Academic Status: Postdoctoral Fellow
Previous Academic Training: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (UBC), MSc (Simon Fraser University), MD (Capital University, China)
UBC Academic Department: Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology
Supervisor(s): Dr. Helen Tremlett, PhD
Project title(s): Disease progression in multiple sclerosis
Honors and Awards:
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (July 2014 – June 2016)
- Travel award for the Alberta endMS Retreat 2013: All About Teamwork (September 2013)
- Travel award, Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (July 2010)
- Child & Family Research Institute Research Methodology Training Grant (July – August 2009)
- Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Studentship Award (August 2008)
- University of British Columbia Entrance Scholarship (September 2007)
- British Columbia Child and Youth Health Research Network Internship (May – September 2007)
- British Columbia Medical Association Summer Research Scholarship (May – September 2006)
- Simon Fraser University Graduate fellowship (September 2005 – April 2006)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers
- Zhang T, Shirani A, Zhao Y, Ehsanul Karim M, Gustafson P and Petkau J et al. Exposure to beta-interferon and onset of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. European Journal of Neurology. 2015; 22(6):990-1000.
- Zhang T, Smith A, Camp P and Carleton B. High use of health services in patients with suboptimal asthma drug regimens: a population-based assessment in British Columbia, Canada. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety. 2013 Jul;22(7):744-51.
- Zhang T, Smith A, Camp P, MacLeod S and Carleton B. Prescription drug dispensing profiles for one million children: a population-based analysis. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Mar;69(3):581-8.
- Camp P, Zhang T, Smith A and Carleton B. The use of long-acting beta2-agonists as monotherapy in children and adults. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology. 2013;20(1):e1-e12.
- Chawla J, Seear M, Zhang T, Smith A and Carleton B. Fifty years of pediatric asthma in developed countries: how reliable are the basic data sources? Pediatric Pulmonology. 2012;47(3):211-9.
- Zhang T, Carleton B, Smith A and Prosser R. The Added Burden of Comorbidity in Patients with Asthma. Journal of Asthma. 2009;46(10):1021-6.
- Jimenez-Mendez R, Zhang T, Smith A, and Carleton B. Changing asthma regimens from suboptimal to optimal: what are the impacts on health service use in patients with asthma? Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2011;20(S1):s253.
- Zhang T, Smith A, Prosser R, and Carleton B. Asthma drug regimens and health service utilization: what impact do changes in the optimal use of medication have on children with asthma. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2010;107(s1):s685.
- Zhang T, Li Z, Smith A, Wang Y, Cao D and Carleton B. Pharmacoepidemiological studies in Chinese and Canadian children – lack of comprehensive data a major limitation. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2010;107(s1):s686.
- Zhang T, Prosser R, Smith A and Carleton B. Asthma drug regimens and health service utilization: how can we improve care? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2010;181: A3125.
- Zhang T, Carleton B, Smith A and Prosser R. Changing patterns of asthma patients’ medication regimens and health service utilization: a population-based study. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology. 2008;15(3):e744.
- Prosser B, Carleton B, Smith A and Zhang T. Prescription medication utilization in British Columbia’s pediatric population. Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology. 2008;15(3):e668.