
Dr. Zhang is leading several research projects with the purpose of improving healthy lifestyles and control of body weight, diabetes and hypertension based on mHealth technologies. His research interests mainly focus on innovative mHealth and diabetes research.