Dr. Ping Zou is an assistant professor of the School of Nursing, Nipissing University, Canada. She obtained her first PhD in 2003 from Fujian Normal University in China and her second PhD in 2015 from the University of Toronto in Canada. The purpose of Dr. Zou’s research is to develop culturally sensitive interventions to support Chinese Canadians managing their chronic illness in community. Supported by Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, and Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses research grant, Dr. Zou designed and tested the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension and Sodium Reduction for Chinese Canadian (DASHNa-CC), a dietary intervention incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat hypertension in Chinese Canadian community. Dr. Zou is currently working with professionals in nursing, nutrition science, Traditional Chinese Medicine, sociology, and information technology to furthur explore innovative and effective community interventions for chronic illness management. Dr. Zou is the leaders of several nursing associations, a reviewer of many academic journals, and a panel member of several jounal editorial board. With working experiences in both China and Canada, and being fluent in both Chinese and English, Dr. Zou promotes international and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Dr. Ping Zou research interests are Hypertension in minority groups, dietary intervention to prevent and treat hypertension, lifestyle modification and chronic illness control, incorporation of Traditional Chinese Medicine for chronic illness management, application of technology to facilitate chronic illness self-management in community, international comparison study on chronic illness management