Shurong is a China-trained epidemiologist and biostatistician, with over a decade of experience as a public health physician. She has an excellent understanding of the health system and public health in China, and rich experience in the areas of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their behavioural risk factors.
Shurong has strong interests in research of:
- NCDs in general and obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, cardiovascular disease
- Behavioural risk factors, including tobacco use, alcohol drinking, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet
- Population mental health, particularly in depression and suicide
- Comorbidity of mental disorders and NCDs
- Health promotion and community-based interventions
Shurong’s PhD research is about cultural adaptation of Mental Health First Aid for China, aiming to assess the extent of published literature about MHL in China, to culturally adapt MHFA guidelines for high-income countries for China, and to explore the most appropriate implementation models for the scale-up of MHFA in China.
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