Huiping Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Huiping Zhang
72 East Concord Street


Huiping Zhang, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He has a long history with the Yale University School of Medicine, where he completed his postdoc training and then served as a Research Associate Scientist (equivalent to Research Assistant Professor), Assistant Professor (tenure-track), and Research Scientist (equivalent to Research Associate Professor) before coming to Boston University. He is an editorial board member of academic journals such as the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, the Journal of Depression & Anxiety, and PLOS One. His research focused on genetic and epigenetic studies of substance use disorders (SUDs) and related psychiatric disorders and traits. He is currently the PI of two research grants (R01 and R21) from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and one research grant from the Boston University Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Additionally, he is the subcontract PI of a R01 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Queen's University, PhD
  • Tongji Medical University, MS
  • Central China Normal University, BS

Classes Taught


  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Zhang H, Zhou H, Lencz T, Farrer LA, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J. Genome-wide association study of cognitive flexibility assessed by the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2018 07; 177(5):511-519. PMID: 30134085.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Montalvo-Ortiz JL, Zhang H, Chen C, Liu C, Coccaro EF. Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Changes Associated with Intermittent Explosive Disorder: A Gene-Based Functional Enrichment Analysis. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 01 01; 21(1):12-20. PMID: 29106553.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Mei S, Gao T, Li J, Zhang Y, Chai J, Wang L, Zhang Z, Zhang H. Internet addiction in college students and its relationship with cigarette smoking and alcohol use in Northeast China. Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2017 Dec; 9(4). PMID: 29193712.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Parade SH, Parent J, Rabemananjara K, Seifer R, Marsit CJ, Yang BZ, Zhang H, Tyrka AR. Change in FK506 binding protein 5 (FKBP5) methylation over time among preschoolers with adversity. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 12; 29(5):1627-1634. PMID: 29162173.

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  • Published on 8/10/2017

    DeVito EE, Herman AI, Konkus NS, Zhang H, Sofuoglu M. Atomoxetine in abstinent cocaine users: Sex differences. Data Brief. 2017 Oct; 14:566-572. PMID: 28861456.

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  • Published on 7/14/2017

    DeVito EE, Herman AI, Konkus NS, Zhang H, Sofuoglu M. Atomoxetine in abstinent cocaine users: Cognitive, subjective and cardiovascular effects. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2017 Aug; 159:55-61. PMID: 28716656.

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  • Published on 2/28/2017

    Liu R, Ning L, Liu X, Zhang H, Yu Y, Zhang S, Rao W, Shi J, Sun H, Yu Q. Association between single nucleotide variants of vascular endothelial growth factor A and the risk of thyroid carcinoma and nodular goiter in a Han Chinese population. Oncotarget. 2017 Feb 28; 8(9):15838-15845. PMID: 28178662.

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  • Published on 2/6/2017

    Xu H, Wang F, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Zhang H. Alcohol and nicotine codependence-associated DNA methylation changes in promoter regions of addiction-related genes. Sci Rep. 2017 02 06; 7:41816. PMID: 28165486.

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  • Published on 1/19/2017

    Rao W, Zhou N, Zhang H, Liu R, Zhang S, Su Y, Yang G, Ma Y, Shi J, Yu Y, Yu Q. A Case-Control Study of the Association between Polymorphisms in the Fibrinogen Alpha Chain Gene and Schizophrenia. Dis Markers. 2017; 2017:3104180. PMID: 28203040.

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  • Published on 10/19/2016

    Zhang H, Gelernter J. Review: DNA methylation and alcohol use disorders: Progress and challenges. Am J Addict. 2017 Aug; 26(5):502-515. PMID: 27759945.

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