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Assistant Professor Zhang Earns Prestigious APHA Award

Dr. Jingwen Zhang received the 2021 Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award from the American Public Health Association.

This year's Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award recipient is Dr. Jingwen Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. The award recognizes a young public health professional who is making a significant, innovative contribution to the public health field. The awards committee noted Dr. Zhang's impressive work focused on on social media analytics, developing and evaluating mobile health applications, and developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence technologies for health communication research and health promotion. The American Public Health Association issued a press release showcasing Dr. Zhang's accomplishment.