Zheng Chang

Zheng Chang

Principal Researcher
Telephone: +46852482412
Visiting address: Nobelsväg 12a, 17165 SOLNA
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB I Chang, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • * Rafaelsen Young Investigator Award from the International College of
    Neuropsychopharmacology, 2019
    * COFAS Marie Curie International Postdoc Fellowship, 2014
    * PhD in Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, 2013
    * MSc in Biomedicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
    * BSc in Life Science, Fudan University, 2007


  • My main research interest is in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. My current
    projects include studies of the risks and benefits of psychotropic
    medications (e.g., antidepressants, ADHD medication) using large-scale
    population data (e.g., national health registers, medical claim database).
    As a separate research interest, I've also participated in a series of
    studies on the associations between mental and somatic disorders, using
    various data sources from Sweden, China, and the US.
    *Selected publications:*
    Risks and Benefits of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Medication on
    Behavioral and Neuropsychiatric Outcomes: A Qualitative Review of
    Pharmacoepidemiology Studies Using Linked Prescription Databases. [1]
    Chang Z, Ghirardi L, Quinn PD, Asherson P, D'Onofrio BM, Larsson H
    /Biol. Psychiatry 2019 Sep
  • 86(5):335-343/
    Association Between Prescription of Major Psychotropic Medications and
    Violent Reoffending After Prison Release. [2]
    Chang Z, Lichtenstein P, Långström N, Larsson H, Fazel S
    /JAMA 2016 Nov
  • 316(17):1798-1807/
    Medication for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Risk for
    Depression: A Nationwide Longitudinal Cohort Study. [3]
    Chang Z, D'Onofrio BM, Quinn PD, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H
    /Biol. Psychiatry 2016 12
  • 80(12):916-922/
    Substance use disorders, psychiatric disorders, and mortality after release
    from prison: a nationwide longitudinal cohort study. [4]
    Chang Z, Lichtenstein P, Larsson H, Fazel S
    /Lancet Psychiatry 2015 May
  • 2(5):422-430/
    Serious transport accidents in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity
    disorder and the effect of medication: a population-based study. [5]
    Chang Z, Lichtenstein P, D'Onofrio BM, Sjölander A, Larsson H
    /JAMA Psychiatry 2014 Mar
  • 71(3):319-25/
    *Current doctoral students*
    * Tyra Lagerberg [6]
    * Le Zhang [7]
    * Nanbo Zhu [8]
    *Current research grants*
    I have received funding from the Swedish Research Council (VR), Swedish
    Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare (Forte), Norwegian
    research counsel, Karolinska Institutet Research Foundation and Thurings
    [1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31155139
    [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27802545
    [3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27086545
    [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26360286
    [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24477798
    [6] https://staff.ki.se/people/tyrlag
    [7] https://staff.ki.se/people/lezha
    [8] https://staff.ki.se/people/nanzhu


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  • Principal Researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2014
  • Degree Of Master Of Medical Science Two Years With A Major In, Karolinska Institutet, 2009

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