About

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 obesity prevention. Dr. Huang is a global leader on systems-oriented community health, cross-sectoral partnerships, design thinking, collective impact, social entrepreneurship, and the translation of science to policy. Dr. Huang has lectured extensively on these topics and published over 100 articles. He also consults for major organizations on innovative solutions to social and health challenges. 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. He received his 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 at the World Obesity Federation.