Dr. Zhu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at WVU. He received his PhD and MS degrees in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his medical training at Beijing Medical University, China. Prior to joining WVU, he served as the Project Director of the Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) for the New York State Department of Health from 2002-2008. He is a section councilor for American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Medical Services Section since 2008.
Dr. Zhu's main research interests are the epidemiology and prevention of traffic injuries. His previous research included the examination of graduated driver licensing, urban/rural variation in walking patterns and pedestrian crashes, and the association between rear safety belt use and traffic fatalities using the matched-cohort design. He has a strong background in statistical methods, epidemiology designs, and data linkage.