Yinyin Zang is a tenure-track assistant professor of Psychology, Peking University, who received a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the British Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology at the Department of Psychiatry of the American College of psychiatry. From 2015 to 2019, he worked as a Research Associate in clinical psychology and sleep disorders in the Department of psychiatry and sleep and circadian neurobiology. Zang Yinyuan led and participated in several randomized controlled clinical psychological research projects.

List of Publications

Peer-reviewed research papers

In press or print (*corresponding author)

Wang, Y.*, Metoki, A., Smith, D. V, Medaglia, J. D., Zang, Y., Benear, S., … Olson, I. R. (2020). Multimodal Mapping of the Face Connectome. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–40.

Asnaani, A.*, Tyler, J., McCann, J., Brown, L., & Zang, Y.* (2020). Anxiety Sensitivity and Emotion Regulation as Mechanisms of Successful CBT Outcome for Anxiety-Related Disorders in a Naturalistic Treatment Setting. Journal of Affective Disorders, 267, 86–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.160

Wang, S. H., Keenan, B. T., Wiemken, A., Zang, Y., Staley, B., Sarwer, D. B., … Schwab, R. J.* (2020). Effect of Weight Loss on Upper Airway Anatomy and the Apnea Hypopnea Index: The Importance of Tongue Fat. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201903-0692oc

Asnaani, A.*, Narine, K., Suzuki, N., Yeh, R., Zang, Y., Schwartz, B., … Foa, E. B. (2020). An Innovative Mobile Game for Screening of Pediatric PTSD: A Study in Primary Care Settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-020-00300-6

McLean, C. P.*, Zandberg, L., Brown, L., Zang, Y., Benhamou, K., Dondanville, K. A., … Foa, E. B. (2019). Guilt in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Active Duty Military Personnel. Journal of Traumatic Stress, jts.22416.

McLean, C. P.*, Zang, Y.*, Gallagher, T., Suzuki, N., Yarvis, J. S., Litz, B., Mintz, J., Young-McCaughan, S., Peterson, A., & Foa, E.B. (2019). Trauma-Related Cognitions and Cognitive Emotion Regulation as Mediators of PTSD Change Among Treatment-Seeking Active Duty Military Personnel with PTSD. Behavior Therapy, 50(6), 1053–1062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.03.006

Brown, L. A.*, Zang, Y.*, Benhamou, K., Taylor, D. J., Bryan, C. J., Yarvis, J. S., … Foa, E. B. (2019). Mediation of suicide ideation in prolonged exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 119, 103409.

Brown, L. A.*, McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zandberg, L., Mintz, J., Yarvis, J. S., … Foa, E. B. (2019). Does prolonged exposure increase suicide risk? Results from an active duty military sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 118(June 2018), 87–93.

Zang, Y.*, Su, Y. J., McLean, C. P., & Foa, E. B. (2019). Predictors for Excellent Versus Partial Response to Prolonged Exposure Therapy: Who Needs Additional Sessions? Journal of traumatic stress, 32: 577-585. doi:10.1002/jts.22412

Foa, E. B.*, Mclean, C. P., Zang, Y., Rosenfield, D., Yadin, E., Yarvis, J. S., … Peterson, A. (2018). Effect of Prolonged Exposure Therapy Delivered Over 2 Weeks vs 8 Weeks vs Present-Centered Therapy on PTSD Symptom Severity in Military Personnel A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 319(4), 354–364.

Zang, Y.*, Gay, G. G., Kaczkurkin, A. N., McLean, C. P., Wachen, J. W., Yarvis, J. S., Foa, E. B., Resick, P. A., and the STRONG STAR Consortium. (2018) Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Peritraumatic and Posttraumatic Emotions Questionnaires among Active Duty Military Personnel with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(6), 826-836.

Zhang, S., Hu, Q.*, Tang, T., Liu, C., Li, C., Zang, Y. Y., & Cai, W. X.* (2018). Changes in Gray Matter Density, Regional Homogeneity, and Functional Connectivity in Methamphetamine-Associated Psychosis: A Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study. Medical Science Monitor, 24, 4020-4030.

Brown, L. A.*, Jerud, A., Asnaani, A., Petersen, J., Zang, Y., & Foa, E. B. (2018). Changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive symptoms over the course of prolonged exposure. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(5), 452-463.

Jha, A.*, Shakya, S., Zang, Y., Pathak, N., Pradhan, P., Bhatta, K., … Nehete, R. (2017). Identification and treatment of Nepal 2015 earthquake survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder by nonspecialist volunteers: An exploratory cross-sectional study. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 59(3), 320.

Foa, E. B.*, Asnaani, A., Zang, Y., Capaldi, S., & Yeh, R. (2017). Psychometrics of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale for DSM-5 for Trauma-Exposed Children and Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1–9.

Foa, E. B.*, McLean, C. P., Zandberg, L. J., Zang, Y., Asnaani, A., Benhamou, K., … Peterson, A. L. (2017). The implementation of prolonged exposure: Design of a multisite study evaluating the usefulness of workshop with and without consultation. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 61, 48–54.

Kaczkurkin, A. N.*, Zang, Y., Gay, N. G., Peterson, A. L., Yarvis, J. S., Borah, E. V., … Foa, E. B. (2017). Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies Associated With the DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Criteria. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(4), 343–350.

Zhang, S. Y., Hu, Q.*, Tang, T., Liu, C., Li, C. C., Yang, X. G., Zang Y. Y. & Cai, W. X.* (2017). Role of CACNA1C gene polymorphisms and protein expressions in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia: a case-control study in a Chinese population. Neurological Sciences, 1-11.

Zang, Y.*, Yu, J., Chazin, D., Asnaani, A., Zandberg, L. J., & Foa, E. B. (2017). Changes in coping behavior in a randomized controlled trial of concurrent treatment for PTSD and alcohol dependence. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 90, 9–15.

Zang, Y.*, Gallagher, T., McLean, C. P., Tannahill, H. S., Yarvis, J. S., Foa, E. B., & Consortium, S. (2016). The impact of social support, unit cohesion, and trait resilience on PTSD in treatment-seeking military personnel with PTSD: The role of posttraumatic cognitions. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 86, 18–25.

McLean, C. P., Zang, Y.*, Zandberg, L., Bryan, C. J., Gay, N., Yarvis, J. S., & Foa, E. B. (2017). Predictors of suicidal ideation among active duty military personnel with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208 (August 2016), 392–398.

Foa, E. B.*, McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zhong, J., Rauch, S., Porter, K., … Kauffman, B. Y. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale Interview for DSM–5 (PSSI–5). Psychological Assessment, 28(10), 1159–1165.

Foa, E. B.*, McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zhong, J., Powers, M. B., Kauffman, B. Y., … Knowles, K. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale for DSM–5 (PDS–5). Psychological Assessment, 28(10), 1166–1171.

Hu, Q.*, Zhang, S. Y.*, Liu, F., Zhang, Y. L., Zhu, D. M., & Zang, Y. Y. (2015). Clinical significance of decreased protein expression of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate in the development of depression: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders174, 416-423.

Hu, Q.*, Zhang, S. Y.*, Liu, F., Zhang, X. J., Cui, G. C., Yu, E. Q., ... & Zang, Y. Y. (2015). Influence of GNB3 C825T polymorphism on the efficacy of antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders172, 103-109.

Zandberg, L. J.*, Zang, Y., McLean, C. P., Yeh, R., Simpson, H. B., & Foa, E. B. (2015). Change in Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms Mediates Subsequent Change in Depressive Symptoms during Exposure and Response Prevention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 67, 76-81.

Zang, Y.*, Hunt, N. & Cox, T. (2014). Adapting Narrative Exposure Therapy for Chinese earthquake survivors: A randomized controlled feasibility study, BMC Psychiatry, 14, 262.

Zang, Y.*, Hunt, N. & Cox, T. (2013). A randomised controlled pilot study: The effectiveness of narrative exposure therapy with adult survivors of the Sichuan earthquake, BMC Psychiatry, 13, 41.

Zang, Y.*, Hunt, N., Cox, T., Joseph. S. (2012). Short form of the Changes in Outlook Questionnaire: Translation and validation of the Chinese version, Health and Quality of Life Outcome, 10, 41.


Book chapter

Zang, Y., Hunt, N. & Cox, T. (2011). The effect of a Guided Narrative Technique among children traumatized by the earthquake. In C. Barrette, B. Haylock, & D. Mortimer (Eds.), Trauma imprints: Performance, art, literature and theoretical practice (pp. 273-282). Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press