FULL MEMBER (ACADEMICIAN) OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF FUNDAMENTAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES NAMED AFTER ACADEMICIAN M.V. LOMONOSOV (2023), DIRECTOR CENTER FOR TOBACCO CONTROL RESEARCH, ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, DOCTOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, PROFESSOR
Dr. Yang Tingzhong, Prof and Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research, Zhejiang University/ Distinguished Prof of women’s Hospital, China. He was an advisor for the World Health Organization in delivering policy and program on tobacco control to health professions students, and served as an expert in updating CRDs section in the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020. Dr. Yang s primary academic focus is social and behavioral science in health. The Series of projects of “tobacco control advocacy capacity” covered all provinces in China, including more than 70 cities, which was officially reported by the World Health Organization. In recent years he published more than 100 international papers（ORCID iD：0000-0001-8234-0938）. Several papers were cited by WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, and other official documents. Core information of “Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS) in Tobacco Control in China “was released by the United Nations. «Building Tobacco 2014 Treatment Capacity in Medical Universities and Affiliated Hospitals in China» won the Global Bridges 2014 Tobacco Dependence Treatment Award. Yang s research on tobacco control has been selected one of the Research Highlights of the University at the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Zhejiang University.
Dr. Yang’s research implements social and behavior theory in health, including the development of China’s social and cultural models and best practices. He proposed several theories, such as the Theory of Effective and Reasoned Action, Perceived Belief-Subjective Norm Theory, the Cross-level Theory between Individual Behavior Cognition and Social Influence，Social Structure Behavior Theory, and the Chinese concept（倡导促动）and culture modles of advocacy, etc . He has published several books, including «Health Behavior Theory and Research» and «Health Research: Social and Behavioral Theory and Methods.» He has also edited books such as «Smoking Environments in China, Challenges for Tobacco Control» and «Mental Stress and Behaviour Problems Among Special Groups: Social Resources, Influences on Health, and Reducing Health Inequities»。
In addition, Dr. Yang has also studied social mental stress, exploring the social mechanisms of mental stress among Chinese people. He proposed a social theory for stress and the concept of situational uncertainty stress, and developed the Chinese Perceived Stress Scale (CPSS) and the uncertainty stress questionnaire, and has also created a cultural stress management model, which has been widely used in China, particularly in the study of COVID-19.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Social and Fundamental Sciences named after M.V. Lomonosov (2023).
Действительный член (академик) РАОиФН им. ак. М.В. Ломоносова (2023)