Dr. Anao Zhang is a Transitional Postdoctoral Fellow and Incoming Assistant (AY 19) at the
University of Michigan, School of Social Work. Zhang received his Master’s degree in social
work from University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in social work from the University of Texas at
Austin, with a graduate certification in Applied Statistical Modeling. Zhang is broadly interested
in social determinants of health, especially the mechanism through which social contextual
factors affect individuals’ health wellbeing. Zhang publishes in health journals on the topic of
social determinants of health such as, the Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Children and Youth
Services Review and Journal of Behavioral Medicine.