Terry Huang is Professor of Community Health and Director of the Center for Systems and Community Design at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. He chaired the Department of Health Promotion at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) from 2010-2014. Prior to returning to academia, Dr. Huang played a leading role at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the integration of systems science and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Huang has had a long history of research and policy leadership in the area of obesity. In addition, he is passionate about systems-oriented community health, design for health, social entrepreneurship, and strategies for collective impact. Dr. Huang has lectured and published extensively on these and other topics. Much of his current work focuses on innovations at the intersection of health, design, and business. Dr. Huang received the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Innovation Award in 2010 and the NIH Director’s Award in 2011. In addition, he received the National Cancer Institute Award of Merit in 2012 and was named UNMC Distinguished Scientist in 2013. Dr. Huang holds a PhD in Preventive Medicine and an MPH from the University of Southern California, an MBA from the IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), and a BA in Psychology from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). He is Board Certified in Public Health (CPH) and Fellow, Councilor, and Past Program Chair of The Obesity Society. He is also VP North America of the World Obesity Federation.
- PhD in Preventive Medicine from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- MPH in Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
- MBA in Strategy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
Research InterestsObesity, chronic disease prevention, systems science, design and health, built environment, public-private partnerships, cross-cultural health, strategic science, science policy translation