Resident Physician in Psychiatry and Researcher in Asian and Asian American Studies
Richard Zhang is a resident physician in the University of Connecticut Psychiatry Residency Program. As an affiliated faculty at the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Dr. Zhang seeks to help bridge AAASI with the UConn medical community. His clinical interests include cultural psychiatry, early mental health intervention, and integrative medicine. His scholarly interests at AAASI include the histories of Asian and Asian American health and emotions. Inspired by his volunteering experiences with immigrant and refugee communities, he also hopes to develop mental health resources for culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities in Connecticut.
2021 M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
2020 M.A. in History of Science and Medicine, Yale University
2016 B.S. in Science with Minor in History, Pennsylvania State University
- Zhang, Richard. “American Ginseng as an Herbal Emissary Influencing Qing-American Trade Relations.” Hektoen International 13, no. 1 (Winter 2021).
- Zhang, Richard. “King of Flowers: Reinterpretation of Chinese Peonies in Early Modern Europe.” Journal of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science 3, no. 1 (March 2021): 41–54.
- Zhang, Richard. “Dr. Fanny Halpern, a Psychiatric Go-between of 1930s Shanghai.” Hektoen International 12, no. 2 (Spring 2020).
- Zhang, Richard. “A Tale of Two Tonics: Sino-Western Psychopharmaceutical Modernity in Shanghai, 1936.” Hektoen International 12, no. 2 (Spring 2020).
- Zhang, Richard. “America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins.” Hektoen International 12, no. 1 (Winter 2020).
- Zhang, Richard. “COVID-19 Has Interrupted the American Sleep Schedule. Is That a Good Thing?” The Philadelphia Inquirer. April 22, 2020.