MVC Welcomes New Analyst, Jiaying (“Janet”) Zhang, MPH

MVC Welcomes New Analyst, Jiaying (“Janet”) Zhang, MPH

Hello, I'm Jiaying Zhang (张佳莹), also known as Janet, and I am thrilled to join the remarkable team at the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) as an analyst. Hailing from China, my global and diverse experiences have shaped my approach to problem-solving and provided me with a unique perspective.

I recently earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a focus on global health epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and earned a Bachelor of Medicine in public health from Capital Medical University in China. I also learned and grew from several incredible research and volunteering experiences in China, India, and Nicaragua that broadened my horizons and strengthened my adaptability and cultural awareness. Working in different sociocultural contexts has taught me the value of empathy, collaboration, and the power of embracing diverse perspectives.

Drawing from my international background and experiences, I bring a rich tapestry of insights and ideas to MVC. Data analysis is not just a job for me; it's my passion. During my previous work, I had the opportunity to contribute to critical projects that addressed significant public health challenges, including one such project that involved studying the norovirus epidemic in China. By examining large data sets and applying statistical models, I was able to identify key factors influencing the outbreak and propose targeted intervention strategies. As part of an international collaboration, I also worked closely with local healthcare professionals to assess the efficacy and reliability of the Sophia testing system for diagnosing infectious diseases.

I am excited to bring this expertise to MVC, where I can continue to contribute to impactful projects that inform strategic decision-making and drive positive change for patients and communities. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at janetzjy@med.umich.edu.


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