With the mentorship of CHERISH Research Affiliate Brandon Marshall, Xiao Zang proposed to evaluate and improve naloxone access for different racial and ethnic groups.
Xiao Zang is an assistant professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota. He has demonstrated expertise in disease simulation modeling, model calibration, and health economic evaluation. During his time as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University, 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. 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.