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Zhe Zhang

Graduate Student

Zhe Zhang is a third-year Sociology Ph.D. student. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social security from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. His research focuses on the social determinants of health and health disparities throughout the life course, with a particular interest in the roles of social relationships and social networks, stress/adversity, and social/political contexts. One line of his current research investigates the health and well-being of the single and living-alone population. Another line of his research examines whether state-level policies alleviate or exacerbate the mental health consequences of pandemic-related stressors.

Zhe is a proud first-generation college graduate, born and raised in rural Shaanxi, China.