Associate Professor Puhong ZHANG - 张普洪


Associate Director, The George Institute, China Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney Epidemiologist


Dr. Zhang Puhong, Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor and doctoral supervisor of the University of New South Wales.

He is currently the Associate Director of The George Institute for Global Health(China). The main research areas are diabetes management, nutrition and lifestyle, maternal and child health and digital health.

He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of big data branch of Chinese Nutrition Society, a member of the Standing Committee of medical and industrial integration of Chinese Institute of Command and Control, and China leader of Action on Salt China Unit.

In the past 10 years, as the project leader, he has been funded nearly 20 research projects by Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the State Ministry of Science and Technology, the British Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Australian Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and other institutions, with a total scientific research fund of 170 million. The projects cover the vast majority of provinces, cities and autonomous regions in China.

More than 80 scientific research papers have been published in journals including The Lancet, BMJ, PLoS Medicine, Hypertension, Nutrients and JMIR.

He has led the establishment of more than 20 information systems, including “Salt Reduction Promotion”, “EduSaltS Cloud classroom”, “Food prophet”, “SmartDiabetes”, “1000 days”, “mHealth-based Integrated Management for Children with Illness” and Mobilephone-based electronic data collection system”, which are used to support public health education, disease management and the improvement of scientific research.