Zhejiang University, Center for Tobacco Control Research School of Medicine, China
Tingzhong Yang is working as Professor/Director at Center for Tobacco Control Research at Zhejiang University, School of Medicine. Dr. Yang graduated from Shanxi Medicine University (Public Health) in 1982. He was appraised as an outstanding contributing scientist by the government of Jiangsu province in 1994, and served at the University of California, San Diego, as Assistant Research Scientist from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Yang is a member of the standing and expert group of National Association on Tobacco Control. He is also a faculty affiliate of Injury Control Research, West Virginal University, U.S. He was an advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO) in delivering (GPHSS) policy and program workshop on tobacco control to health professions students Dr. Yang has published more than 130 articles. For Chinese papers he was an author of several highly cited authors on the 2008 clinical disciplines (China Science and Technology Information Institute released). His several English papers were cited by WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, and other official documents. Yang has also published more than 10 books including (1) Dissemination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Risk Behaviors. Beijing: Chinese Sociology Publishing House, 2006; (2) Health Behavior Theory and Research. Beijing: People’s Medical Publishing House, 2007; and (3) Tobacco Control and Implementation. Beijing: People’s Medical Publishing House, 2010. He serves as Asian Editor for American Journal of Health Behavior, and a peer reviewer for more than 20 journals, including Tobacco Control, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Journal of applied biobehavioral research, etc.
His primary academic focus is health behavior, and research interests are in tobacco control advocacy and stress. Dr Yang recently conducted research as the principal investigator of a number of projects, including: (1) stress among urban residents during social transition (supported by the National Social Science Fund); (2) a national survey of farmers smoking in China(supported by The World Health Organization); (3) dissemination of HIV risk behavior among rural-urban migrants (supported by the National Social Science Fund); and (4) building advocacy capacity for tobacco control among the public health workforce in China(supported by the Union);(5) building advocacy capacity for tobacco control in smoke-free universities with public health faculties in China (supported by the Union);(6) facilitate MOH endorsement of tobacco control implementation through promoting tobacco control advocacy capacity in medical schools(supported by the Union).