UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Weijun Zhang, DrPH, MS, BMed (China), joined the Center in September 2003. He received his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and then completed his master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California. He is involved in all aspects of the Center’s China Initiatives as the Director of China Affairs at the Center and plays an active role in the Visual History Project, the Visiting Professor program, the Visiting Scholar program, and the Explore IM information center. He completed his Executive MPH in 2008 and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in 2011, both from the Department of Health Services at UCLA School of Public Health. His research focus is to trace critical ideas of integrative medicine development in China since the 1950s, to explore the different thoughts on CAM and integrative medicine research between China and the United States, and to study the role of integrative medicine on prevention-focused healthcare reform. In this digital era, he is also interested in utilizing his multidisciplinary expertise in integrative medicine, computer science, and public health to develop distance-based courses in integrative medicine and public health, digital infrastructure on trustful and readily available information on CAM, and integrative medicine for providers and consumers.