Jianrong Zhang, MD

M.P.H. Candidate, George Warren Brown School; Graduate Policy Scholar, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA.

Jianrong Zhang is a Master of Public Health Candidate in George Warren Brown School, as well as a Graduate Policy Scholar in Clark-Fox Policy Institute, at Washington University in St. Louis. He is one of collaborators in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Zhang accomplished Medicine Degree (2008-2016) and clinical training (2012, 2014-2016) at Guangzhou Medical University with its First Affiliated Hospital (China Rank #1 Hospital on Respiratory Diseases for recent 8 years consecutively). The specialization is thoracic surgery. He also received research training (2013-2016) at Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease (National Clinical Research Center & State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease of China). In 2018, he earns further academic training at Duke University School of Medicine as a Visiting Scholar.

His main research interest is to apply evidence-based methodologies in transdisciplinary areas, including design of oncological clinical trials, diagnostic & therapeutic strategies to lung cancer, cancer epidemiology, as well as related policies. From 2014 to present, Dr. Zhang has 31 publications in international peer-review journals (14 research articles, 1 review, 5 editorials/commentaries/perspectives, 11 conference abstracts), and also presented his research in three international conferences (World CHEST 2016 Congress, 16th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC 2015), ESMO Asia Congress 2015).

Before joining our Annals of Cancer Epidemiology, Jianrong is a Section Editor in Annals of Translational Medicine (since 2016): with the two-year efforts (2016-2017), he has successfully invited 94 top scholars for contributing to write Commentaries, Perspectives, and Editorials on latest influential studies from high-impact journals.