Xing Zhang

Arizona Biomedical Collaborative
425 N. 5th Street
Asst Professor
DTPHX Campus


Xing Sherry Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Solutions. As a public policy demographer, her research focuses on the role of parent-child relationships in shaping young adult health from adolescence to adulthood, and how this varies across race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status. She draws in multiple perspectives and quantitative methods from sociology, public policy, demography, and population health in her work. 


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Disparities Research Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020
  • PhD, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2018
  • MS, Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 2015
  • BA, Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012

Google Scholar


1. Fenaba Addo and Xing Zhang. Forthcoming. "Debt Concordance and Relationship Quality: A Couple Level Analysis." Forthcoming at Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

2. Xing Zhang. 2020. "Adolescent Protective Contexts for Depressive Symptoms in Emerging Adulthood by Race and Ethnicity." Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research. Volume 15, p. 205-230. DOI:10.1108/S1530-353520190000015010 

3. Xing Zhang and Sharon Sassler. 2019. "The Age of Independence, Revisited: Parents and Interracial Union Formation across the Life Course." Sociological Forum. 34(2), p. 361-385.  

4. Xing Zhang and Sharon Sassler. 2019. "Parents, Peers, and Pressure: The Dynamics of Interracial Relationships." Race and Ethnicity: Moving from Sociological Imagination to Sociological Mindfulness. Cognella Academic Press. 

5. Xing Zhang and Allison Dwyer Emory. 2015. "Situating the Experience of Maternal Incarceration: Childhood and Young Adult Context." Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research. Volume 9, p. 219-254. DOI: 10.1108/S1530-353520150000009011. 


Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
HCD 330 Health Care Systems in US