Name: Tingzhong Yang

Country: China


Zhejiang University | ZJU · Center for Tobacco Control Research/Department of Social Medicine.

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Zhejiang University | ZJU Center for Tobacco Control Research/Department of Social Medicine Hangzhou.

Research Interests:

  • Tobacco control
  • Mental stress
  • Obesity .


  • Tingzhong Yang, MD, Prof of Social Medicine at Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Yang is 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. 
  • He also was a advisor for the World Health Organization in delivering policy and program on tobacco control to health professions students, and served as an expert in updating CRDs section in the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020. 
  • His primary academic focus is health behavior, and research interests are in tobacco control, mental stress, and obesity .
  • The Series of projects of “tobacco control advocacy capacity” covered all provinces in China, including more than 80 cities. 
  • In recent years he published more than 50 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. 
  • Dr. Yang’s research has been selected one of  the Research Highlights of the University at the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Zhejiang University, which was introduced  with the topic of ” Using Culture Understanding to Stub out Killer Habit” in the journal of Nature. 


  • Overweight and Obesity Among Chinese College Students: An Exploration of Gender as Related to External Environmental Influences.
  • Individual and regional association between socioeconomic status and uncertainty stress, and life stress: A representative nationwide study of China.
  • Regional contextual determinants of internet addiction among college students: a representative nationwide study of China.
  • Life stress, uncertainty stress and self-reported illness: a representative nationwide study of Chinese students.
  • Nonmedical Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in Their Late Twenties: The Importance of Social Bonding Trajectories.