Wei Zhong is an Assistant Professor at School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. She received her B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at Beihang University and M.S. in Public Administration at Renmin University of China. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on policy informatics, complexity science, and computational modeling and simulation. Her research has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation, and Tsinghua University. Prior to joining the Tsinghua faculty, she worked at School of Public Administration at Renmin University of China, School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University, Decision Theater at Arizona State University, and Center for Policy Informatics at Arizona State University.
Selected journal articles Zhong, W., & Bao, Y. (2019). Personal values and value congruence of public administration graduate students: An exploratory study in China. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78(1), 56-78. Zhong, W. (2017). Simulating influenza pandemic dynamics with public risk communication and individual responsive behavior. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 23(4), 475-495. Kim, Y., Zhong, W.,* Jehn, M., & Walsh, L. (2015). Public risk perceptions and preventive behaviors during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 9(2), 145-154. Zhong, W., Kim, Y., & Jehn, M. (2013). Modeling dynamics of an influenza pandemic with heterogeneous coping behaviors: Case study of a 2009 H1N1 outbreak in Arizona. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 19(4), 622-645. Kim, Y., Zhong, W.,* & Chun, Y. (2013). Modeling sanction choices on fraudulent benefit exchanges in public service delivery. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(2), http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/16/12/18.html. Zhong, W., & Liu, Y. (2017). Agent-based modeling: An alternative approach to exlore public administration problems. Chinese Public Administration, 2017(1), 72-78. (In Chinese) Zhong, W. (2012). Public decision-making research lab. Public Administration and Policy Review, 1(1), 92. (In Chinese) Lan, Z., Zhong, W., & Huang, X. (2012). A conflict resolution approach to public administration. Chinese Public Administration, 2012(2), 13-17. (In Chinese)
Grants Principal investigator The influence of risk communication on individual self-protective behavior choice during influenza pandemic. National Natural Science Foundation of China. Evaluating the effectiveness of public emergency risk communication information in Beijing: A case study of three influenza pandemics. Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation. Mitigating the impacts of influenza pandemic through effective public policies. Renmin University of China. The evolvement of public administration research paradigm in China: 2005-2011. Renmin University of China. Complex system: An alternative approach to public emergency management. Arizona State University. Team member Forecasting and governing the social and economic influences of chronic diseases, and building a healthy nation. National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science. (Major Program of National Social Science Fund of China) Comprehensive public policy studies on urban water supply and safety management. Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. (Major Program of National Science and Technology during the 12th Five-year Plan)
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