** UPDATE **
Ms. Suying Chang is currently a PhD candidate in Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and a recipient of an International Nutrition Foundation/Ellison Medical Foundation (INF/EMF) Doctoral Fellowship. Ms. Chang has worked as a researcher and project manager in maternal and child nutrition, infant and young children feeding and food fortification for Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the national center of excellence in nutrition and food safety.
Ms. Chang is currently a Nutrition Specialist at the UNICEF China office, where she is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the UNICEF China office supported nutrition programme. One of her working focuses is to push forward infant and young child feeding, the implementation of fortified complementary food and multi-nutrients supplementation among children and pregnant women to prevent and control of iron deficiency and malnutrition.
Ms. Chang has completed writing her PhD dissertation entitled “Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in infancy and mental development in Chinese children" under the advisement of Dr. Frans Kok and Prof. Chunming Chen and is expecting her defence in the year 2012. Her work includes iron deficiency in pregnancy and infancy, long-term impact of iron deficiency on children’s mental development and iron absorption of fortified complementary food among young children.
The INF/EMF program has given Ms. Chang a chance to “study to grow wisdom and to serve better thy country and thy kind.” According to Ms. Chang, her increasingly improved capacities benefit not only her own work and research, but also the competence of her national counterparts, through intensive collaboration and interactions, in the effort of addressing nutritional health research under a global trend.
Ms. Chang was selected to be our Featured Fellow as commendation of her recent publication in Pediatrics in April. With the support of the INF/EMF fellowship, she conducted the data analysis and published the paper, titled "Iron Deficiency Anemia in Infancy and Social Emotional Development in Pre-school Aged Chinese Children."
Under INF/EMF support, Ms. Chang has also submitted two additional paper for publication in international journals: "Maxture of Sodium Iron EDTA and Ferrous Sulfate:an effective iron Fortificant for Complementary Foods for Chinese Young Children" and "Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy Blunts the Effect of Maternal Micronutrients Supplementation on Mental Development of Young Children in Rural Western China". Scroll down to see a list of all of Ms. Chang's publications.
Ms. Chang (in red) conducting an interview
Iron absorption study participants
- Chang S, Wang L, Wang Y, Brouwer I, Kok F, Lozoff B, Iron-deficiency anemia in infancy and social emotional development in preschool-aged Chinese children, Pediatrics 2011;127:e927–e933.
- Chang S, Huang A, Ma Y, Piao J, Yang X, Zeder C, Hurrell R, Egli I, Mixture of Sodium Iron EDTA and Ferrous Sulfate: an Effective Iron Fortificant for Complementary Foods for Chinese Young Children. (submitted to Food and Nutrition Bulletin)
- Chang S, He W, Chen C, Complementary feeding and growth of infant and young child in China. Biomedical and Enviromental Sciences. 2008, Vol.21, 264-8
- Chang S, He W, Chen C, The research on knowledge and attitude to multi-micronutrients supplements intakes among childbearing aged women in rural China. Journal of Hygiene Research, 2007, Vol.36(6) 725-726.
- Chang S, He W, Chen C The Growth Characteristics of Chinese children under 5 in the past 15 years. Journal of Hygiene Research, 2006, Vol.35(6) 768-771.
- Chang S, Chen C, He W Analysis on the changes of nutritional status in China--The Improvement of complementary feeding amang chinese infants and young children in the past 15 years. Journal of Hygiene Research, 2007, Vol36(1) 207-209.
- Chang S, He W, Jia F Chen C Anemia Status of Chinese children. Journal of Hygiene Research, 2007, Vol36(1) 210-212.
- Chang S, Cao Y, Ma G Marketing and shopping behavior on infants and young children food in rural China. Chinee Journal of Health Education. 2007, Vol.23(4) 244-247.
- Chang S, Ji C The relationship between high blood pressure with overweight and obesity of 7-17 years old Chinese children and adolescents. Chinese Journal of School Health. 2006 Vol.27(8) 652-653.
- Chang S. Complementary Food fortification in China. Journal of Hygiene Research 2003, Vol.32 Suppl. 46-49.
- Chang S. Chen C He W. Physical status and the changing trend of weight and height of Chinese children. Journal of Hygiene Research. 2000, Vol. 29 268-272.
- Chang S. Ge K. Zhai F. Jia F, Lin H Dietary intake of some micronutrients in different provinces of China. Journal of Hygiene Research 1999. Vol.28 (6) 364-366.
- Chang S. Ge K. Zhai F. Jia F. Xu Q. The analysis of nutritional factors on Anemia in Chinese Adult. Acta Nutrition Sinica, 1998. Vol.20(2) 132-137.
- Chang S. Chang Y .The impact of children development and its analysis method. Foreign Medical Sciences. 1997. Vol.24(1) 40-43.
- Chang S. Chang Y. Fu Z. He W. Multiple factor of nutrition status of children in poor rural counties of China. Journal of Hygiene Research 1996, Vol.25 Suppl. 83-86.
- Ge K. Chang S. Du S. Definition and measures of child malnutrition. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2001 Vol.14(3) 283-291.
- Ge K. Chang S. Dietary intake of some micro-nutrients in China. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2001, Vol.14(3) 318-324.
- Fu Z. Chang S. Exclusive breastfeeding and growth of infants under 4 months in China. Journal of Hygiene Research Vol. 29 2000; 275-278.
- Ge K. Chang S. The Food and nutrition of Chinese people. The Chinese food industry from 1949 to 1999. Publishing house of encyclopedia. Beijing, 1999, 311-314.
- Ge K. Chang S. Dietary intake of micronutrients of Chinese inhabitants. Acta Nutrition Sinica, 1999, Vol.21(1) 1-6.
- Chen C, He W, Chang S. The Changes of the attributable factors of child growth. Journal of Hygiene Research. 2006, Vol.35(6), 765-767.
- He W, Chen C, Chang S. Analysis on the nutritional status of children of out-for-job mothers. Journal of Hygiene Research. 2007, Vol.36(1), 214-215.
- Chang Y. Xian Z. He W. Chang S. Ma HJ. Chen CM. Child malnutrition in China—Present status and Changing trend. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences.1996 Vol.9. 164-180