Xiao Zang is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University where he has demonstrated expertise in disease simulation modeling, model calibration, and health economic evaluation. Working with his postdoctoral supervisor CHERISH Research Affiliate Brandon Marshall, Zang has led valuable research projects including examining the impact rural syringe service program closures have on the HIV epidemic in Indiana, and the development of a microsimulation model to inform community-level naloxone distribution strategies to minimize opioid overdose fatalities.
With the mentorship of Marshall, Zang’s pilot project, “Improving Health Equity and Naloxone Access Among People at Risk for Opioid Overdose: A Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Community-Based Naloxone Distribution Strategies,” will offer him an opportunity to evaluate and improve naloxone access for different racial and ethnic groups.
Zang received his undergraduate degree from Southeast University in China and a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California. He earned his doctoral degree in health sciences from Simon Fraser University in Canada.