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Zhenmei Zhang

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, michigan.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., Penn State University

Dr. Zhang's research interests include aging and the life course, racial/ethnic disparities in health, population aging in China, and elder abuse/neglect. In recent work she has examined early life influences on cognitive impairment and dementia in China and the US, and investigated patterns and determinants of intergenerational transfers in contemporary China.

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Xu, Hongwei, Zhenmei Zhang, Lydia W. Li, and Jinyun Liu. Forthcoming. "Early life exposure to China's 1959-61 famine and midlife cognition." International journal of epidemiology. DOI. Abstract.

Zhang, Zhenmei, Jinyun Liu, Lydia W. Li, and Hongwei Xu. Forthcoming. "The Long Arm of Childhood in China: Early-Life Conditions and Cognitive Function Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults." Journal of Aging and Health. DOI. Abstract.

Liu, Jinyun, Lydia W. Li, Zhenmei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2016. "Associations between physical health and depressive symptoms in Chinese older adults: Do neighborhood resources matter?" SSM - Population Health, 2: 531-535. DOI. Abstract.

Zhang, Zhenmei, Lydia W. Li, Hongwei Xu, and Jinyu Liu. 2016. "An ecological study of social fragmentation, socioeconomic deprivation, and suicide in rural China: 2008-2010." SSM-Population Health, 2: 365-372. PMCID: PMC5067073. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. 2016. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2): 341-362. PMCID: PMC4893784. DOI. Abstract.

Lin, Hui-Sheng, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Zhenmei Zhang, S. Musani, E. Fox, A. Kraja, A. Bidulescu, W. Lieb, et al. 2015. "Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Plasma B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in Blacks The Jackson Heart Study." Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, 8(1): 122-130. DOI. Abstract.

Lynn, Freda B., Barbara Schneider, and Zhenmei Zhang. 2013. "The Changing Relationship Between Fertility Expectations and Educational Expectations: Adolescents in the 1970s Versus the 1980s." Journal of Family Issues, 34(9): 1147-1174. DOI. Abstract.

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