Dr. Zhang is the Neely Family Professor and an Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is a nutrition and cancer epidemiologist conducting population-based studies to investigate the role of nutrition in cancer prevention and control. Her research focuses on identifying dietary intake patterns in association with survival and health in children and adults diagnosed with cancer and conducting and evaluating nutrition intervention programs to improve the health outcomes of cancer patients and survivors. Dr. Zhang’s research interests also include quantifying preventable cancer burden associated with suboptimal diet and assessing the cost-effectiveness of population strategies to improve diet and reduce cancer burden and disparities in the US. Findings from Dr. Zhang’s work have revealed persisted and worsened disparities in American’s diet and suggest that national policies to improve diet could be cost-effective strategies for primary cancer prevention. Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the Eileen O’Neil Citation for Excellence in Teaching and an inaugural recipient of the Miriam E. Nelson Tisch Faculty Fellow from Tufts University.