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Tingzhong Yang, MD, is the Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, where he is also a professor. Dr. Yang graduated from the Department of Public Health of Shanxi Medicine University 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. He was a past advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO) in delivering policy and program on tobacco control to health professions students, and served as an expert in updating management of CRDs in the WHO Global Action Plan 2013-2020. Dr. Yang is also a member of the expert group of National Association on Tobacco Control, and an external faculty affiliate of Injury Control Research, West Virginal University, U.S. His primary academic focus is health behavior, and research interests are in tobacco control .The Series of projects of “tobacco control advocacy capacity” covered all provinces in China, including more than 70 cities. In recent years he published more than 40 international papers. Several papers were cited by WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, and other official documents. Core information of “Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) in Tobacco Control in China “was released by the United Nations. He was the Asian Editor for the American Journal of Health behavior, and is a peer reviewer for more than 20 journals.
His primary academic focus is health behavior, and research interests are in tobacco control advocacy and stress .