Dr. Zhang is the international leading expert in clinical applications of mass spectrometry. Her clinical and research interests are in clinical mass spectrometry, translational research using "-omics" technology, test utilization particularly through laboratory formulary model, and laboratory management and leadership development.
She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, over 70 national and international presentations, and numerous media reports and interviews. Dr. Zhang has been on organizing committees for nearly 20 regional and national conferences with similar number of international and national symposia, workshop and short courses. She is on several Editorial Boards in the field of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.
Dr. Zhang has been devoted her efforts into mass spectrometry education for the clinical community in the past few years. She is the Founding and Current Chair of the AACC Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences (MSSS) division, the faculty Chair of two online certificate programs for mass spectrometry, and spearheaded the national mass spectrometry workshops during AACC and AACC/MSSS annual conferences. She is the Faculty Chair for the AACC Global Lab Quality Initiative Asian Pacific Working Group to lead the efforts to enhance quality and practice of clinical chemistry in this region. Dr. Zhang was also the President of North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association (NACCCA), Past Chair of AACC Upstate New York Local Section.
Dr. Zhang completed her Clinical Chemistry Fellowship training at Harvard Medical School after obtaining her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and bioinformatics at the University of Minnesota. She is certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.