Ying Zhang, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

e-mail: zhangy07@uw.edu

Biographical Profile

Ying Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Her clinical practice is located at Harborview Family Medicine clinic. She enjoys practicing full spectrum family medicine, including outpatient, inpatient, and obstetrics care, and teaching trainees in her current faculty role. Having completed a primary care research fellowship and Master's in Public Health, Dr. Zhang continues to be active in clinical research and health advocacy. Her clinical and research focus is on reproductive health and family planning among immigrant and refugee communities.

Teaching Interests & Roles

Co-lead for MEDEX Masters Summer Public Health Course: Public Health & Preventive Medicine Track
Faculty Lead for CREATE (Continuing Reproductive Education for Advanced Training Efficacy) program.

Research Interests & Roles

Current Projects

Current Projects:
- Self-efficacy in using and understanding prescription medication among populations with limited English proficiency and chronic disease.
- Reproductive health in Somali refugees: exploring womens' views on birth spacing and modern contraception
- Refugee reproductive health project: developing an educational tool for cervical cancer screening

Scholarly Work

2016 Zhang Y, Ornelas I, Do H, Magarati M, Jackson J, Taylor V. Provider Perspectives on Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening Among Refugee Women. Journal of Community Health. 2016 Nov; 1-8. Doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0292-5
2016 Zhang, Y. NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review. Authored 13 questions in Obstetrics Management for comprehensive lifelong learning product from NEJM Group.
2014 Shih, G, Zhang, Y, Bukowski, K, Chen, A, Bringing Men to the Table: Sterilization can be for him or for her. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology.
2007 Zhang, Y., Westfall, M.C., Hermes, K.C., Dorcas, M.E. Physiological Control of Heating and Cooling Rates in Rubber Boas, Charina bottae. Journal of Thermal Biology.

2014 Zhang, Y. Why Are Men Left Out of the Contraceptive Mandate? (Posted 9/26/2014) KevinMD.com blog, http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/09/men-left-contraceptive-mandate.html
2013 Scoville, C., Zhang, Y., Moo-Young, J. Burmese Refugee Outreach Worker Health Education Curriculum. Anticipated online publication. Ethnomed.org
2013 Zhang, Y. “Endometriosis”. 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014 edition.

Clinical Practice Information

UW Medicine Provider Biographies

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Washington Masters in Public Health 2016
University of Washington Family Medicine Residency 2014
East Carolina University MD 2011
Davidson College B.S. 2007