Yuqing Zhang

Yuqing Zhang , PhD

Assistant Professor

Procter Hall

236

CON INRS - 0038

Professional Summary

Yuqing Zhang has broad training in nursing science, clinical studies, and population health research. Her research focuses on identifying oral health disparities and their implication to whole-body health, improving oral self-care behaviors as an integral part of chronic disease self-management among vulnerable populations such as the elderly, pregnant women, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and people living with chronic diseases. 
 
From the perspectives of health disparities and population health, Yuqing’s work underscores the lack of preventive dental care among U.S adults living with diabetes. In other projects, she also highlights the negative impact of retaining asymptomatic wisdom teeth until adulthood on periodontal health and its implications for cardiovascular health.
 
As a PI and research fellow awarded by the Institute for Asian American Studies (IAAS), Yuqing conducted a secondary analysis using 22-years state birth registry data to determine racial disparities in the use of primary cesarean delivery among Asian-American women. 
 
Before becoming a population health scientist, Yuqing dedicated 12 years in oral health clinical studies employed by P&G, a leading oral health industrial research institute, and carried out more than 30 clinical trials in different countries. 

Education

BSN: Peking Union Medical College Beijing, 2000 (Nursing)

MS: The University of Sydney New South Wales, 2007 (Clinical Research)

PhD: College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, 2020 (Nursing)

Research and Practice Interests

Dr. Zhang's research focuses on identifying oral health disparities and their implication for whole-body health, improving oral self-care behaviors as an integral part of chronic disease self-management among vulnerable populations including people living with chronic diseases, cancer survivors, and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. 

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2021 -To Present Assistant Professor, Research Interests: Oral health, diabetes, health disparities, digital health interventions, epidemiological studies. , College of Nursing University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

09-01-2020 -08-14-2021 Postdoctoral Scholar, Support NIH funded project in Dr. Suzanne Leveille’s team. , College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, Boston

02-2015 -02-2016 Research Fellow, Principal investigator for a study using 22 years of birth registry data from two northeastern states in the U.S., to examine health disparities in use of primary cesarean deliveries with a focus on Asian American women, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, Boston

01-2016 -05-2016 Research Internship, Carried out a population health research study under the mentor’s guidance to examine the relationship of retaining wisdom teeth, serum CRP and periodontal health among US adults by using National Health and Nutrition Survey dataset., College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, Boston

07-2000 -09-2012 Principal Researcher, As a principal researcher hired by the Crest Research Institute, the Department of Clinical Investigation in Oral Health, the Procter & Gamble Company, conduct clinical trials to test oral health products' safety and efficacy in anti-caries, anti-gingivitis, anti-sensitivity, tooth whitening, oral malodour removal etc. , Procter & Gamble Beijing Innovation Center, Beijing, China

Publications

Published Abstracts

Li, Y., Tang, R., Zhao, S., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y, Sun, L., Li, X., & He, T. (2006. ) Extrinsic stain removal efficacy of a dual-phase dentifrice .[Abstract]Journal of Dental Research, 85 (Spec Iss A ) ,673

Zhang, Y., Chen, X., Feng, X., Sun, L., & He, T. (2008. ) The oral-malodor reduction efficacy of a 0.454% stannous fluoride dentifrice .[Abstract]Journal of Dental Research, 87 (Spec Iss A ) ,1539

He, T., Sun, L., Zhang, Y., & Li, X. (2010. ) Superior anti-plaque efficacy of a stannous-containing sodium fluoride dentifrice .[Abstract]Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Spec Iss A ) ,594

He, T., Sun, L., Li, X., & Zhang, Y. (2010. ) Comparative anti-plaque efficacy of two dentifrices .[Abstract]Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Spec Iss A ) ,593

Feng, X., Cheng, C., Chen, X., Zhang, Y., Sun, L., & He, T. (2010. ) Meta-analysis on the breath benefits of stannous-containing sodium fluoride dentifrice. Journal of Dental Research, 89 (Spec Iss A ) ,597

Li, X., Fan, X., Yin, W., He, T., Zhang, Y., & Sun, L. (2011. ) Anti-Gingivitis efficacy of a Stannous containing fluoride toothpaste .[Abstract]Journal of Dental Research, 90 (Spec Iss A ) ,2828

Tsegai, N., You, T., Ogawa, E., Thapa, S., Tierno, L., Zhang, Y., & Leveille, S. (2016. ) Global pain severity is associated with lower extremity strength in older adults with multisite pain .[Abstract]Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48 (5 Suppl 1 ) ,717

Ellenbecker, C., Zhang, Y., Nwosu, C., & Leveille, S. (2016. ) What are the predictors of successful research careers? A National survey of nursing PhD alumni .[Abstract]Nursing Research, 65 (2 ) ,E89

Zhang, Y., Leveille, S., & Cromwell, J. (2017. ) Chronic diseases associated with tooth loss in the US adult population .[Abstract]Nursing Research, 66 (2 ) ,E68

Zhang, Y., & Leveille, S. (2018. ) Chronic diseases associated with tooth loss among US adults aged 65 and over .[Abstract]Innovation in Aging, 2 (Suppl 1 ) ,706

Zhang, Y., Leveille, S., & Edward, J. (2018. ) Examining relationships between presence of wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, and C-reactive protein in the US adult population .[Abstract]Nursing Research, 67 (2 ) ,E22

Heelan-Fancher, L., Shi, L., Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Nawai, A., & Leveille, S. (2018. ) Evidence for individualized maternity care in labor .[Abstract]Nursing Research, 67 (2 ) ,

Heelan-Fancher, L., Zhang, Y., Shi, L., & Leveille, S. (2020. ) Birth outcome associated with induction and augmentation: a population health perspective .[Abstract]Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 49 (6 ) ,S26

Peer Reviewed Publications

Li, Y., He, T., Sun, L., Zhang, Y., Li, X., Wang, Y., Zhao, S., & Tang, R. (2007. ) Extrinsic stain removal efficacy of a dual-phase dentifrice .American Journal of Dentistry, , 20 (4 ) ,227-230

Day, T. N., Einwag, J., Hermann, J. S., He, T., Anastasia, M. K., Barker, M., & Zhang, Y (2010. ) A clinical assessment of the efficacy of a stannous-containing sodium fluoride dentifrice on dentinal hypersensitivity .Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice, , 11 (1 ) ,E001-E008

Feng, X., Chen, X., Cheng, R., Sun, L., Zhang, Y., & He, T (2010. ) Breath malodor reduction with use of a stannous-containing sodium fluoride dentifrice: A meta-analysis of four randomized and controlled clinical trials .American Journal of Dentistry , , 23 (Spec Iss B ) ,27B-31B

Chen, X., He, T., Sun, L., Zhang, Y., & Feng, X (2010. ) A randomized cross-over clinical trial to evaluate the effect of a 0.454% stannous fluoride dentifrice on the reduction of oral malodor. American Journal of Dentistry .American Journal of Dentistry, , 23 (3 ) ,175-178

Zhao, D., Zhang, Y., Sun, Li., & He, T (2010. ) A comparative clinical study to evaluate the plaque removal efficacy of two kinds of manual toothbrush .Chinese Journal of Conservative Dentistry, , 20 (5 ) ,293-296

Fawcett, J., Aronowitz, T., AbuFannouneh, A., Usta, M. A., Fraley, H. E., Howlett, M. S. L., ... & Zhang, Y. (2015. ) Thoughts about the name of our discipline .Nursing Science Quarterly, , 28 (4 ) ,330-333

Ellenbecker, C. H., Nwosu, C., Zhang, Y., & Leveille, S. (2017. ) PhD education outcomes: results of a national survey of nursing PhD alumni .Nursing Education Perspectives, , 38 (6 ) ,304-312

Heelan‐Fancher, L., Shi, L., Zhang, Y., Cai, Y., Nawai, A., & Leveille, S. (2019. ) Impact of continuous electronic fetal monitoring on birth outcomes in low‐risk pregnancies. Birth, , 46 (2 ) ,311-317

Zhang, Y., Leveille, S., & Edward, J. (2020. ) Wisdom teeth, periodontal disease, and C-reactive protein in the U.S. adults .Public Health, , 187 ,97-102

Zhang, Y., Leveille, S., Shi, L., & Camhi, S. (2021. ) Disparities in preventive oral health care behaviors and periodontal health among adults with diabetes: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2016.Preventing Chronic Disease, , 18 (200594 ) , More Information

Post Graduate Training and Education

09-01-2020-08-14-2021 Postdoctoral Scholar, This is a mentored nursing postdoctoral research position supervised by Prof. Suzanne Leveille, who chaired Dr. Zhang’s PhD dissertation committee. The research focus of this position is on the continuing development of her program of research on population health and nursing. The tasks include supporting NIH-funded projects in Dr. Suzanne Leveille's team and drafting manuscripts for publication, etc. , College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston, , Boston, MA

Contact Information

Research - 236 Procter Hall
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45040
zhang7yq@ucmail.uc.edu