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 and published extensively on these topics. His current work continues to focus on innovative strategies for systems change, including the development of Firefly Innovations, a public health entrepreneurship platform housed at the CUNY SPH. 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.
Senior Executive Certificate in Venture Capital & Private Equity from Columbia Business School, New York
MBA in Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from IE Business School, Madrid
MPH in Biostatistics & Epidemiology from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
PhD in Preventive Medicine from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
BA in Psychology from McGill University, Montreal
Obesity, chronic disease prevention, systems science, design and health, built environment, public-private partnerships, cross-cultural health, strategic science, science policy translation