Terry T-K Huang

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 was a senior leader in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the integration of systems science and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Huang is a global leader on systems-oriented community health, cross-sectoral partnerships, design thinking, collective impact, and the translation of science to policy. Dr. Huang has lectured extensively on these topics and published over 100 articles. He is currently an international systems science advisor for the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services, The Australian Prevention Partnership Center, and Deakin University. 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, and a BA in Psychology from McGill University. 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 from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Research Interests

Obesity, chronic disease prevention, systems science, design and health, built environment, public-private partnerships, cross-cultural health, strategic science, science policy translation





Dr. Terry Huang