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Zhang Zhang
Health Policy and Management, Applied Economics
Curriculum Vitae

Zhang Zhang is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a predoctoral trainee at Carolina Population Center. Her current research focuses on technology innovation for behavior change and innovative approaches to improve health service delivery. She is also interested in life-course aging and integrated care for complex health conditions. Her expertise concentrates on advanced causal inference methods in quantitative modeling, and applied economics approaches for randomized (RCT) and non-randomized (quasi-experimental) designs in the evaluation of policy and clinical interventions.

She received her MSc in health policy, Planning, and Financing from the London School of Economics (LSE) & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and dual bachelor's degrees from Peking University. Before undertaking her Ph.D. studies, she obtained research and work experience in designing interventions, policies, and strategies for health systems and service delivery at the World Bank and the World Health Organization. 

Research Interests

Digital health economics and technology in behavior change

Innovative health service delivery

Population aging and integrated care

Health workforce management and payment model 


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