Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Linda Zhong
Director, Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine, School of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
Director of Biomedical Sciences and Chinese Medicine, School of Biological Sciences (SBS)
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Shanghai University of TCM, 2002)
MD (Shanghai University of TCM, 2007)
PhD (Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, 2012)

Certificate of Medical Practitioner (Ministry of Health (PROC), 2003)
Certificate of Attending Physician (Ministry of Health (PROC),2007)
Certificate of Registration for Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, 2007)
Certificate of Registration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturists (College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario, 2019)
Conditional Registration as TCM Physician (Singapore Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, 2022)

Professional Experience
Resident, Attending Physician, Long Hua Hospital, Shanghai University of TCM (SHUTCM) (2002-2007)
Lecturer, Department of Medicine, Shanghai University of TCM (2005-2007)
Clinical Center Manager, School of Chinese Medicine, the University of Hong Kong (2009-2011)
Post-Doc, RAP, Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University (2012-2022)
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (2022-present)
My research interest focuses on clinical studies with Chinese Medicine (CM) and Integrative Medicine (IM), evidence-based approaches and epidemiological research on Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Our particular research interests include (1) the clinical trial and cohort study on complicated Chinese medicine interventions including Chinese herbal formula, single herb, and acupuncture on functional digestive disorder, autoimmune diseases and women’s health; (2) development of clinical practice guidelines and pathways to standardize the diagnosis and treatment of CM; (3) new drug discovery from Chinese herbal medicine and its active fraction for Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Acupuncture augmentation therapy for in-hospital patients with major depression disorder: a pragmatic, randomized controlled trial
  • Acupuncture for Central Obesity: from Clinical Efficacy to Basic Mechanism
  • Electro-acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation: a pilot randomized, double-blinded, sham-controlled trial
Best Young Teachers in National Education Bureau, P.R. of China (2005)
Second Prize, International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine (2018)
First Prize, China Association of Chinese Medicine Technology Award (2019)
Faculty Performance Award in Team Teaching, Hong Kong Baptist University (2020)
Qi Huang Young Scholar, National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China (2020)
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Board of Directors, The International Society for Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine Research (ISCMR) (2023-present)
Senior Visiting Research Fellow (Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM)School of Public Health, University Technology Sydney, 2020-present)
Fellow of Renowned TCM Master Prof. Chen Xiang Jun, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China (2012-present)
Visiting Scholar in Integrative Medicine (David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 2016)
Courses Taught
1. Chinese Internal Medicine
2. Chinese Medicine Diagnosis
3. Reproductive System
4. Public Health and Family Medicine
5. Overview on Public Health & Preventive Medicine (Course Coordinator, Master of Science in Personal Health Management (Chinese Medicine)
6. Chinese Medicine Gynecology
Supervision of PhD Students
Lam Wai Ching, Lyu Zipan, Wei Dongjue, Ho Chin Ee