Dr. Xiangjun Zhang serves as a project manager for Project HOPE and RCORP-ETC. She works closely with other team members and consortium partners to implement day-to-day operations, reporting, and evaluation processes. She also facilitates other project efforts and activities toward the successful implementation of Project HOPE.
Dr. Zhang joined Project HOPE in July, 2020 as a post-doctoral research associate with the Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her doctoral degree in Public Health (Social and Behavioral Health) from the University of Nevada, Reno. Since 2010, Dr. Zhang has had considerable experience in research project coordination, data collection and management, data analysis, and community collaboration. Her research goal is to develop and implement interventions with the visions of eradicating substance use disorders and HIV, and improving the health of people who use drugs, people living with HIV/AIDS, and other groups at risk. Her research includes opioid overdose prevention (e.g., naloxone distribution), HIV prevention and care (e.g., high-risk group intervention and health service utilization), and the health impacts of comorbidities (e.g., substance use, mental health, and HIV/AIDS). Dr. Zhang also has experience instructing introductory public health courses to undergraduate students.
Find Xiangjun’s UTK webpage here.