Meng Zhao has been involved in nursing education, research, and practice for the past 15 years. She taught and cotaught medical-surgical nursing, geriatric nursing, community health nursing, and health assessment for about 8 years while she was working for the Sun Yat-Sen University, China. She also cotaught nursing disciplines, pathophysiology, and pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, when she was pursuing her Ph.D. degree there. In 2011, she worked for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, and has been teaching and coteaching pathophysiology, advanced pathophysiology, and reproductive health care for a year. Dr. Zhao received her B.S.N. degree in China in 1996 and received her Ph.D. degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, in 2011. She has plenty of nursing education and research experiences in both China and USA. Currently, Dr. Zhao is actively involved in cancer research and health disparity research. She has completed an ethnographic study for health beliefs and breast cancer screening among American Chinese population. Her current study focuses on the scale development for breast cancer screening among immigrant women and is sponsored by the Dean’s Research Award by the UT Health-Houston and the Research Enhancement Grant by TAMUCC. Dr. Zhao is the journal reviewer for Global Journal of Health Science, the Coordinator of National League for Nursing, a Member of Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society. She is making efforts to improve health for women and minority populations.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2013