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Zhi-Jie Zheng

Zhi-Jie Zheng

Director, China Office

Dr. Zhi-Jie (ZJ) Zheng leads the foundation’s efforts to develop and strengthen partnerships across China’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance health and development outcomes in China and around the world.

Before joining the foundation, ZJ was at Peking University, serving as K.C. Wong Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health in the School of Public Health and senior vice dean of the university’s Institute for Global Health and Development. He previously served as dean of the School of Public Health at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as supervisory medical officer and senior program director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and as lead epidemiologist and section chief in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ZJ earned his M.D. from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, along with an M.A. in biomedical ethics. He also holds an M.P.H. in health services research and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States.

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